Britain imposes uniquely heavy burdens on low-income workers with dependants, which create a huge drag on social mobility. Profound reform is needed.
Posts Tagged: Taxation
There is a misguided belief that the sector is an easy route to raising tax revenues. Businesses and second home owners are being penalised.
Sam Robinson: Raising the NationaI Insurance threshold is an opportunity to make the tax system fairer
A full merger is the logical destination. That would be simpler, more honest and more modern.
Labour is still the favourite. Scott Morrison, the new Prime Minister, has had success in binding wounds and campaigning effectively.
Neva Sadikoglu-Novaky and Jonathan Werran: Brexit gives the chance to have full fiscal devolution. Let’s take it.
Through tax competition, we could truly have a real Northern Powerhouse and give cities in the north a fairer chance against London and the south east.
The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU funding into the regions, is a great opportunity to put areas like mine back in control.
It should be easier to call local referendums in the UK. Politics is too important to be left to the politicians.
The former shadow home secretary speaks of the need for a “plan that is fair”.
The Budget has prompted further disarray in the Labour Party. But they do show a willingness to “compromise with the electorate”.
“Under this Conservative Government austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain.” – Hammond’s Budget speech, full text
“Now we have reached a defining moment on this, long, hard journey. Opening a new chapter in our country’s economic history.”
“I passionately believe that our best days lie ahead of us.” The Prime Minister’s Conference speech, full text.
“We stand at a pivotal moment in our history. It falls to our party to lead our country through it.”
“I am an optimist. I am an enthusiast for the change that is coming.” Hammond’s Conference speech, full text
“When the Prime Minister gets a deal agreed there will be a boost to our economic growth, a Deal Dividend which we will share, in line with our balanced approach.”
Davies beats Davies – in the battle to succeed Davies. The result was announced by Davies.
The online retail revolution has brought more convenience and lower prices to millions. Fighting it is an unworthy mission for a pro-consumer party.
The tax take is at its highest ever, and yet the Government is looking at ways to raise yet more taxes.