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.
Posts Tagged: Capital Gains Tax
Robert Colvile: The boost to home ownership that would come from Help to Own – and the work we’ve been doing on it
Alex Morton and the rest of our research team have spent weeks crunching the numbers to ensure that they stack up
Under the current regime, the tax avoidance measure is to simply hang onto the property until death. The Chancellor should fix that flaw.
In the post-leave springtime, it will be worth considering what would happen if all three were abolished and replaced by a single Turnover Tax.
A Council Tax revaluation, and higher bands for higher value properties, would be an acceptable price to pay in return for the abolition of Stamp Duty, too.
This will mean that the Party must enter uncomfortable territory and embrace taxes on wealth and inheritance.
If she tries to work through populist edicts and diktats, she will fail. And if the Right argues that a few tax cuts for the richest will solve our problems, this will be no better.
We need policies to meet the challenge of an ageing population, mass immigration, pressured families, job insecurity – and grotesquely expensive housing.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.
You can only come back in politics if you have first left. And it’s better to take the decision yourself rather than have it forced on you.
“I think a lot of the criticisms are based on a fundamental misconception – that the company was set up to avoid tax.”
Howard Flight: We simply cannot afford to carry on protecting spending on welfare, the NHS and schools
The Budget ducked the hard choices that need to be made.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.
It felt more like a pre-election than a post-election one – and was shot through by a sense of the Chancellor’s political mortality.