Grace Blakeley

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    Budget 2017: the flawed math behind corporation tax (and the Government’s messed up priorities)

Budget 2017: the flawed math behind corporation tax (and the Government’s messed up priorities)

The Chancellor reiterated a commitment to keep UK corporation tax at low levels in this year’s Budget. Grace Blakeley explains why Hammond’s figures are flawed, and writes that, as public sector workers, public services, and universal credit recipients all face hardship, people have every right to question the Government’s priorities. 

In his 2017 Budget, the Chancellor reiterated the Government’s commitment […]

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    Is UK economy really as strong as the government says it is?

Is UK economy really as strong as the government says it is?

The British economic model needs fundamental reform, without which the UK will remain in a particularly weak position – one that is only exacerbated by the challenges of Brexit. Grace Blakeley draws on IPPR’s latest report to explain why, despite the headline figures on employment and growth, the reality is different.

As the UK negotiates to leave the European Union, […]