Best of the blog: March 2012
Here’s another quick outing for five of the most popular or interesting posts by Touchstone bloggers during March:
- More benefits nastiness
Richard looks into Steve Webb’s announcement of further large cuts to Social Fund Crisis Loans.
- Time to tax Elgin’s CO2 leakage
Philip argues for taxing carbon leakage, in the light of Total’s North Sea gas leak.
- Osborne rips up his ‘new economic model’
Duncan writes for new politics blog Shifting Grounds on how the vision George Osborne set out two years ago is rapidly unravelling.
- Did the 50p tax rate really raise less than £1 billion in 2010/11?
Guest blogger Howard Reed examines the evidence behind the Chancellor’s top rate tax cut.
- Is permanent austerity inevitable?
Nicola takes issue with claims that demographic changes will create a permanent hole in our future public finances.