Posts Tagged “resolution foundation”

Tackling child poverty: a liberal approach

by Stephen Tall on September 20, 2016

I was one of the speakers at last night’s fringe meeting – hosted by the Child Poverty Action Group and the Education Policy Institute – alongside Alison Garnham (CPAG’s chief executive), former Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott and Lib Dem (…)

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Osborne’s budget: who reckons the Lib Dems would have cheered it if we’d still been in government?

by Stephen Tall on July 9, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A couple of months ago I highlighted a potential pitfall for the Lib Dems of assuming the post-Coalition Tories would “revert to type, that their swivel-eyed, nut-job element will triumph”: For the past five years, David (…)

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The graph which shows why the Lib Dem policy of raising the personal allowance is the wrong priority

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2014

Here’s a graph which should make Lib Dems who continue to advocate increasing the personal allowance as an effective way to help low- and middle-income earners sit up and pay attention. It’s from the Resolution Foundation’s report, Missing the target: tax cuts and low to middle income Britain, published yesterday. What it shows is which […]

‘Tax cuts in tough times’ – what I said at the Resolution Foundation

by Stephen Tall on December 2, 2014

I spoke yesterday (alongside The Times’s Tim Montgomerie and The Guardian’s Polly Toynbee) at the Resolution Foundation event, Tax cuts in tough times. This marked the publication of their new paper, Missing the target: tax cuts and low to middle income Britain – (…)

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How should we share the gain and the pain in the next Parliament?

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2014

That was the question the Resolution Foundation posed at a Lib Dem conference fringe meeting in Glasgow last week. Some of what follows was inspired by (ie, copied from) IFS Director Paul Johnson’s excellent LibDemVoice article, Balancing the books: some unpalatable choices, published last week. Some of it I’ve previously rehearsed in my ConservativeHome column, […]

Making work pay – how taxes should work better for the ‘squeezed middle’

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2012

The Resolution Foundation helped give birth to the phrase ‘squeezed middle’: that group of low-income individuals and families just above the threshold to qualify for most welfare help, but only just able to make ends meet, and always in danger of slipping back into poverty. Today they’ve published a report written by Paul Johnson, Director […]



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