The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

How technology widens the gender gap

March 21, 2014

The Internet and mobile phones have transformed our connections to people around the world. This technology has also, however, led to a widening gender gap in poorer countries. For it is largely men who control the information revolution that helps to educate, inform and empower.

Is controlling your own pension really a good thing?

March 20, 2014

A central pillar of George Osborne’s 2014 budget was the announcement that pensioners will no longer have to buy an annuity upon retirement and that they would have more control of their pensions pots, including the freedom to withdraw cash without incurring penalty tax changes.

Backing up the rhetoric

March 20, 2014

John Angood–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The Mediocrity Trap

March 19, 2014

Sheila Lawler–Sheila Lawlor is Director of the London Think Tank, Politeia. The opinions expressed are her own.–

A good news story

March 19, 2014

–Cathy Corrie is a researcher at the independent think tank Reform. The opinions expressed are her own.–

Osborne’s pre-election gimmicks do little to address Britain’s long-term economic problems

March 19, 2014

Richard Wellings

–Dr Richard Wellings is Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Predictions and wish list for the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget

March 17, 2014

–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Budget day: Politics not economics

March 17, 2014

–Sam Hill is Senior UK economist at RBC. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Budget preview: Don’t expect pyrotechnics

March 17, 2014

–Nick Beecroft is Chairman, Saxo Capital Markets, Saxo Bank. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Budget background: Dark with light patches

March 17, 2014

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.–