Our Policy of the Year list was rather economy-heavy. However, there was one clear advantage to this arrangement. Announced tax changes, in particular, tend to happen: they allow governments less wriggle room than, say, a proposed foreign policy initiative,, Big Society commitments or building HS3.
At any rate, George Osborne’s reforms to stamp duty topped our readers’ list of favoured policies, gaining 36 per cent support. The Chancellor’s abolition of the requirement to buy an annuity also got a bit of a shout-out in the comments. Raising the personal allowance came second with 21 per cent of the vote.