The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.
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Robert Halfon: What Hunt has done for the NHS, Hinds must do for schools. We need textbooks, not tanks.
Plus: beware of claims that we’ve reached Peak Corbyn. Don’t raise fuel duty. Scrap hospital car parking charges. And: Hands keeps his promises.
In the final instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors explore how errors in the current arrangements might be fixed.
Daniel Hannan: Higher taxes, spending bungs, pay caps, gender quotas. Is this really the brave new Brexit Britain we want?
What changed? When did we lose the global vocation that infused the Cabinet, Leavers and Remainers alike, two years ago?
Iain Mansfield: To bring greater fairness to families, free childcare should be linked to the transferable tax allowance
In the second instalment of our mini-series on families and tax, the author says that trading off the two would give parents, straight or gay, greater choice and control.
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.
WATCH: Ashworth – “We know what [May] is really talking about is increasing borrowing and increasing taxation”
The Shadow Health Secretary adds that Labour will “match” the Conservative’s NHS spending increase but is “prepared to go further”.
They assume that no deal would be a disaster, but in fact the £40 billion we’re set to pay the EU could be a real boost to the British economy.
Chloe Westley: Enough talk of tax rises from Tory Ministers. Let’s have tax cuts instead. Or else what are they for?
The Conservatives are not going to win the hearts and minds of the British people by proposing Labour-lite policies. There must be something different on offer.
Yes, some rises are inevitable. But they must be balanced by spending reductions elsewhere if economic policy is to be practicable and coherent.
We must embrace digital, invest in skills, and build world-class infrastructure. Hammond’s speech to the CBI – full text
“We must rebuild a consensus for the liberal market economy as the best way to deliver future prosperity.”
Money would go from one person through a bureaucracy to another person in the same household – who probably holds a joint bank account with the first person.
We have not adjusted to what an ageing society means or requires. Green’s speech on social care – full text
“Using their own money would enable older people to take greater control over their care options.”
Robert Halfon: Last week’s elections blazed a trail for fusing workers’ and metropolitan conservatism
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.