Financial Policy

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The Treasury’s responsibility for the results of public spending

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at the Treasury's role in

Just tax

This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at reforming the taxation of income from wealth

Pour decisions

This report from the UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at the case for reforming

Changing gear

‘Changing Gear: A Growth Budget to Boost the British Economy’, authored by the Rt Hon Priti Patel

Regulation without the state

This report from the UK think tank the IEA looks at the example of financial markets and

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By Helena Wood; David Artingstall; Haylea Campbell; Anton Moiseienko

This report from the UK think tank RUSI looks at plugging the UK’s intelligence gaps on money laundering involving professional…

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By Various authors

The 2019 Spring Statement provided little in the way of answers. We had new OBR forecasts, with yet another fiscal…

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By Ryan Shorthouse; Sam Lampier; Anvar Sarygulov

Universal Credit is one of the most significant reforms of the welfare system in the UK for decades. Initially, it…

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By Matthew Whittaker

Ahead of Budgets and Spring Statements, speculation usually revolves around what the forecast will say and what the Chancellor will…

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By Claudia Martinez; Josh Pritchard

This report provides a critical examination of how personal budgets have been used to deliver public services in the UK.…

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By Daniel Tomlinson; Laura Gardiner

Headlines about shop closures might give the impression that retail’s decline is a relatively recent phenomenon, but in fact retail’s…

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By Michael Johnson

The research, authored by Associate Fellow Michael Johnson, outlines the vast, and continuing, growth in unfunded spending promises by government,…

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By Various authors

This report considers how the UK AML regime should develop after the conclusion of the 2018 Financial Action Task Force…

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By James Smith

Household incomes are around £1,500 year lower today than they were expected to be before the Brexit referendum – with…

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