Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
Posts Tagged: The Welfare State
Gareth Streeter: Three facts which suggest a rise in food bank use is not just down to Universal Credit
If we continue to scapegoat welfare reform, we will never gain the depth of understanding we need to truly make poverty history.
Rees-Mogg is “worried” by reports that working families will lose money. Plus: how should May pitch for Labour voters? And why he is “always on good behaviour.”
“I remember the single mother who told me she wanted to get into the workplace…but the JobCentre had told her she’d be better off on benefits.”
It has fascinated me since growing up in a single parent family on the outskirts of Belfast – before attending the lowest-performing secondary school in Northern Ireland.
The work done in partnership with Baldwin, and by Chamberlain alone after 1937, gave Britain some of the best welfare services in the world.
Andrew Wood: Yes, Singapore really is an example we can learn from. But not for the reasons some Tories give.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Garvan Walshe: The Taylor review is a distraction. The real problem facing Britain is that our Welfare State is bust.
Uncomfortable though it is to admit, we run our public finances like a Ponzi scheme. The only way out of this mess is to improve our terrible productivity.
The second article in our mini-series series focusing on the topic of intergenerational fairness argues that none of us cannot afford to neglect the young.
A new Office for Intergenerational Responsibility would prevent politicians heaping costs on future taxpayers to fund giveaways today.
Starting with Jobcentres, prisons and ambulances, there’s a long list of dysfunctional services that need fixing.
Small state interventionism is opposed by the big state left, but also from those on the right who can’t see beyond the word ‘intervention’.
Carer of terminally ill relatives should not be anxious this week about potential cuts to their allowance: they should know that the Conservatives will always be on their side.
Imogen Atkinson: More foodbanks – not a sign of a failing state, but a sign of a compassionate society
The welfare state is rigid and mechanistic – charity is flexible and empathetic.
A big state requires a broad tax base.