Business, jobs and growth

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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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

Tim Knox - 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

Tim Knox - 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

Tim Knox - Economy

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

The Triple Challenge Facing Britain’s Oil and Gas Sector

Tim Knox - Energy

Britain has the highest operating costs in the World for oil production. Radical reform is needed to stem the tide of rising costs, falling prices and heavy taxation.

Competition can Crush Crony Corporatism

Tim Knox - Economy

Urgent policy reform is needed to reclaim popular capitalism from crony corporatists.

Is Public Borrowing Justified if for Investment Only?

Nicos Zafiris - Economy

The idea has received renewed interest in the current election campaign and in the context of the ongoing deficit/debt reduction debate. But is it right?

A Tax on Business is a Tax on Jobs

Tim Knox - Economy

The level of business taxation is critical because it directly affects investment, employment and ultimately the prosperity of a nation.

Central Planning with Market Features: how renewable subsidies destroyed the UK electricity market

Rupert Darwall - Energy

Rupert Darwall shows that recent energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s – and is on course to be the most expensive domestic policy disaster in modern British history.

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