Economy & Tax

The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

The Future Of UK Enterprise: What Phillip Hammond’s Tax Changes Mean For You

    By Georgia Kirke “A shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand new business, much like his own, opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read ‘BEST QUALITY’. He was horrified when another competitor opened up next door on the other side, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading ‘LOWEST PRICES’. The shopkeeper panicked, […]

by · 9th March 2017 · Economy & Tax, Blog
May the regulatory force be with fund managers in 2016

May the regulatory force be with fund managers in 2016

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaking box office records, Tim Focas, director of financial services at a leading City think tank, provides a financial markets take on the franchise we all know and love. As fund managers across Europe continue to Sith through the MiFID II technical standards, the below provides a lighter take on the seemingly never ending […]

by · 27th February 2016 · Economy & Tax
Would Brexit put London’s powerhouse economy status at risk?

Would Brexit put London’s powerhouse economy status at risk?

As David Cameron continues his lobbying mission to win over European leaders to his “renegotiation” plans, investors are understandably weighing up the pros and cons of Britain’s place inside and outside the EU. The good news for Cameron is that the in campaign appears to be gathering momentum – thanks in large part to high-profile cash injections from the likes […]

by · 29th January 2016 · Commentary, Economy & Tax, Blog
Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

Budget 2015: George Osborne remains The Big Data Chancellor

This Wednesday will be the first opportunity for a Conservative majority government to deliver a full budget announcement since 1997. George Osborne has waited a long time for this moment, having suffered the friction with his Liberal Democrat colleagues for the last five years, tinkering with his every announcement and proposal. The Chancellor is well known for his love of […]

Time To Fix The Trade Deficit

Time To Fix The Trade Deficit

As the budget deficit is gradually reduced; the balance of trade deficit indicates the Tories’ still have much more work to do. But the future is looking bright and British business simply can’t afford a Labour administration. On the 9th August 2007, BNP Paribas announced, that they could no longer be sure of the value of their assets. In one announcement, […]

by · 17th March 2015 · Economy & Tax, Blog
Forget The TV Debates. The Budget Will Decide The Outcome Of The Election.

Forget The TV Debates. The Budget Will Decide The Outcome Of The Election.

Friday, March 13th, 2015 With the polls now oscillating between narrow Labour & Conservative leads, the reality seems to be that both parties are now locked in a dead heat.                                      The build up to this situation has been an interesting one to […]

by · 13th March 2015 · Home Affairs, Economy & Tax, Blog
Dr Liam Fox: Key Risks to the UK Economy in 2015

Dr Liam Fox: Key Risks to the UK Economy in 2015

Speech by The Rt.Hon Dr Liam Fox at a Parliament Street event held at Kings College London

Ed Miliband: the man who hates British business

Ed Miliband: the man who hates British business

Parliament Street’s Head of Policy, Clare George- Hilley, argues that there are two clear choices ahead of the general election: The Conservative Party’s long-term economic plan, or Ed Miliband and the Labour Party’s short-term economic sham.   Labour’s decision to declare war on some of Britain’s most successful businesses is a reminder that Ed Miliband isn’t fit to be leader of the […]

Labour Wrong Yet Again: Real Wages Are Rising

Labour Wrong Yet Again: Real Wages Are Rising

Parliament Street’s Head of Policy, Luke Springthorpe, welcomes the good news that real wages are rising- despite what Labour’s ‘cost of living’ campaign says. He argues that although such rises are great, we still need to see a sustained pick-up in productivity, for it to last. Despite the fact the UK has had economic growth that has ranked as the […]

by · 8th February 2015 · Home Affairs, Economy & Tax, Blog
Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Why the EU will always fail to free itself of the “awkward member”

Parliament Street’s Tom Hunt argues that unless the EU elites give ground and recognise their inability to transcend ingrained political cultures, the European project in destined for failure. The European elite have tried and failed in their attempts at trying to get different European nation states to conform to particular ways of behaving and expressing themselves economically. This has been […]