The one million missing homes?

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

The relationship between housing supply and demand is always going to be of interest to those (like us) who care about living standards and housing costs. The ONS household figures published last month have prompted us to think more about this topic, especially given the new data suggests fewer households will form over the next … Continued

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Top of the Charts: Yellow jackets

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Tax and Welfare

Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here   Afternoon all,   Welcome to 2019, a year which seems to have decided to use its first week to remind us that we are an island nation. I’ve not seen much news in recent days, but from the headlines I gather we’re spending our … Continued

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How wealth taxes can raise billions more without scaring any horses

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Tax and Welfare

Raising taxes is never easy. Raising taxes with the government’s slim parliamentary majority is harder still. Raising taxes on wealth in those circumstances, given our diverging senses of fairness is…  not a walk in the park. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need doing, and the good news is that significant progress can be made … Continued

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