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.
Posts Tagged: Taxation
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.
In the first instalment of our new mini-series on families and tax, the authors look back to where Nigel Lawson’s 1988 reforms went wrong.
Former Downing Street adviser Sean Worth notes that “the NHS is currently more productive than it’s ever been”.
Indeed, the EU’s digital tax is a good example of a well-intentioned measure that makes little sense. Revenue taxes are also more likely to be passed on to consumers.
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.
A Council Tax revaluation, and higher bands for higher value properties, would be an acceptable price to pay in return for the abolition of Stamp Duty, too.