Tag Archives: George Osborne

  1. My view on who will be the next Prime Minister

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    June 26, 2016 by Paul Goldsmith

    Only one thing is certain in Westminster as I write this, and that is that there will be a new …
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  2. Why tax credits can be the wrong type of incentive

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    November 23, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Tax credits can remove the incentive to improve your skills and productivity so you earn a higher wage on your …
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  3. Why tax credits are the sign that George Osborne has deficit desperation

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    November 11, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    We commonly assume that when a person is rooting around in the bins for food, they have reached a low …
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  4. How the House of Lords might help me look dinner ladies in the eye again.

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    October 26, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    I’ve been brought up to look everyone in the eye. Everyone, from Chief Executives to cleaners. But last week I …
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  5. Why tax credit reforms are a “jobs penalty” on the very people the Conservatives affect to want to help. 

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    October 18, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    The row about the Conservatives’ reforms to tax credit isn’t about politics. It’s not even really about economics. It is …
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  6. Cameron turns the election campaign into a leadership campaign. Why?

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    March 25, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    What was he thinking? I mean, really, what was he thinking? The whole concept of the Conservatives’ election campaign was …
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  7. The “long grass economic plan” budget

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    March 19, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    Well, what a budget that wasn’t. It was supposed to be an election giveaway, but it wasn’t really. It was …
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