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Time to dispel the Green Belt myths and get Britain building Much of what is designated 'Green Belt' is not very green at all

If the Government ever wants to solve the housing crisis, they need to step up and dispel the Green Belt myth that has become so entrenched within the British psyche. The romanticised notion of a “green and pleasant land” is strangling our cities and preventing the much-needed supply of houses. That’s right. The time has […]

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Switzerland offers some valuable lessons for Brexit The British economy is the same size as the 19 smallest EU countries put together

It’s hard to ignore Switzerland’s experience when looking at Brexit. Here we have another country that isn’t a member of the European Union, the single market or a customs union. It’s also a country that trades heavily with the EU. And it has an arrangement that avoids passport checks at its border. Last but not […]

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A proposal to fix welfare and fight intergenerational unfairness Why not give people pension funds at the start of their adult lives?

The Resolution Foundation recently proposed to introduce a “citizen’s inheritance” of £10,000 in order to offset the growing wealth gap between generations. Free-market advocates did not welcome the report with open arms, and for good reason: its authors seem to want to address what is at root a problem of constrained housing supply and low productivity growth with redistribution. Transfers may improve […]

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