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Wednesday, 1 July, 2015
Anyone who has been stranded on their commute to work will recognise the value of improving the UK’s creaking transport infrastructure – more jobs,...
Monday, 29 June, 2015
This close to a Budget there is a depressing inevitability about the calls for a cut to the top rate of income tax. If the usual suspects have their...
Thursday, 25 June, 2015
Anyone reading a paper or tuning into the news this week will have been hard pressed to miss the stories on child poverty. With new figures out...
Monday, 22 June, 2015
Today the Prime Minister will give a speech justifying a further reduction in the real value of tax credits. The reasoning behind some of the...
Monday, 15 June, 2015
The richest ten per cent of households receive nearly twice the amount of government public transport subsidy as the poorest, according to a new...
Thursday, 11 June, 2015
The BBC's proposed new programme Britain's Hardest Grafter sounds like the latest (and possibly worst yet) example of a depressing trend...
Monday, 8 June, 2015
The way that a tax or a benefit is increased each year can have dramatic long term effects on its value. This is one of the sneakier ways that a...
Friday, 5 June, 2015
As readers may be aware the government is busy preparing to cut £12bn from the social security budget. At this point it makes sense to look back over...
Monday, 1 June, 2015
Putnam uses interviews with American children and adults, contrasting the generation who left high school in 1959 (when, he says, “social class was...
Friday, 29 May, 2015
One of the key elements of the Full Employment and Welfare Benefits Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech is the government’s plan to reduce the...

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