Tag Archives: fairness

Inheritance tax: David Cameron stands up for the 6 per cent

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The fact that Cameron wants to cut inheritance tax when half a million people required emergency food aid last year says a lot about where his priorities lie.

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‘All hail the rich’ – the reality behind tory tax claims

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Right-wingers have been exalting the contribution of the UK’s richest 1 per cent to income tax revenue over recent months. However it’s worth looking at the detail behind these figures.

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Comment: Fairness in 2013

With ‘fairness’ representing a significant trend in last year’s political rhetoric and debate, Richard Bassford looks at whether this will continue into 2013.

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Comment: The Living Wage is another small step towards a Responsible Capitalism

Richard Bassford looks at what the the Living Wage means and how it can push us towards the “responsible capitalism” our party leaders love to talk about.

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For Labour, tackling inequality needs to be at the heart of the political agenda

Professor Kate Pickett writes about the new pamphlet, “Why Inequality Matters”, from the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class) and My Fair London.

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Osborne’s thrown a javelin through his own foot by failing to make FTT a reality

France has implemented a tax on the financial sector that will raise money to help the poor, writes Simon Chouffot of the the Robin Hood Tax campaign.

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IFS: Free school meals for all increased attainment in disadvantaged areas

A study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has revealed that offering universal free school meals increased attainment in primary schools in disadvantaged areas.

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The Spirit Level Film: Bringing the message of equality to the screen

Katharine Round, Producer/Director of “The Spirit Level Film”, writes about how you can help bring the message about equality to the screen.

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Budget 2012: The myth that lower taxes for the rich generates more tax revenue

Danny Dorling of the IPPR demolishes the myth, pedalled by George Osborne and the one per cent, that the tax take on the rich rises the less they are taxed.

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Budget 2012: The IFS’s devastating picture that shows we’re not all in it together

Will Straw reports on the IFS’s budget analysis, which shows the richest 10% have done better under this government than the poorest 40 per cent.

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