Rebirth of public ownership

Rebirth of public ownership

Public ownership is an idea that fell out of favour some time ago. Even the forced nationalisation of some of our biggest banks didn’t reverse the general trend. But in the domain of neighbourhood renewal, the concept… Continue reading

Free market solutions in health

Free market solutions in health

The IEA’s Christopher Snowdon suggests government regulation can have negative health impacts, and argues the example of electronic cigarettes shows how the free market can correct itself in order to promote… Continue reading

Single rate for pensions tax relief

Single rate for pensions tax relief

Our current system of pensions tax relief heavily favours the highest earners, suggests the TUC’s Craig Berry. Here he discusses a new report from the Pensions Policy Institute on the issue and argues a single rate of tax… Continue reading

Predictive risk in healthcare

Predictive risk in healthcare

By applying statistical models to populations, experts may be able to identify people at risk of developing certain health conditions, and offer appropriate interventions. Lyn Whitfield has tracked the development of… Continue reading

Financial transactions tax

Financial transactions tax

In the wake of the banking crisis a campaign for a financial transaction tax has been gathering pace, and the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has now recommended its implementation to the… Continue reading

New landfill bans

New landfill bans

Products such as cars and mobile phones contain valuable, re-usable materials. Despite the economic logic of recycling we still send many of them to landfill. Dustin Benton of Green Alliance discusses new research… Continue reading

Protect gift vouchers

Protect gift vouchers

A series of recent failures among leading retailers has left many consumers with gift vouchers they may no longer be able to redeem in store. While a company’s other creditors might expect to receive some of their money… Continue reading