Kudos to Gordon Brown. The former Labour Prime Minister and Chancellor is at least coming up with bold ideas to tackle soaring energy bills. Unfortunately, his ideas are not new, and they are not good ones either. Brown’s starting point is that the energy price cap should be ‘suspended’ before the results of the latest … Continue reading Nationalisation of energy suppliers would solve nothing – and could make the crisis even worse
Making the case for tax cuts
Everyone is supposed to have their 15 minutes of fame. Perhaps I have just had mine, after the contenders for the Tory leadership were invited to endorse the ‘Charter for tax cuts’ that I co-wrote for Conservative Way Forward. It was certainly pretty cool to be namechecked at the launch event on Monday both by … Continue reading Making the case for tax cuts
Why Sunak is (still) right to reject a windfall tax on energy companies
The Labour Party and LibDems are continuing to push hard for a ‘one-off’ windfall tax on the profits of North Sea oil and gas companies. These businesses are indeed likely to make more money than even they had expected, thanks to the surge in global energy prices. The European Commission has also supported the idea … Continue reading Why Sunak is (still) right to reject a windfall tax on energy companies
How can economists help to tackle climate change?
Here are the slides from a presentation on climate change I gave to 14- to 16-year-olds on Saturday 25th September as part of an event run by Bubble Bubble, in partnership with the Royal Economic Society’s ‘Discover Economics’ campaign… how-can-economists-help-to-tackle-climate-change-sep-2021Download You can find more about 'Bubble Bubble' here... Economics for teens | Bubble Bubble | … Continue reading How can economists help to tackle climate change?