The Opposition’s promise to extend the policy is opportunistic, expensive, and unjust. The Conservatives must do what is necessary and right.
Posts Tagged: Pensions and retirement
If there is to be any move towards all workers being taxed in the same way, there must also be reforms to workplace support too.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
And May’s reputation for straightforwardness risks damage from the Budget’s proposals for NICs.
Ryan Shorthouse: Balancing the budget. Make private schools pay VAT. End ring-fencing. Charge for missed GP appointments.
The second piece in our pre-Budget series on how to eliminate the structural deficit.
A new Office for Intergenerational Responsibility would prevent politicians heaping costs on future taxpayers to fund giveaways today.
Alex Morton: Here’s a radical but workable plan for the Budget. Trade off simplified tax reliefs for lower marginal rates.
He could commit to some tangible metrics – i.e: reducing the tax code in length by 25 per cent by 2019, or pledging to abolish three taxes in each budget.
It should be used to pay for what we owe in our pensions and benefits system – and thus provide more inter-generational justice.
The Health Service’s Chief Executive has said what many politicians are too nervous to even whisper.
Hammond, Green, the Work and Pensions Select Committee – even Clegg. All agree that it needs reviewing at least. And not before time.
There are better ways to close the deficits in workplace schemes than shifting the burden to the state and giving employers an unfair advantage.
The present accounting rate is wrong, and the Government should intervene if necessary to ensure that it is put right.
James Cartlidge: The triple lock. The NHS. The aid budget. If there’s to be a snap election, we’ll need a new manifesto
And on Brexit, as one who campaigned for In, I say we should get on with it, and avoid the one outcome that is infinitely less preferable to Leave or Remain: limbo.
Our failure to fully reimburse policyholders for their losses is undermining faith in our pensions and regulation system.
What stands in the way of the homes, jobs and savings proclaimed on the masthead of this site is not a state that’s too liberal, but one that’s not liberal enough.