Jordan Taylor

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published Sensible suggestions for tax changes in Blog 2016-08-08 14:24:22 +0100
published Twitter in Jordan Taylor 2016-07-27 11:55:25 +0100
published Facebook in Jordan Taylor 2016-07-27 11:54:47 +0100
published Why quantitative easing isn't the answer in Blog 2016-06-23 10:58:35 +0100
published PSRL Town Hall Rich List in Town Hall Rich List 2015 2015-11-17 17:00:29 +0000
commented on Announcing The Waste Archive 2015-10-22 15:12:49 +0100 · Flag
Hi John,

We did receive both of your emails on DfID and FCO, they’re very neatly filed but this is exactly the problem that we’re trying to solve with the archive – I’m able to find your emails but since they’re not in a central location it was difficult to find.

That’s exactly the information we’re looking for though so from now on please use our Waste Archive form and you can be absolutely sure that we’ll see and use the information you send through.
commented on Free school meals to be abolished? 2015-09-08 08:39:04 +0100 · Flag
If you could provide some reading material that you would consider more robust analysis I’ll take a look.
commented on The EU's £2.4 million subsidy to video game developers 2015-09-04 13:16:16 +0100 · Flag
Sorry to hear that, your disagreement has been noted. On an academic note, aren’t you doing the same thing though? Your opinions aren’t automatically the same as those of our supporters. It may be a small amount of money but every million saved is an extra million that could be spent on nurses, trains, education etc or another million off the deficit.
commented on Critics of RBS sale are missing the point 2015-08-26 10:26:20 +0100 · Flag
That would be fantastic but it’s a very different beast to the one it was when we bought it and getting the same price is extremely unlikely. The entire point of selling our stake is so that somebody with deep pockets can buy! Just not as deep as you may like.
commented on What would an Income Tax and National Insurance merger look like? 2015-07-28 09:09:13 +0100 · Flag
No, since NI just another form of income tax with a tenuous link to benefits.
commented on Plans to merge National Insurance and Income Tax are fantastic news 2015-07-28 09:05:59 +0100 · Flag
The same way that the pensionable age increases for those born after a certain date, rather than for current pensioners. We need a simpler tax system and this is one step towards that, you’re arguing that we should leave complexity in the tax system to protect a certain group and I don’t think that’s right. Knowing that the largest voting block is pensioners you can guarantee that any changes to the current system will protect and insulate pensioners as much as possible already, the same way that cuts to senior welfare haven’t been touched. If it’s only those who can prepare for the change that are affected how is there an issue? Simply because it’s unfair?
commented on A Sugar Tax would send us down a slippery slope 2015-07-14 09:02:04 +0100 · Flag
But shouldn’t people be responsible for their own health? Surely what we need to do is improve information so that people can make their own choices rather than making those choices for them and the previous government did make (slow) steps towards that.
commented on Manston Airport's closure is sad, but we can't subsidise it 2015-07-13 11:17:16 +0100 · Flag
We have an updated blog on this subject that might be of interest:
commented on Work experience should employ the best person for the job 2015-06-25 16:26:01 +0100 · Flag
Understand where you’re coming from but we do live in a (vaguely) meritocratic society in which the individual in question should be the one of concern, not their parents. I really doubt that a 1 week work experience would make a difference to business productivity and there’s also no guarantee that the connection will be a relevant one. These are internships for 17 year olds to feel out an industry, not a 1 year work placement in which the aim is to contribute meaningfully.
commented on The government must not use taxpayers’ money to support either side in a referendum 2015-06-22 14:16:10 +0100 · Flag
Jones — Absolutely agree. ‘Sock Puppets’ are already on our campaigning list. We’ll continue to pile the pressure on so that we can see how government is funding what.

Barry & Robert — Nothing that I can add to your comments but thank you for leaving them and taking time to read our article.
commented on The real national debt hits £8.6 trillion 2015-06-22 11:10:57 +0100 · Flag
Say the deficit for last year was £5. Deficit for this year is £3. The debt last year was £5 and the debt this year (last year’s deficit + this year’s deficit) is £8. Deficit has gone down. Debt has gone up.
commented on Feeds 2015-06-10 09:44:06 +0100 · Flag
So sorry. I wasn’t aware of this page. You can find all our feeds by adding .rss to the end of our blog names. E.g or research.rss. I’ll update this page now to reflect this
commented on The 'Bedroom Tax' is no such thing 2015-06-05 17:30:35 +0100 · Flag
Like most subsidies, they’re introduced through poor policy wording. So 1992.
commented on Council’s money-saving decision ends up costing more 2015-06-05 11:14:19 +0100 · Flag
This doesn’t match up with the figures we have in our Council Assets report. Do you have a source we could look at?
(Apologies for the problems you had commenting. Our system seems a little odd today)
commented on Jonathan discusses council assets on the BBC's Daily Politics 2015-06-04 09:28:39 +0100 · Flag
Then what about a council with multiple assets and high council tax?