His time and room are very constricted, but he can at least demonstrate his domestic priorities – police and schools.
Posts Tagged: National Insurance
Tom Clougherty: Make Work Pay. A new agenda from the CPS for fairer taxes – including an end to pernicious marginal rates.
If one of a couple claiming the marriage allowance becomes a higher rate taxpayer, there is a 23,800 per cent marginal tax rate on the first penny over the threshold.
In the first article of a new mini-series, the economist urges the Chancellor to deploy the savings and revenues secured by leaving the EU.
Leigh Higgins: Post-Chequers, we need to explain more clearly what leaving the EU will now look like
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
Plus: Shame on the Conservative whips. And away with Julian Assange: most of us would happily pay his airfare.
At the same time as putting in more money, there must be a credible plan to spend it effectively – including improvements to how care is delivered.
The second piece in our series on reducing taxes also argues that in the longer term we should seek to return to a two-rate Income Tax system.
Which taxes should Tories cut? 1) Sam Dumitriu: No virtue-signalling giveaways, hammer taxes that hold back growth
After our recent series asked ‘What should Tories tax?’, the Adam Smith Institute’s Head of Research kicks off a new mini-series seeking routes to lower taxes.
What should Tories tax? 1) Sam Hall: Let’s aim to help poorer people, deter harmful behaviour – and be fiscally responsible
In the first instalment of a three-part mini-series, Bright Blue’s senior research fellow explores how tax reform could rebalance the fiscal burden.
People will not accept any arrangement that isn’t funded through the tax system and free at the point of use. So we have to find a way of making the current model work.
Interview: Boles says that National Insurance should become National Health Insurance – and fund the NHS
“We need to give it its own clear funding stream that is then permanently separate. For all its flaws, is almost the only bit of the British state that is genuinely loved.”
Alex Morton: Why the Tory tendency to bash our friends and back our enemies – for example, over student immigration numbers?
The Conservatives need to support genuine allies – such as savers, home owners, small businesses, and the armed forces.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
Spreadsheet Phil must become Storyteller Phil – if his Budget is to succeed where the Tory conference failed
The Chancellor needs to help deliver the sense of direction so strikingly absent in Manchester last month, and indeed since last June’s election.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.