A Government which wants to ‘make Britain a country that works for everyone’ cannot allocate £4 billion of £6 billion to those in the top half of the income distribution.
The third piece in our mini-series on the Autumn Statement comes from the Centre for Social Justice.
Early assurances that he is serious about slashing regulations are also welcome.
She needs the larger majority that a poll would deliver if she is to achieve her programme at a time of pre-Brexit turbulence.
Devolving income tax could be a game changer that finally stops the left from masking their lack of achievement behind constitutional wrangling.
The salient point is that it is government intervention that raises the cost of living.
The fourth in our series of pieces on economic policy after the referendum decision.
Hammond, Fox, Javid. How will a generation of politicians raised under Thatcher adapt to the new Prime Minister’s desire for an industrial strategy?
Also: Davies sets out Welsh Conservatives’ whole-life plan; Davidson closes gap with Scottish Labour; Northern Irish Labour rebel and contest elections; Scottish left clash over tax and oil; and more.
Despite what the Chancellor would have you believe, it didn’t really raise an extra £8 billion in its first year.
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.
The Chancellor should resist the temptation to ease the path to June’s referendum and further his leadership ambitions.
Boris has just cut the Council Tax precept by 6.4 per cent. Does Osborne have such clear credentials?
“When you cut its rate overall, the very richest become richer because of it.”
…despite paying no Income Tax. That ought to change.