Taxation & Tax reform Archives - Page 2 of 4 - Emile Woolf writes

Sanity will return – In its own time

Everyone knows that the world’s economic woes are soluble. Every leader acknowledges the blessings of free trade, low taxes, sound money and less regulation. Yet their actions, as ever, speak louder than words and somehow achieve the precise opposite. Take “free trade”. It allows cross-border commercial transactions to take place between willing traders unimpeded by […]

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Letter to ‘The Times’ 29 April 2013 on UKIP Budget proposals

Sir, The calculation of UKIP’s so-called funding gap of £120 billion (cuts £90 billion plus extra spending of £30 billion), as  referred to by Jill Sherman on pages 1 and 9 in today’s ‘The Times’, is seriously flawed. This ‘gap’ arises only when measured against the numbers in the present state of our stagnant  economy, and […]

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Proposals for Tax Reform

Tax Reform Introduction: where we are now It is common ground between our main political parties that economic salvation lies in growth. Yet the debate on how to achieve it rapidly descends into a partisan dogfight between proponents of the alternative ideologies of austerity or monetary stimulus. The austerity brigade offer cuts in government spending […]

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Correspondence with Courtney Keane on tax policy

To Emile: Your writing on the issues of a flat tax, and land value taxation, is generally well-known. However, have you ever written anything on  whether the UK social security system can also be reformed and simplied? There seems to be nothing on your website on this topic. I’m interested in knowing, because I’ve recently come across a […]

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