Train travel is vastly less polluting than road or air – yet at present the tax system penalises passengers.
They are a vital part of our national infrastructure, serving unofficial but important Public Service Obligation routes for post, patients, and medicine.
The right measures now will not only keep companies afloat in the short term but equip them to support an economic rebound when the crisis is passed.
The author of the final piece in our mini-series identifies corporation tax, stamp duty, national insurance and investment allowances as targets for action.
Exciting developments in new technology, carbon credits and alternative fuel sources make the goal achievable.
We need an overhaul to meet both the immediate challenges posed by Brexit and to maintain our global position as other countries start catching us up.
It will also boost our economy and allow businesses to create new, modern jobs in an exciting growth sector.
The final article in our series argues that while the primary focus should be deficit reduction, there may yet be room to make life a bit easier, particularly for the poorest.
In the first instalment of a three-part mini-series, Bright Blue’s senior research fellow explores how tax reform could rebalance the fiscal burden.
Hammond’s plan – from abolishing Stamp Duty for most first-time buyers, through to reforms to help Universal Credit recipients.
Where is Willie Walsh? How did this happen? What will be done to prevent future fiascos?
Britain has many natural advantages. We should make the most of them.
For the first time this year, the money Britons earn will go into their pockets, not the taxman’s.
It does nothing to reduce carbon emissions, increases the cost of living, keeps people in developing countries in poverty, and has a negative effect on the state finances.