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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 power to interpret the constitution in the judiciary. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/A-WRITTEN-CONSTITUTION-FOR-THE-UNITED-KINGDOM.pdf" save="1"]...

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. Its revenue would be hypothecated to house-building schemes in order...

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 of youth-culture areas including graffiti zones and skate parks. [gview file="http://thewilberforcesociety.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Increasing-Government-Support-for-Temporary-Urban-Space-Initiatives-ROger-Clarkex.pdf"...

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 coal-burning plants until 2020 and consumer awareness campaigns on efficient...