ThinkTent returns

The ThinkTent is back for a second year at Conservative Party Conference and 2015 is shaping up to be bigger and better than 2014 as the Tent prepares for what promises to be an exciting and jam-packed few days. Over the course of three days the IEA will hold a whole host of topical events on everything from inequality and faith schools to the NHS and airport expansion. With appearances from Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Syed Kamall MEP, Fraser Nelson, and more, 2015 is set to be as big as success as 2014. Click here for the full schedule. 



In the media
media coverage - 6 Oct 2015

Mark Littlewood appears in the Daily Mail

Research - 1 Oct 2015
Co-published Books - 14 Sep 2015
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By Ryan Bourne, 6th Oct 2015 ( comments)

There was a case for moving to something closer to the (much cheaper) US earned income tax credit – a system with a clear aim of incentivising full-time employment. But instead, Osborne merely sought to save money within the existing framework. The result of these changes overall are threefold: many families will be financially worse off; the incentive for many to move into work has fallen, and so has the incentive to earn more, as marginal tax rates are now to be as high as 80 per cent. While it’s impossible to save money without taking from some, reform should at least have not damaged incentives in this way.

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