Posts Tagged “budget 2014”

Tom Watson handily reminds me why I left Labour

by Stephen Tall on March 20, 2014

I’ll be honest. I don’t yet know what I think about the Coalition’s plans to liberalise pensions. I like the idea people should have greater control over their own money; I’d like to know more about how the government proposes (…)

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Why not scrap the annual Budget?

by Stephen Tall on March 19, 2014

One of my top 3 suggestions for this year’s budget was: “Scrap the absurd twice-yearly cycle of Budgets and Autumn Statements.” It wasn’t an original idea – the economist Tim Harford suggested it a couple of years ago, arguing “It may be an enjoyable political platform but there is no economic justification for the annual […]

My top 3 Budget 2014 requests

by Stephen Tall on March 19, 2014

ConservativeHome asked me for some top lines about my wishes for George Osborne’s fifth budget today. Here they are… My top three requests: 1) No surprise this one: an increase in the personal allowance to £10,500 take more of the (…)

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