Instead of paying four bigger taxes, they could choose to pay a new Simple Consolidated Tax (or SCT): a simple levy on their turnover.
John O’Connell: There are so many better ways of spending £50 billion than on HS2. Here are some of them.
The alternatives we publish today range from airfields to supertrams, roads to rail, bicycles to bridges.
Rory Stewart’s pledge to bring security and conditions under control is welcome, but too narrow in scope.
Any reform must be sustainable both financially and politically. Our new report sets out how the Government could do it.
Andrew Allum: New technology can save the NHS and social care system billions and improve patients’ lives
Hancock’s willingness to embrace such innovation is encouraging, and will bring sizeable benefits.
A ‘helping hand’ payment for new claimants, more disability advisers, and an obligation for the state to pay out on time would all help.
By engaging properly with the local community, the developer has won local consent for four times as many homes as originally proposed.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
Employee ownership, flexible working, and offering ‘mid-life MOTs’ are all simple, scalable, cost-effective policies ministers can support.
The oft-maligned ‘gig economy’ is delivering flexibility, innovation, choice, and value to millions. But for it to keep doing so, we must adapt.
It would be open to the Commons to approve the Agreement subject to the right of the UK to denounce the Protocol unilaterally under the following conditions.
Targeted tax breaks on investment create jobs and pay dividends for the public purse. The long-term interests of our public services are not served by cutting them.
By giving local communities more control, and broadening the scope of government priorities to include quality and design, we can get Britain building.
Matt Kilcoyne: How a flexible Right to Buy will breathe new life into an old policy – and a transformational one, too
Council tenants would be able to transfer the value of their Right to Buy discount and use it towards buying a different, cheaper property which they could afford.
Lesley Rankin: Conservatives cannot afford to ignore the call, by Welby and others, for fundamental economic reform
It is little wonder that young people are turning away from the Right when they find it so difficult to make their way in the world.