There have been many advocates of, and studies into a shorter work week, but could a this be positive for our productivity, and wellbeing in the long term?
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The Economics of Ticket Touting
How many times in the past have you decided that you are going to get tickets to an event, only to find that they are sold out immediately?
The Barnett Formula: Scotland’s Gain, England’s Bane
Among the most highlighted points when discussing the situation between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom is the existence of the divisive Barnett Formula.
Charity: A Fallacy of Goodwill
Despite the positive aims of charities, many are paying their top bosses incredible wages. In an industry which prides itself on benevolence, is this right?
Quantitative Easing: Money Really Does Grow on Trees
Quantitative Easing involves the expansion of the monetary base in an economy usually through the purchase of assets such as sovereign bonds.
What’s the Deal with Negative Interest Rates?
Why did the Swiss National Bank decide to implement the first ever negative interest rate, and what does it mean for savers with deposits of over 10m Swiss Francs?
How does Shared Ownership Work?
We look at the arguments for, and against, for the ‘Shared Ownership’ Help to Buy scheme introduced in the UK to help first time buyers get on the property ladder.
Does the UK Need a New Voting System?
Does First-Past-the-Post (or FPTP) really provides an adequate way of electing a governing body to represent the largest number of people?
Top Tax Rate Increase: Productive or Destructive?
In this article we investigate whether increasing the top tax rate to 50p would have a positive or detrimental effect on the tax revenues in the United Kingdom.
How Does Stamp Duty Work in the United Kingdom?
For those of us looking to become first time buyers, the majority of our effort is spent saving for a deposit, but the Stamp Duty shouldn’t be ignored!