Friday, December 19, 2014

Going Nowhere – Fast

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Ready for Christmas? Ready for the tailbacks, delays and cancellations?

But it doesn’t have to be this way. As part of its 2020 Vision programme, the Institute of Economic Affairs is focusing on Fast Tracking UK Transport.

The think tank says Britain could soon be on the move again – if politicians took a back seat and allowed private enterprise to develop our roads, railways and airports.

Otherwise, the UK will just be Going Nowhere – Fast, as this stylish new short from ieaTV shows. Watch it here:

Friday, December 12, 2014

Going Nowhere – Fast

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Christmas is just around the corner – the season of tailbacks, delays and cancellations.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. As part of its 2020 Vision programme, the Institute of Economic Affairs is focusing on Fast Tracking UK Transport.

The think tank says Britain could soon be on the move again – if politicians took a back seat and allowed private enterprise to develop our roads, railways and airports.

Otherwise, the UK will just be Going Nowhere – Fast, as this stylish new short from ieaTV shows. Watch it here:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Momentum Building Behind Gatwick
…As the Only Deliverable Choice for Expansion

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Momentum is gathering behind Gatwick’s case for airport expansion in the South East as the debate over where the UK’s next runway should be built reaches a crucial point.

The Commission will have to consider a range of factors in making its final decision but the consultation document indicates why expansion at Gatwick best answers all the questions. It can give the country two world class airports.

The UK gets the economic benefit it needs at a fraction of the environmental impact of Heathrow today. It would mean competition and lower fares for passengers. Gatwick has a financing plan and a construction project that can be delivered without huge risk to the public purse.

As the Commission underlines Gatwick can actually be delivered by 2025. We have a safeguarded site with little risk and no complex construction across major motorways.  Our new runway can be funded without a penny of taxpayers’ money at a time when there are a lot of other competing priorities for public funds.

After decades of indecision, the UK needs something to happen.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Delivering Capacity & Competition With Less Environmental Impact… Gatwick is the Clear Choice

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The Airports Commission, appointed by the Government, will consult on a straight choice between Gatwick and Heathrow for one new runway in the South East by 2030.

The runway debate has been going on for decades now – and further delays are something that the UK really can’t afford. Every month construction of Britain’s next runway is delayed is another month of missed economic growth.

At Gatwick, we can build a runway much faster than at Heathrow, and without any taxpayer funding.

We don’t face the challenges of having to build a runway over the M25, and we won’t have to fly 130,000 extra planes over Central London every year.

We can start building our runway quicker, so Britain can start building its future faster.

Expanding Gatwick will also strengthen the UK’s network of airports and create greater competition in the industry, meaning passengers will benefit from lower fares and better service.

Gatwick already flies direct to more destinations than any other UK airport – building a second runway would also strengthen our routes to emerging markets.

So, let’s just make the right decision for Britain’s future. London Gatwick, obviously.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Guido Readers Free Screening of CITIZENFOUR

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citizenfourCITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute as filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald encounter Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel room and he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA and GCHQ.

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Guido’s co-conspirators should stay tuned for details of a free screening for readers to be announced shortly…

Friday, October 31, 2014

Defusing the Debt Timebomb

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Government borrowing is currently running 10% higher than last year – exacerbating the already parlous state of the UK’s public finances.

This week, as part of its 2020 Vision initiative, the Institute of Economic Affairs launched its new report, Defusing the Debt Timebomb.    The think tank says spending restraint, pro-growth reforms and fundamental changes to pensions and healthcare provision are urgently needed to tackle this colossal problem.  Download the report for free here.

And a new short film from ieaTV Danny and the Debt Mountain shows why this story is unlikely to have a happy ending.  Watch it here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Defusing the Debt Timebomb

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Government borrowing is currently running 10% higher than last year – exacerbating the already parlous state of the UK’s public finances.

This month, as part of its 2020 Vision initiative, the Institute of Economic Affairs is looking at ways of defusing the UK’s debt timebomb.  Its book, “The Government Debt Iceberg, takes a comprehensive look at the colossal scale of the problem – and outlines the crippling tax rises needed to pay for the promises made by successive governments.

Download it for free here

And a new short film from ieaTV Danny and the Debt Mountain shows why this story is unlikely to have a happy ending.  Watch it here.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Through the Roof

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Property prices and the soaring cost of living are never far from the headlines – and never far from politicians’ lips.

This conference season, all four main parties have discussed ways of cutting the UK’s cost of living. Tax cuts, price freezes and increasing the minimum wage have all been put forward.

But in this new short film from the Institute of Economic Affairs, Director General Mark Littlewood argues that suffocating planning restrictions have the most profound effect on housing costs in the UK.

Watch more videos from ieaTV.

Friday, October 3, 2014

I Don’t See Much Sin… Just Taxes

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Have you seen “Sin Taxes”? This stylish video short – from the Institute of Economic Affairs – shows how the poor are hit hardest by sin taxes. It puts forward proposals that would ease that burden – and boost the economy at the same time. It’s the most watched video of the year on ieaTV – the think tank’s online channel. Find out more here.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Creating the Apprenticeship Revolution This Country Needs

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Leading apprenticeship provider, Pera Training, and the Million Jobs campaign, are delighted to invite you to their Conservative Party fringe event: “Building a 21st Century Workforce”.

When: Tuesday, 30th September, from 1230 – 1400

Where: Soprano Room, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 Bridge Street, Birmingham B1 2JZ (adjacent to the conference centre and within the secure zone).

Speakers: Andrew Jones MP, Apprenticeship Ambassador to Parliament; Sara Caplan, Head of Further Education and Skills, PwC, Marion Osborne, Interim Director, Million Jobs and Lewi Griffiths, Director, Pera Training.

A buffet lunch and Prosecco will be served.

Both organisations are committed to helping policymakers from all parties set the path for the apprenticeship revolution this country needs.

The fringe event will also highlight the findings of a report, launched in Parliament earlier this month, entitled: “Varsity Blues: Time for apprenticeships to graduate?”

Varsity Blues is the first report of its kind in the UK directly to compare the earnings, employment and taxpayer returns of graduates with those of apprentices.

It shows apprentices have more favourable earnings and employment rates compared to a significant proportion of graduates, particularly those from ‘new’ universities.

Follow Pera Training (@peratraining) on Twitter.


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