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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

Towards a fairer model for the corporate tax system

The UK’s system of business taxation is not fit for purpose. A modern system of corporation tax should seek to encourage investment and employment, whilst ensuring businesses are paying their fair...

13/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Fair dues: Rebalancing business taxation in the UK

Over the last decade a substantial reduction in the effective rate of corporation tax has been accompanied by a rise in employers’ national insurance contributions. At the same time there has been...

08/03/2018
Publication Briefing Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

How to future-proof the economy: tax all income equally

Most of us work for a living. We aren’t trustafarians, with a nice monthly dividend check from a safely-invested inheritance we didn’t earn. Nor are we corporate titans, with millions in stock...

07/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Tapering over the tax: Reforming taxation of income in the UK

This policy paper sets out a mechanism for improving the progressivity, efficiency and revenue raising potential of income taxes in the UK. It proposes a major reform of the current system, with two...

05/03/2018
Publication Briefing Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

Can we count on our economic statistics?

Economic statistics are the viewfinder through which we see our economy. When they are timely and accurate, they give a clear, comprehensive picture of how our economic world is evolving. But if they...

06/02/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Carillion’s missing millions

Many have argued that the Carillion saga captures everything that is wrong with our economic model. The short-termism and greed that underlie the ideology of shareholder value, the concentration of...

31/01/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

The Growth Delusion

In 1966, the American economist Kenneth Boulding came up with the concept of the “cowboy economy” and the “spaceman economy”. The cowboy economy, suited to an era of sparse population and abundant...

30/01/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice