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Reforming the UK Family Tax and Benefits System reveals that the average middle-income family today pays £6,016 in tax and National Insurance contributions, but gets back £5,383 as social security and family payments. This unnecessary churning has undermined family independence and self-reliance and turned four-fifths of the nation’s families (around 5.5 million households) into welfare claimants.
Government spending is growing far more quickly than in other countries, and faster than in previous recessions. This report finds that the surge in spending is not being driven by the recession.
Families in Britain aims to be a starting point for a debate on policy, charting the changing nature of the family, and what that means for parents, children and our wider society.
The Balanced Incentive Scheme proposes reforms to the current remuneration system.
Compassionate Economics: the social foundations of economic prosperity – a personal view is an examination of the fundamental drivers of both economic prosperity and social wellbeing, from which Jesse Norman attempts to set out a new economic agenda for the centre-right.
Policy Exchange investigates whether recently announced government stimulus measures will work.
This report is about the role that people can play in addressing the needs of our society when they have created financial wealth that they are prepared to invest philanthropically.
The Cost of Complexity sets out in detail the complexity of the British tax system and the malign influence this has on the economy.
When Hassle Means Help, with contributions from international welfare experts, examines why conditionality works well in other countries, such as the US, Sweden and Germany – why it isn’t working in the UK – and how governments can most effectively get people back into work.
Each year, in England and Wales, approximately 66,000 offenders will return to society from prison. The estimated total cost of re-offending to society is £13 billion per year. You’re Hired! investigates ways of encouraging the employment of ex-offenders, thus reducing these figures.