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.
Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits ï¿½ a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.
The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.
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.
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.
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 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 Government should extend Right to Buy to commercial tenants. This could increase development and help reduce the deficit.
The Government should enhance Business Improvement Districts and support locally-lead regeneration of Britain’s streets.
“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”
Introduce a Workplace ISA and ISA Pensions and reduce the deficit by up to £10 billion per year.
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.
Make inheritance tax fairer by simplifying the system with a broader base and lower rate, and eliminating many of the existing inefficient tax reliefs.
Michael Johnson warns that Generation Y could be the first generation to experience a quality of life below that of its (baby boomer) parents.
Keith Boyfield and Daniel Greenberg urge Brandon Lewis to seize the opportunity of a new Government to tackle Britain’s housing shortage.
Pensions analyst Michael Johnson urges new pensions minister Ros Altmann to continue with the bold reforms that her predecessor began.