2020 Vision: Cutting the UK’s Cost of Living

Throughout September, we’re concentrating on Cutting the UK’s Cost of Living. In a series of new reports, we’ll demonstrate how over-regulation and taxation have pushed up living costs; we’ll identify the flaws in rent controls and highlight the red herrings regularly used in the cost of living debate. We’ll also be staging events at party conferences and releasing new short films examining the impact of sin taxes and housing costs. To find out more about 2020 Vision click here  

 

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press release - 22 Sep 2014

Politicians have fundamentally failed to grasp the causes behind the cost of living crisis

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By Ryan Bourne, 22nd Sep 2014 ( comments)

Since the publication of Kristian Niemietz’s seminal work Redefining the Poverty Debate in 2012, many of us have been arguing for a new approach to the perceived problem of poverty and low pay. Our contention has always been that there are numerous areas where existing government policies drive up the cost of living, particularly for those on modest incomes. Reversing many of these damaging distortions, we believe, would be an effective means of improving living standards.

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Events
23 Sep 2014

Manchester

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26 Sep 2014

Doncaster Racecourse

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