Posts tagged with: Bank of England

What if We Shrug?

There are many arguments for taxing the extremely wealthy more. Perhaps the simplest is that while most normal people pay tax of up to 40% on their income (or more), […]

Re-wiring for Progress

Last week we quoted an article in the FT  by Martin Wolf in which he commented on the role of the Treasury in strangling initiatives for growth. Martin promised to […]

House of Lords Inquiry into Debt Sustainability

The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords has an Inquiry into the sustainability of UK government debt. The article below is a copy of the submission by Mark […]

The Budget we needed … and should have had

Getting the Budget right is a critically important part of governing well. If the Budget is well-formulated, it gives space to address the real issues; if it is not, then […]

Golden Delusions

So many commentators talk about the UK’s public debt as if we were still operating a gold standard economy (and claim that debt is at unprecedented and dangerous levels) that […]

Analysing the 2024 Spring Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Spring Statement on March 6. Here is an open letter to the Editors of our major newspapers and broadcast media setting out a […]

A Budget for the Wealthiest

All Budgets are important, but this one is especially critical: 13 years of market fundamentalist policy choices have left the UK in a state of decay, with a weak economy, […]

Should Cameron be Foreign Secretary?

Last week, Sunak faced a difficult conundrum. His hand had been forced by the ever-more-extreme Suella Braverman and, faced with internal and external pressure, he felt that he had no […]

How to Analyse the Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Autumn Statement on November 22. Truss will apparently also announce her own so-called ‘Budget for Growth’. This is an open letter to the […]

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Silver Blaze is one of Conan-Doyle’s best-loved stories: Sherlock Holmes has to solve a killing and find a missing race-horse – and of course he does both. At one point […]

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