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Budget 2012: It’s the way you communicate it

This week’s Budget announced by the UK Government included proposals for an annual personal tax statement. Each year, taxpayers will receive details of the tax they have paid and how their tax contributes to public spending. It’s all under the … Continue reading

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Tell me lies, tell me Pareto white lies

Markets are supposed to work well under certain assumptions, one of those being the availability of information. Information allows buyers and sellers to find each other, and to make decisions over whether to trade or not. So lack of information … Continue reading

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Why pressure to reveal pay at the BBC may increase the earnings of those at the top

Transparency has definitely come into vogue lately. It’s been rumbling on for a while now, but exploded last year when details of MPs’ expenses were revealed. Heartened by its success, the transparency bandwagon has been running away with itself. The … Continue reading

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