Demands for government to remodel the UK’s system of local business property taxation have been growing in line with the shift to online retailing, and have been sharpened by the pain of revaluation. In our latest bulletin, we examine the issues and the options for reform.
Recent developments at the Conservative party’s conference have done little to reduce uncertainty over the UK Government’s aims for trade policy post-Brexit, adding to the frustration expressed by some business groups.
In this bulletin we argue that the reasons invoked for protectionism by the new US administration have little or no economic basis, and that such a policy stance would be damaging to the US’s own self-interest and world trade more generally.
At a conference organised by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Hong Kong, Amar Breckenridge of Frontier (Europe) presented Frontier’s latest report into the economic impacts of counterfeiting and piracy.