Simply scrapping higher rate tax relief would be an act of fiscal hooliganism, but the Chancellor has other options available to him.
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From access to affordable credit, bespoke budgeting tools, savings and insurance products, a new wave of offerings could transform financial inclusion.
Unfit for office. But worse even than Corbyn are Labour’s moderates – who are willing to put his anti-Jewish racism into power.
Most voters will have what to them are more pressing reasons to reject Corbyn than anti-semitism. But none expose more fully why he must be stopped.
On the outcome hangs the preservation of the nation state and the genuinely democratic government.
The Chancellor has been fortunate that the public finances have improved substantially at a particularly convenient time.
£2.6 billion of the sum the government accepted as the compensation owed has still not been paid.
This is a robust, Conservative policy that enhances the stability of our society by encouraging and supporting prudent financial decision-making.
The old, with their savings, could help the young. The economically active young could help the old, by giving them an income.
The Government needs to consider three strands if it is to offer a comprehensive solution: state support, private assets, and individual planning.
The Treasury should be saved from itself by bringing the Party Chairman in to scrutinise the Autumn Budget before it is finalised.
The Government needs to present a persuasive explanation of why interest rates are set to rise further
Opportunists will try to lay it all at the door of Brexit. But the truth is more complex – not least given rising wages and the knock-on effects of Trump’s tax cuts.
This government has identified problems and is working on the solutions that will make a real difference to everyone saving for their retirement.
“After decades of declines in workplace pension saving, we are now seeing increases. We want to extend that benefit to people under the age of 22.”
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
Not only would many borrowers feel pain, but the Opposition might well be tempted to seize the chance to pile on the pressure.