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  • Walking a fine line

    12 juillet 2018, par Rabyah Khan
    Fiscal geography and local taxation are controversial issues in UK politics. Successful reform goes unnoticed, while failures and botches are punished hard. The most extreme manifestation is the case of Margaret Thatcher, who lost power over the poll tax in 1990. And just last year Theresa May (...)
  • Striking a balance

    9 juillet 2018, par Rabyah Khan
    In the latest blog in our online debate series on ‘Public Finance Choices for the Left’, Ross Campbell, ICAEW’s Director of Public Sector, argues that increased devolution is desirable, but may not lead to stronger businesses in all regions. Considerable central government intervention will be (...)
  • The austerity shortfall

    5 juillet 2018, par VaneshaSingh
    Ten years after the financial crash, the UK public sector is in a sorry state for the most part. A decade of austerity has left public services cash-starved, underfunded and increasingly threadbare. A future Labour government will certainly wish to increase public spending. But where is extra (...)
  • Take Good Care

    4 juillet 2018, par Rabyah Khan
    A new Fabian Society report today reveals that spending on support for older people in England will need to rise by £35 billion to meet frail pensioners’ support and care needs by 2030. Annual increases of 7.5 per cent are required to meet this goal – far more than the extra promised by ministers (...)
  • Democracy for all

    4 juillet 2018, par VaneshaSingh
    The government have some gall. This week is National Democracy Week – launched with the noble principle that: “Regardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that every member of society has an equal chance to participate in our democracy.” We are so far from that (...)
  • £35 billion extra needed to support older people in need by 2030

    3 juillet 2018, par Rabyah Khan
    A new Fabian Society report today reveals that spending on support for older people in England will need to rise by £35 billion to meet frail pensioners’ support and care needs by 2030. Annual increases of 7.5 per cent are required to meet this goal – far more than the extra promised by ministers (...)
  • Health for all

    3 juillet 2018, par VaneshaSingh
    As the NHS turns 70 there are many triumphs to celebrate. In the fight against the UK’s biggest killer, cardiovascular disease, drugs and technology along with the logistical expertise to deliver them have brought big gains in life expectancy. Survival for most cancers has improved remarkably. (...)
  • Ensuring continuity

    1er juillet 2018, par VaneshaSingh
    When earlier this year the European Parliament’s environment committee held a hearing on Brexit, environmental NGOs welcomed it as an opportunity to raise awareness on strong environmental safeguards and governance in the United Kingdom, following a future relationship that will exist between (...)
  • Reforming fiscal rules

    29 juin 2018, par Rabyah Khan
    In the latest blog in our online debate series on ‘Public Finance Choices for the Left’, Ross Campbell, ICAEW’s Director of Public Sector, argues that this issue is about how the Chancellor sets targets for overall public expenditure and investment, as well as how Treasury controls the way (...)
  • Towards transparency

    28 juin 2018, par VaneshaSingh
    Experience over the last 20 years suggests that pursuing a narrow debt target, underpinned by strict accounting conventions, can push politicians towards under-investing in infrastructure and inappropriately favouring private finance and asset ownership over the public alternative. But that (...)

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