In the context of strong academic and judicial support within the UK, and precedent from abroad, this report proposes the imposition of a fiduciary duty on Merger & Acquisition advisers.
A presentation of the case for the adoption of a UK written constitution, after society-wide consultation, to entrench fundamental human rights and to clarify constitutional arrangement regarding the roles of different branches of government and parliament, and to vest the … Continued
In order to remove excess volatility in the housing market, this report proposes to replace stamp duty with a capital gains tax on all houses, with the tax rate dependent on the growth rate of house prices in the region. … Continued
A four-faceted proposal for Britain and the USA to facilitate a peaceful limited regime change in Iran through increased engagement with Iran and moderate Iranian politicians and clerics, working with Iran to tackle domestic Iranian terrorism, implementing focused sanctions while … Continued
A proposal to levy a £5 surgery fee for each GP appointment, on the German model, with exemptions for certain disadvantaged groups, and to levy a fine on patients who do not attend appointments at GP surgeries or hospital outpatient … Continued
A proposal for British cities to emulate Berlin’s success in regenerating abandoned areas, by funding cultural regeneration activities, by giving special incentives such as reduced tax rates to investments in the area, and by reducing regulation on the spontaneous creation … Continued
An assessment of the demand-side and supply-side measures that could be taken to improve the capacity and reliability of Britain’s energy network, proposing compulsory smart meters by 2014, the introduction of a carbon tax, the extension of the life of … Continued
With the aims of creating a more civilised drinking culture and reviving the pub as a centre of community life, this proposes the reduction of the drinking age for beer and wine in pubs, restaurants and bars to 16, and … Continued