A sovereign wealth fund could defuse the UK’s debt timebomb

There’s a hint of sunshine peeping out from behind the grey clouds of austerity. After eight long years of belt-tightening, we’re living within our means at last. Our taxes cover our day-to-day spending on things like health, education, policing and defence, so we’re only having to borrow to invest in…

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Telegraph Article: The fastest way to fix our railways is to open them up and end franchise monopolies

The Northwestern and Thameslink rail timetable debacle wasn’t, it turns out, a one-off. We’re into the second week now, and what started as “Meltdown Monday” looks more like “Farcical Fortnight”. And that’s on top of the East Coast Mainline franchise collapse the week before, which fell over so badly Ministers…

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London Evening Standard Article: Labour’s cash bung is just a vote tempter to millennials

What to do about “generation rent”? The 20-and-30-something victims of generational injustice, stuck at home with mum and dad, toiling in low-paid jobs because previous generations ate all the pies. The Resolution Foundation and the Labour Party think they know the answers. Resolution proposes a £10,000 social dividend for everyone…

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‘Look after our elderly!’ – John Penrose joins calls to SCRAP loophole depriving OAPs of energy discount

Labour, Tory and SNP MPs have joined forces to call on No 10 to axe a loophole which allows energy suppliers with fewer than 250,000 customers to escape paying the ‘Warm Home Discount’. THERESA May has been urged by five powerful Commons Committee chairs to scrap rules depriving pensioners of…

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