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They might not know it yet, and it is likely to pass the rest of us by entirely, but for more than two and half million families, today is a very big day.
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Globalisation, inequality, feeble productivity growth, earnings stagnation, the falling labour share of national income — the most important features of economic life. And one institution binds them together: the firm.
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"It is time to sort out the taxation of [business} income and ensure that rentiers, partners in professional firms and those set up as business owners are at least taxed on the same basis as the rest of us."
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Director Paul Johnson on the effects of inflation on pension policy in The Times.
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'We haven’t lived through a period like this perhaps since the oil crisis of 1973. That made us poorer. This crisis will also make us poorer.'
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Last week’s proposals on university funding are a rational response to the student loans system but 'they are also highly regressive, hitting low earners and benefiting high earners.'
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'Real change will require policy that is consistent over decades.' Paul Johnson in The Times on the balance between long-term and short-term policies.
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Paul Johnson considers what HM Treasury civil servants might be advising Rishi Sunak in response to the cost-of-living crisis.
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'We haven’t had to worry much about such things for a long while. For this year at least, we need to. ' Paul Johnson in The Times on the perils of rising inflation.
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The United Kingdom is not the fiscal monolith it once was.