None of these qualities necessarily stop you wanting things, knowing what you enjoy, and being able to weigh up how to decide.
Posts Tagged: Sugar tax
James Frayne: To contest big state ideas, small state conservatives need to get to grips with the detail
They must also rediscover the interests of the consumer – and be better at engaging working class voters on social issues.
Which taxes should Tories cut? 3) Julian Jessop: Reduce sin taxes and property taxes to give the economy a fillip
The final article in our series argues that while the primary focus should be deficit reduction, there may yet be room to make life a bit easier, particularly for the poorest.
Our mini-series this week revealed points of broad consensus and points of approaching conflict on the centre right in terms of how the tax burden is distributed.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
Sponsored Post: Gavin Partington: Over 2,000 small business owners call on the Chancellor to think again about the soft drinks tax
The policy risks more than 4,000 jobs but will only reduce calorie intake by five calories per person, per day.
Sponsored Post: Pev Manners: The only impact a soft drinks tax will have is on small British businesses like Belvoir Fruit Farms
Demonising one product surely cannot be the answer.
Sponsored Post: Linda Sood – If the Conservatives really are the party of business, they should scrap the soft drinks tax
Small retailers will be hit hard.
Nicola Blackwood: Our new obesity strategy isn’t nanny state, it’s a sensible plan to make children healthier
This is about encouraging industry to reduce sugar content, improve school sport and empower parents, not abolish individual responsibility.
The TPA identifies 325 taxpayer-funded public health employees. Combined with Public Health England’s budget of around £3.6 billion, this is an expensive and powerful lobby.
Now that Osborne has gone, so too should this un-conservative levy.
Only ten years ago we’d have been mid-table, but since 2007 single-issue campaigners have struck a string of blows against lifestyle freedom.
Plus: Contrite Soubry. Ashcroft’s Party. The Chancellor’s forecasts and the OBR’s admission. P.S: Re those Clarke memoirs, I admit that I can’t wait to read them.
James Sproule: Osborne has posed problems for business recently. But this Budget was, on balance, good news.
Especially so for smaller firms and entrepreneurs.