Should Philip Hammond Cut VAT to Support Post-referendum Economy?
Thursday, 28 July 2016
In the Post-Brexit economy, what are the political and economic advantages a VAT cut would bring about? City A.M. journalist Jake Cordell outlines the thoughts of the UK’s leading economic thinkers with comment provided by Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute. (City A.M.)
How the US and Britain Help Kleptocracies Around the World
Friday, 13 May 2016
The British property market functions like an old-fashioned Swiss bank, providing safe real estate investments for owners who wish their identities and sources of income to be hidden, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Tax Policy Is Widening the Gender Gap
Thursday, 14 April 2016
Tax policies unfairly penalise secondary earners, generally women, across much of Europe, writes Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman (BloombergView)
Cameron’s Hypocrisy on Tax Won’t Wash with the Public
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Labour's decision to call for an investigation into the Google deal makes sense both ethically and electorally, argues Abigail Watson, Research Intern at the Legatum Institute (LeftFootForward.org)
Autumn Statement Verdict—Politics over Prosperity
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
If the Chancellor is serious about securing the future of the UK, the focus must go back to deficit elimination and true leadership in revolutionising our public services, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (ConservativeHome)
International Tax Reform Opportunities and the US Elections
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, spoke to a group of bankers, journalists, and London-based US business leaders about the danger inherent in America’s isolationist foreign policy, the need for tax reform, and the surprising popularity of Donald Trump among even moderate Republicans.
Pensions, Retirement and Taxation—with David Gauke, MP
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
On the eve of the Spring Budget, David Gauke MP, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, addressed a small table of Business Forum members about pensions, tax reform and the future of Britain as a business centre.
The Debt Threat to Democracy: Part II
Monday, 28 May 2012
Tim Leunig argues that a democracy that works well will deliver sensible debt limits by consent, just as it will deliver sensible policies in a range of other policy areas.