The early response to automatic enrolment has been positive but the government can still do more to encourage saving, especially for the young and the self-employed.Read More
Michael Johnson suggests the Chancellor’s new ISAs do not go far enough to kick-start a savings culture.
Britain’s water resources are facing increasing pressures from rising demand.
Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.
The latest ONS data release on the effects of taxes and benefits on household income show that 52% of households are receiving more in benefits than they pay in taxes.
Lord Saatchi, originator of proposals for a £10,000 income tax threshold, puts forward a new Policy, designed to have similar impact to 'Right to Buy'.
In 2013, the UK’s total energy production fell by 6.5% from 2012 mainly due to falls in the production of oil, coal and natural gas.
Whilst this week’s labour market figures contained good news for employment, there are clear signs that the data to be released on the 11th June could be disappointing.
The backgrounds of 1,000 self-made men and women who have earned at least $1 billion dollars are examined by Tino and Nima Sanandaji.
Retirement saving incentives are an ineffective, and inequitable, use of Treasury funds. They have failed to catalyse a broad-based savings culture.
Permanently weaker productivity is not inevitable – the Government can still take more action to boost productivity through reforms alongside refreshed competition and infrastructure policies.
The West should target a crucial vulnerability of Russia: its general economic weakness and its heavy dependency on oil revenue, writes Neil Barnett
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..
The widely held assumption that high government expenditure can have a positive impact on GDP growth is challenged by Brian Sturgess.