John Kay argues that the Starbucks case indicates the need for reforming the tax system.
Chris Dillow from the Stumbling and Mumbling blog argues that small businesses competing with big firms like Starbucks lose out along with Exchequer when they don’t pay tax.
Paul Krugman marvels at ‘the willingness of debtor nations to endure seemingly endless pain’ and the continued application of austerity in Europe.
Jonathan Portes, Director of NIESR, argues that ‘the idea that benefits need to be cut in real terms in order to ensure either fairness to those in work or long-term sustainability is nonsense’ on his Not the Treasury View blog.
Craig Berry of the ToUChstone blog warns of the disaster of the DWP’s decision on the automatic enrolment trigger.