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.
We must ensure that, just as the UK voted Leave to take back control, local people take back control themselves.
We’re not only better than others at making choices about how to spend our own lives and money – it’s also extremely important for us to be able to do so.
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.
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.
Cutting the cost of living. Building more houses. Protecting the NHS. Developing skills. A draft of the proposals Hammond should deliver.
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.
The youth vote is not one homogenous lump: more than half of school leavers won’t go to university, and won’t benefit from more generous student loan terms.
Employment, taxation, and three environment are three areas where we can show the Tory agenda is bigger than Brexit.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
Two in three are opposed. The finding is part of nearly five thousand replies, our biggest-ever reader response.
This first piece of a mini-series on what should be in the manifesto argues that the Conservatives must get serious about living within our means.