Tag: tax

Change in Households' Net Tax/Benefit Position

Chart of the Week: Week 32, 2018: Households, Taxes and Benefits over the Last Decade

Following the 2010 election, Labour lost power to a Conservative -Liberal Democrat coalition, which introduced sweeping austerity legislation. Described by the FT at the time as the’ most drastic…in living memory’, the budget cuts amounted to £81 billion over...

/ August 9, 2018

Chart of the Week: Week 25, 2016: UK Government Revenue

Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics released updated figures for the UK government finances in the financial year 2015/16.

/ June 22, 2016
Damon de Laszlo

December 2015

Apart from the normal and incalculable unknown unknowns, a possible debt explosion or a Putin play, 2016 is likely to see a steady improvement in the economic environment. 2 to 3% growth with near zero inflation is really quite benign....

/ December 22, 2015
Damon de Laszlo

March 2014

With spring in the air, we should be seeing economies improve, albeit at different rates. It is certainly likely that those in work and businesses will put the foot on the accelerator.....

/ March 28, 2014