How the deficit is to be reduced matters far, far more than how it is calculated.
Posts Tagged: Pensions
There was also a shout-out for his annuity changes.
Bearing down on free bus passes, the winter fuel allowance and free TV licences might be symbolic – but it’s also important.
Osborne simply has no political room to do anything very much. The big decisions will come after the election – whoever is in office.
Politicians say that they’re concerned about the costs and implications of an elderly society. But, at the same, they’re making them worse.
The Government should return to allowing contracting out of the public system in return for a rebate on national insurance contributions.
The answers themselves raise more questions that only a subject matter specialist who understands the physical complexities of deep sea cabling can properly comprehend.
The Conservatives are the only party committed to abolishing the “15 year” rule which prevents expats from voting in the UK. That’s something to celebrate.
ConservativeHome manifesto: Introduction – Homes. Jobs. Savings. Plus Money and Power. Ten policies to make a difference.
Home ownership first. New garden cities. Scrap HS2. Repatriate immigration control. Reform pensions tax relief. Higher NIC thesholds. English home rule. Internet voting.
The first glimpse of the insurgents’ 2015 manifesto suggests a risky willingness to be all things to all men. It could backfire.
We need to be able to see what is happening to the great mass of ordinary working people, i.e. people who are rarely out-of-work, doing mainstream jobs for middling levels of pay
There is no magical golden pot with retired people’s names on it waiting for them at Her Majesty’s Treasury – so young people are stumping up.
A new attack ad goes to the heart of Labour’s popular reputation: their love of new and higher taxes.
The good, the bad and the ugly of the Government’s legislative agenda.
The celebrated left wing economist allows his analysis to be driven by his politics.