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Economy

Learning from Denmark on taxes

The Nordic model is famous for three things; free markets, strong public services and high taxes. Free markets and strong public services are popular but the great public services come at the cost of higher taxes. There is, however, a choice between flat taxes or progressive taxation to raise money for these services. Flat taxation […]

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Economy

The income support schemes and unfairness

For many, the government income support schemes have been a lifeline- having provided them with a stable income during the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns. The successes of these schemes should not be underplayed – implementing two entirely new schemes with no existing framework is an immensely difficult task and one that we managed to […]

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Economy

Response to the Treasury statement on “Expanding Furlough”

We would like to thank the Treasury and the Gaps in Support APPG for their willingness to engage with our plan today. The statement from the Treasury highlighted the important work by the government to support employees and the self-employed during this crisis. Whilst this is very positive, we would also like to work together […]