Governments are often criticised for raising taxes by stealth – perhaps by not adjusting thresholds in line with inflation or by hiding tax changes in the small print of a budget - but the problem is much more fundamental than that. The whole system by which the government seeks to raise revenues is actually built … Continue reading Taxation by Stealth – How do Government’s Hide the Burden?
Travel Pay for Low Pay – A Novel Idea to Improve the Labour Market
An environmentally positive change to the employment market that would operationally improve the labour force as well as having a beneficial levelling -up effect on incomes with no governmental cost….. too good to be true? Here’s an idea. All employees on minimum wage (or to a specific amount above this) should be payed “Travel Relief” … Continue reading Travel Pay for Low Pay – A Novel Idea to Improve the Labour Market
Governance Gets Too Much – Over-Managing Society
Whenever I see broadcasts on the news of an inter-governmental conference; whenever I see images of enormous government buildings; whenever I see reports of committee meetings or public enquiries I cringe and wince. Looking beyond the headline, I see an army of politicians, officials and bureaucrats busying themselves and yet, I wonder, what are they … Continue reading Governance Gets Too Much – Over-Managing Society