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Policy Exchange proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.
A ‘Living Income’ – not a Living Wage – is the most effective way to end in-work poverty without harming job creation
Aligning National Insurance and Income Tax thresholds with the Minimum Wage would take half a million people out of tax altogether, says think tank. A full time Minimum Wage worker would be almost £2,000 a year better off after tax under the ‘Living Income’.
Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses.
Pensioners should be asked to ‘opt-in’ to receive their Winter Fuel Payment as part of plans to make the welfare system fairer, more affordable and fit for the 21st century. Leading think tank Policy Exchange says that as much as £400million a year could be saved under the proposal.
A report released today by leading think-tank Policy Exchange highlights how every year councils lose more than £1 billion by failing to identify where fraud has taken place. The paper also sheds light on how a lack of data sharing and collaboration between many local authorities, as well as the use of bespoke IT systems, keeps the cost of providing public services unsustainably high.
New scheme will allow people to keep more of their own money from one off windfalls such as proceeds from a house sale or an inheritance.
Over 1 million households who cannot afford to heat their home to a comfortable level are in work according to a new report, which also reveals that the households living in the least energy efficient properties would have to spend as much as £1,700 extra a year to heat their home to a suitable temperature.