Keep them low where possible; find the optimal point on the Laffer Curve; avoid taxes which are expensive to collect; and undo the harm of Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax.
Posts Tagged: Treasury
A manifesto from Govern Up on how the Johnson administration can best get to grips with Whitehall – and deliver effectively.
The financial crisis, Brown, Osborne and then the EU and Scottish referendums did not cover the discipline in glory.
“A paramount duty of Government is to ensure Britain’s prosperity”. Hammond’s Mansion House speech – full text
So, there is a choice: either we leave with No Deal… or we preserve our future fiscal space – we cannot do both.
If the arguments against a target of net zero emissions by 2050 now seem familiar, that may be because we have been here before.
Alison Wolf: The Augar Review takes productivity, Industrial Strategy and skills seriously. Will the new Prime Minister listen?
Universities have generally had an excellent decade, but the rest of the system has not. It’s time to correct the imbalance.
There are worrying echoes of the 1970’s in the re-polarisation of the political debate today. Populism is on the rise.
When selling these books the Treasury should make sure there are protections so that borrowers do not lose out.
There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
Jon Davis and John Rentoul’s new book contains valuable material, but cannot efface Iraq, or the former Prime Minister’s self-righteousness.
I’m travelling around the country asking the public what their priorities really are. This review should be the People’s review.
But he lists the good news and claims that it has “defied expectations and will provide the solid foundation that Britain needs to seize the opportunities of the future.”
William Keegan’s memoir describes with ebullient good humour how he covered half a century of bad news.
“My job is to make sure that in dealing with an issue like this we use public resources in the most effective way.”
The cohort of future Conservative leadership candidates would do well to start thinking about the structure of the Number 10 they want to build.