Both of the national parties are built around different attitudes to economic policy, and the Scottish Parliament’s new responsibilities will force tough choices on the SNP.
Posts Tagged: Tax Avoidance
Nick Herbert: The question isn’t whether aid works. It does. The question is how it can work better.
The challenge for aid donors and recipients alike is to work together to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.
Diego Zuluaga: The Paradise Papers. The rich are paying more tax than ever – and tax havens are a force for good
For the most part, capital in offshore centres is invested, fetching rates of return far in excess of the value that most government expenditure can generate.
Such frivolous considerations as entertaining the spectators play no part in the Prime Minister’s defensive technique.
The Opposition plan to raise £6.5 billion, a figure reached by splitting the difference between numbers the IFS says were ‘made up’.
Income tax taking from the highest net-worth individuals are down £1 billion, even as everybody else has put more into the pot.
There has been huge investment in physical capital. But meanwhile, the effort to revitalise our human capital has been fragmented, centralised and half-hearted.
“We believe in the good that government can do.”
In this new era of transparency, the Government should now start to dismantle the tax barriers that distort international commerce.
The arguments need to be made again, not for the benefit of rich people but for the benefit of everyone in the UK and around the world.
Yet it would not quite be true to say that nothing has changed. The precedent that has now been set on publishing tax returns could do more harm than good.
He claims there is a “strong case” for the Prime Minister, Chancellor, and their Shadows to publish their returns, but not other Parliamentarians.
The Prime Minister’s decision to publish his tax return has big knock-on implications for his colleagues, and perhaps for himself too.
Chris Grayling: Labour’s attack on Cameron is an attack on all Conservatives – and on succcess itself
We have long believed that those who build wealth in our nation should be able to pass on the fruits of their work to their children and grandchildren.
“I think a lot of the criticisms are based on a fundamental misconception – that the company was set up to avoid tax.”