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Cutting the top rate of tax won’t help Britain win ‘the global race’

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It’s not clear how cutting the 45p tax rate to 40p, as suggested by Lib Dem MP Jeremy Browne, would benefit Britain, writes Tony Dolphin.

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Tax-free childcare alone will not make childcare more affordable for most families

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Today’s announcements are welcome, but the direction of travel is worrying.

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The government should learn from the childcare policies of other countries

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In Norway, state support for childcare goes to providers who have to meet quality criteria in order to receive any money.

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Tory childcare plans could see families of over-fives lose £18,000 worth of help

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More than 100,000 families could lose out on up to £18,000-worth of childcare help under a new government scheme announced today.

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Budget 2014: If Osborne doesn’t invest in the regions, others won’t either

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The gap between the coalition’s rhetoric and its record on regional growth has been dire.

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Increasing the higher rate tax threshold does not help middle-income earners

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By far the biggest gainers from an increase in the 40p threshold are families in the top income decile.

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Immigration must work for people on low and middle incomes

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Simply telling people that high migration is inevitable and that they shouldn’t worry is not the way to gain public trust.

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London is important, but it can’t go it alone

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The UK is making schoolboy errors with its economic development policy.

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The crisis in crisis support – reversing the slow abolition of welfare assistance funding

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The abolition of the Local Welfare Assistance fund makes scant social or economic sense.

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When the floods recede, commitment to act on climate change must surge

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If we are to find a positive from these devastating floods, it must be a renewal in our efforts to contain the worst of climate change.

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