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A Norma Desmond Budget

A Norma Desmond Budget

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Norma Desmond’s retort in Sunset Boulevard (“You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big”. Norma Desmond: “I am big. It's the pictures that got small”) might also apply to recent budgets..

Not Paved With Gold

Not Paved With Gold

Brian Sturgess - Economy

The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

The Tidal Wave of Regulation

Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Economy

Unless tougher action is taken, the overall cost of regulation to British businesses at the end of this Parliament will be higher than at the beginning.

Productivity's Lost Decade – and How to Avoid Another

Productivity's Lost Decade – and How to Avoid Another

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

Without improvements to productivity, economic growth will slow also. Stronger productivity is the key to higher living standards because wages will not rise in the long term without any underlying improvements in the production process.

We Cannot Afford an Anti-Business Agenda

We Cannot Afford an Anti-Business Agenda

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

In order to return to more robust UK productivity growth, we need a series of supply side reforms to boost competition, encourage investment and reskill our workforce.

Stop Injecting Recovering Addict with Ultra-Loose Money

Stop Injecting Recovering Addict with Ultra-Loose Money

Adam Memon & Tim Knox -

The economy would be between 17% and 21% larger without the impact of the recession. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee should take 5 steps to start the process of normalisation.

Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

Richard A. Muller and Elizabeth A. Muller - Energy

Both global warming and air pollution can be mitigated by the responsible development and utilisation of shale gas.

Ease the Squeeze: tax cutting priorities in an age of austerity

Ease the Squeeze: tax cutting priorities in an age of austerity

Dominic Raab MP - Economy

Dominic Raab MP calls for a strategic pledge to cut the overall tax burden in the 2015-20 Parliament.

The Local Government Pension Scheme: opportunity knocks

The Local Government Pension Scheme: opportunity knocks

Michael Johnson - Economy

Leading pensions analyst Michael Johnson on the failure of governance in the local government pension scheme.

Aggregation is the key

Aggregation is the key

Michael Johnson - Economy

Automatic consolidation of pension pots and other retirement savings would help deliver economies of scale to the individual, leading to higher incomes in retirement, greater customer control over their own assets & lower welfare costs.

Bias at the Beeb?

Bias at the Beeb?

Oliver Latham - Public Services

Compelling evidence of bias in BBC news reporting is uncovered by economist Dr. Oliver Latham.

Double up on Heathrow

Double up on Heathrow

Jock Lowe and Mark Bostock - Economy

A simple privately funded, affordable and achievable solution.

The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

The Tobin Tax rears its ugly head, again

John Chown - Economy

John Chown shows how, despite the fact that the original proposals for an EU-wide FTT were successfully vetoed by the British Prime Minister in 2011, similar proposals are now being implemented by the European Commission in eleven Member States under a process known as the Enhanced Cooperation Procedure.

The 2013 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture

The 2013 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture

Michael Gove MP - Politics

Michael Gove MP delivered the 2014 Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture.

Simplified Planning: the need for sunset clauses

Simplified Planning: the need for sunset clauses

Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali - Politics

Keith Boyfield and Inna Ali on why the planning system needs to be made simpler.