from Anatole Kaletsky:

Learning budget lessons from Japan and Britain

By Anatole Kaletsky
October 10, 2013

While the world is transfixed by the U.S. budget paralysis, fiscal policies have been moving in several other countries, most notably in Japan and Britain, with lessons for Washington and for other governments all over the world.

from The Great Debate UK:

VAT rise – is it really that bad?

June 29, 2010

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Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from The Great Debate UK:

Roger Bootle analyses the potential impact of the budget

June 22, 2010

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London-based Roger Bootle, director of Capital Economics and an advisor to business accountancy firm Deloitte, shares his thoughts on what Chancellor George Osborne's budget may hold and its long-term effects on the economy.

from The Great Debate UK:

Will politicians come clean on tax hikes?

October 29, 2009

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As political parties step up their campaigning ahead of a general election due by June 2010, voters need to know exactly how politicians plan to tackle a projected deficit of 175 billion pounds, says Stephen Herring, senior tax partner at accountancy firm BDO LLP.

Should BBC salaries be secret?

June 4, 2009

As the annual chore of filling in tax returns looms on the horizon again, many taxpayers might be reflecting longer than usual this year about just where the money is going.

Punters cash in on Darling’s budget tie choice

April 22, 2009

Smokers and top earners were clear losers in Britain’s budget this year, as the government hiked taxes on cigarettes and the highest incomes.

Pre-budget report: what it means for personal taxes

November 25, 2008

Here is a guide on what the pre-budget report means for personal taxation by accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward.

Drawing up the Battle Lines

November 25, 2008

Newspapers were in no doubt of the significance of the pre-budget report – this was a defining moment in British politics.

A lifeline or a time bomb?

November 24, 2008

Chancellor Alistair Darling has delivered a 20 billion pound fiscal stimulus package to get the nation spending again and mitigate the worst effects of the downturn.

A profound shift in party politics

November 19, 2008

David Cameron’s decision to ditch a major Conservative pledge to match Labour spending plans pound for pound was hailed by commentators as an important step in the politics of the recession, opening up a clear gulf between the two main parties’ economic policies but exposing the Tories to considerable risk.