Business and enterprise

Business is the wealth generator of the UK, and small and family businesses are the often neglected heart of the UK economy, with family businesses alone employing nearly four in ten of the UK’s workforce. We propose ways to make the UK an economy all businesses can thrive in.

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The Abolition of Deposit Insurance

Andreas Wesemann - Economy

Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits � a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.

The Great Green Hangover

Tony Lodge - Energy

The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.

No Time for Complacency on UK Economy

Daniel Mahoney - Economy

There has been success in the UK in reducing unemployment and public sector share of economy since 2010. But the country’s record current account deficit of 5.1% of GDP poses threat to its continuedeconomic recovery.

The Facts About Fugitive Methane

Richard - Energy

Methane, the main component of natural gas, has a high greenhouse potential, and opponents of shale gas production argue that even if one or two percent of the gas leaks, the advantage of natural gas over coal would be negated.

Not out of the woods yet

Adam Memon - Economy

With the Spending Review looming, the Government should use the opportunity to implement further supply side reforms and deficit reduction measures to ensure that UK economic growth and labour market performance remain strong.

Corbynomics: A Path to Penury

Adam Memon - Economy

Corbynomics is based on the false premise that Britain is a free market nirvana. Britain needs much deeper pro-market reforms not a return to nationalisation.

The Enterprise Right to Buy

Adam Memon - Economy

The Government should extend Right to Buy to commercial tenants. This could increase development and help reduce the deficit.

How to Privatise the High Street

Dominic Nutt - Economy

The Government should enhance Business Improvement Districts and support locally-lead regeneration of Britain’s streets.

A First Steps Budget

Adam Memon - Economy

“For spoilers ahead of the Autumn Statement later this year, you could do worse than to look at anything coming out from the Centre for Policy Studies”

The Workplace ISA and the ISA Pension

Michael Johnson - Economy

Introduce a Workplace ISA and ISA Pensions and reduce the deficit by up to £10 billion per year.

The Case for an Office for Inter-generational Responsibility

Michael Johnson - Economy

Michael Johnson responds to the OBR’s latest annual Fiscal Sustainability report, warning that UK debt is snowballing with frightening momentum – and it is the young who will be hit hardest.

How to cut Inheritance Tax

Adam Memon - Economy

Make inheritance tax fairer by simplifying the system with a broader base and lower rate, and eliminating many of the existing inefficient tax reliefs.

Who will care for Generation Y?

Michael Johnson - Economy

Michael Johnson warns that Generation Y could be the first generation to experience a quality of life below that of its (baby boomer) parents.

A Suggestion for the Housing and Planning Minister

Keith Boyfield - Economy

Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg urge Brandon Lewis to seize the opportunity of a new Government to tackle Britain’s housing shortage.

Some suggestions for the new pensions minister

Michael Johnson - Economy

Pensions analyst Michael Johnson urges new pensions minister Ros Altmann to continue with the bold reforms that her predecessor began.

Unleashing the Sharing Economy

Adam Memon - Economy

The Government should go further and faster to promote the Sharing Economy.

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