Many Irish policymakers make the reasonable point, if it’s a simple matter of tax rates, then why haven’t more countries simply adopted this approach? It has been in place for decades, there’s been plenty of time.
Devolving more tax-raising powers offers a genuine opportunity to ignite healthy competition between the different parties involved in running councils.
The difficulty is that if Party unity is made the great imperative above everything else then the Government loses any sense of direction. The status quo is continued by default.
We all like lower taxes and backing British business – but that is no excuse for not delivering on getting inflation down and delivering on economic growth.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury accuses Labour of “fiscal irresponsibility on steroids” for pledging £28 billion of extra borrowing.
“Our choice is not big government, high spending and high tax because we know that leads to less growth, not more. Instead we reduce debt, cut taxes and reward work.”
“Targeted investments will ensure the UK remains competitive in sectors where we’re already leaders and innovators in sectors where we’re not.”
We are a services superpower second only to the US. That doesn’t just mean banking, but also the creative industries, legal services, architecture and consultant engineering.
‘He and the Prime Minister say they are low tax Conservatives, but at some point before the election they have got to show that.’
This move will not only make people richer but will also stimulate economic growth, as many such ISAs are invested into UK stocks and shares.
By only allowing firms to claim in a three-year window, they are much more likely to simply move up purchases already planned than actually overhaul their spending plans.
Not only would it be another shot in the arm to the burgeoning black market, but the real long-term pressures on the NHS arise from obesity and an ageing population.
“I am proud to be the first British Asian Prime Minister, but you know what…I’m even prouder that it’s just not a big deal.”
I travelled up to Manchester on the morning work train from Euston to get to Manchester at 8.45am after just two hours and fifteen minutes of travel. The train was practically empty. Where is the case based on capacity for this new train line?