business rates

What’s in Philip Hammond’s Budget box?

8 March 2017 9:03

Philip Hammond doesn’t do box office. Unlike his predecessor George Osborne, he doesn’t do burgers either, with his austere pre-budget…

A business rates rise benefits nobody

4 March 2017 12:00

I campaigned hard for a business rates review, and even tried to claim credit for it — or at least…

What the papers say: Why Sajid Javid needs to listen up to shopkeepers

22 February 2017 8:41

If Britain really is still a nation of shopkeepers, the Government seems to be picking its enemies rather unwisely with its…

George Osborne is to blame for the business rates fiasco

21 February 2017 17:05

It is almost always unwise to postpone the introduction of a big, scheduled tax change, but often tempting at the…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

What real reform of business rates would look like

20 March 2015 8:50

Of all the measures talked up ahead of the Budget, the reannouncement of a ‘radical’ review of the business rates…

How the Budget failed to erode the North-South divide

29 March 2014 12:51

The Budget contained eye-catching measures to stimulate business investment, which has been lagging badly behind the current recovery, and to…

Boris Johnson: I’d tax expensive properties and lower business rates

3 March 2014 22:23

Today we glimpsed what Boris Johnson might do if he had more power, in London at least: jack up council…

The ghost of Gordon Brown stalks Ed Miliband’s dangerous business tax plans

24 September 2013 11:10

Gordon Brown was notorious for complicating our already over-complicated tax system, and it seems that his former aide, Ed Miliband,…