Tag Archives: George Osborne

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


    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


    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.


    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. 


    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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