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2% tax on UK rich list families ‘could raise £22bn a year’
Campaigners for tax reform say similar levies in Europe have helped to reduce inequality

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

29, May, 2023 @7:01 AM

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One in five workers will be higher-rate taxpayers by 2027 – IFS
Jeremy Hunt’s freeze on allowances and thresholds will put a quarter of teachers and one-eighth of nurses in 40% income tax bracket

Larry Elliott Economics editor

15, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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UK inflation will fall rapidly, says ex-Bank of England economist
‘Pretty much nailed on’ that the rate will halve in next six months, according to Andy Haldane

Jasper Jolly

23, Apr, 2023 @12:56 PM

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Nanny statism fears behind UK’s 30-year failure to tackle obesity, report says
IfG says Labour and Conservative governments have shied away from addressing subject seen as a minefield

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

19, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Further strikes suspended as NHS workers offered new pay deal – as it happened
Unions recommend members accept pay offer

Tobi Thomas (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

16, Mar, 2023 @4:20 PM

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Jeremy Hunt’s budget is a tough sell – except to the top 1%
Pensions tax-break for very wealthy contrasts badly with huge increases faced by basic and higher rate taxpayers

Larry Elliott Economics editor

16, Mar, 2023 @3:17 PM

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Tory austerity ‘has cost UK half a trillion pounds of public spending since 2010’
Thinktank says 2010-2019 spending would have been £540bn higher had previous plans been stuck to

Larry Elliott Economics editor

03, Mar, 2023 @10:37 AM

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UK government is hiding £28bn of ‘stealth cuts’ to public services, says report
Thinktank warns austerity drive at next month’s budget will further damage economy

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

27, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Chancellor urged to reform childcare and stop urging over-50s to unretire
UK risks ending decade with worst labour participation rate since 2001 unless action taken, says thinktank

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

21, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ stoking Britain’s rising inequality, warns report
Billions in gifts or loans given when children are in early adulthood and buying first home or getting married

Mark Sweney

13, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UK urged to sack Tony Abbott as trade adviser for joining climate sceptic group
Critics say former Australian PM’s membership of Global Warming Policy Foundation board could affect trade deals

Helena Horton Environment reporter

08, Feb, 2023 @1:30 PM

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We need transparency on thinktank funding | Brief letters
Brief letters: Giving the government ideas | Drinks aware | Defining dinner | £1 meals

03, Feb, 2023 @4:57 PM

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