Taxation

Constitution, Economic, News, Taxation, Welfare

What now? Priorities for a Conservative government

What now? Priorities for a Conservative
government

The Tories are back in government. And it’s time to get radical. For the first time in 18 years the Conservatives are back as the sole party of government. This is a golden opportunity to change Britain for the better. Already, attention is beginning to focus on what the new […]

by × May 11, 2015 ×

Health & Environment, Home Affairs, Taxation

The next public health war? Watch out sugar.

The next public health war?
Watch out sugar.

By Emily Barley I was getting ready for work this morning when the news on the radio announced some people calling for a tax on sugar. I spent the journey in thinking through all of the reasons why a tax on sugar is a terrible idea. I was going to […]

by × September 16, 2014 ×

Taxation

Let people have a drink!

Let people have a drink!

By Stephen Hoffman Ronald Reagan wisely once said the nine most terrifying words in the English Language are “I’m from the Government and I’m here to help”. The basic premise of this is that government intervention often makes things worse. This is because it leads to bureaucracy and nonsensical regulation […]

by × July 8, 2013 ×

Taxation

Governments should stop trying to blame everyone else for their terrible tax codes

Governments should stop trying to blame
everyone else for their terrible tax codes

If there is one belief that persists among the mandarins and politicians that man the machinery of government, it is that they and they alone are infallible, incapable of error. Error is something which plagues us lesser mortals, not the benign and omniscient bureaucrats which populate the various neoclassical buildings […]

by × June 24, 2013 ×

Taxation

We have to simplify our tax system

We have to simplify our tax system

By Stephen Hoffman Tax avoidance and the schemes big companies like Google use to reduce the tax they have to pay within the law have featured largely in the news lately. Much handwringing has occurred and a lot of shouting has been going on about how terrible capitalism and big […]

by × May 21, 2013 ×