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Optimal In-work Support and Employment in Ageing Societies

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Optimal In-work Support and Employment in Ageing Societies – Britain and Germany Compared

5 March 2007. How would the current tax-benefit systems in Britain and Germany have to be reconstructed in order to allow the labour market to cope with ageing societies in these two countries? How could tax-benefit systems help to raise the level of employment by alleviating long-term unemployment, discouraging early retirement and raising the labour market participation of women? These vital policy questions are analysed by the authors. By Richard Blundell, Mike Brewer, James Browne, Peter Haan, Michal Myck and Viktor Steiner.


By AGF UK.


Taxation Policy Resource.


Nothing to lose but your chains

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Nothing to lose but your chains" is the third volume of a major study into the reform of local government finance in England. It sets out the authors' proposals for a comprehensive, yet practical, reform of the local revenue finance system. The reforms recommended aim to correct the shortcomings of the present system of local finance, whilst taking into account current political realities. The authors believe they provide a solution that is both radical and politically feasible, returning autonomy to local government whilst retaining a workable balance between concerns about national equity and local control. By Tony Travers and Lorena Esposito for Policy Exchange and the New Economics Foundation.

 

By New Economics Foundation , UK.

Taxation Policy Resource.


Local government finance

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Local government finance " 'I?m a local councillor, get me out of here!? is the second volume of a major study into the reform of local government finance in England. It reviews the current system and examines its shortcomings. The authors conclude that even the most basic requirements of a good local finance system are not being met. As a precursor to reviews of the local finance systems operating in other countries, this volume sets out the authors? views on the principles that guide an effective and locally accountable finance system. By Tony Travers and Lorena Esposito for Policy Exchange and the New Economics Foundation.

 

By Policy Exchange and the New Economics Foundation , UK.

Taxation Policy Resource.


The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy

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The Decline and Fall of Local Democracy " is the first part of a major study into the reform of Local Government Finance, and charts the history of local government funding in England and Wales. It examines the historical changes to local finance systems from their earliest origins in feudalism through the Victorian period and into the twentieth century. The authors show how today's highly centralised system of local government finance is a product of central government's desire to ensure equality of service provision across the country and maintain fiscal discipline. As the government's Balance of Funding review continues, the authors demonstrate that the reform of local government finance will have to confront the long-running tension between equality and local control. They will provide their own recommendations for reform in the first half of 2004. By Tony Travers and Lorena Esposito for Policy Exchange and the New Economics Foundation.

 

By Policy Exchange and the New Economics Foundation., UK.

Taxation Policy Resource.