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Labour can shape Britain’s future

After the Conservative’s recent defeat in parliament, Labour has shown it has power – albeit limited – on Brexit. How can the party wield it? Nick Donovan explores the options for Labour in 2018...

The Paradise Papers and the case for wealth taxes

For me, the most interesting part of the Paradise Papers offshore leak was an offhand comment about a tax payment made seventy years ago.

The leak revealed that the Grosvenor estate in central London, owned by the Duke of Westminster’s family...

Continental Partnership

The path to a soft Brexit lies along a very narrow ridge, with vertiginous drops to hard Brexit on one side and to remain on the other. Even worse, we’re groping along in the dark, with each step – a...

A one-off wealth tax

The repercussions of the global financial crisis still shape European politics. First, large public deficits developed as governments, in order to avoid a global depression, bailed out banks and propped up economies. This gave an opening to politicians on the...

A Unique Contribution

A one-off levy for the super-rich would help tackle growing inequality.
By Nick Donovan
June 2016

A Rainy Day Fund

Once the recovery is well under way, tough new fiscal rules and a rainy day fund will help to put the public finances on a sustainable footing once more.
By Victoria Barr and Nick Donovan.
December 2012

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