Celebrating today’s GDP figures as a victory for the chancellor would be a like praising the punctuality of the chauffeur who arrives at his destination three hours late.
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Labour is willing to talk about tax avoidance but also tax evasion. For too long politicians have ducked the issue.
Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.
In setting out the Budget and their manifestos, political parties should take account of the recent rise in self-employment.
Away from the rarefied atmosphere of Davos, the reality of tackling inequality is not at all palatable to elements of the UK’s business community.
So did the 50p rate of tax – introduced by Alistair Darling in 2009 – really raise a “statistically insignificant” sum, as the Independent’s editorial put it?
I won’t be playing the world’s smallest violin for those affected by the proposed 50p tax rate, and neither should you.
Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.