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Five things we learned about the economy in 2014

Robert Tinker

1.       This is a new kind of recovery When is a recovery not a recovery? This year the UK’s growth has taken off in a way quite unlike the aftermath of previous recessions. Your view of the performance of the economy in 2014 has depended on which end of the telescope you were looking down….


Five things we learned about tax in 2014

Daisy Srblin

Tax is one of the most important relationships between the citizen and the state. But despite its centrality, honest and rational political debate around tax has remained taboo this year. 2015 will see the fruits of a new Fabian programme considering practical options for tax reform after the general election, so as this year draws…