The state of Maryland in the US has amassed an $8.5bn incentives package for Amazon, hoping to land the company’s HQ2 in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. The Hill reports that this is one of the […]
In my report on the British Corporate Welfare State, I pointed out that tax credits and housing benefits subsidise employers. In the report, I estimate that tax credits and housing benefits make up almost half […]
Corporate welfare should be viewed in-the-round One of the criticisms made of The British Corporate Welfare State was that wage subsidies do not function as corporate welfare. The evidence on the effects of wage subsidies is, […]
Business groups reject PM’s plan to replace tax credits with higher pay 07/07/15 18:21 Article in the Guardian covering the responses of the Chambers of Commerce and Institute of Directors to David Cameron’s ‘plan’ to replace in-work […]
“Firms paying poor wages are the real benefit cheats” 04/07/15 16:20 Article by Patrick Collinson on low pay and wage subsidies at a number of large retailers, including Next and Tesco’s – http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2015/jul/04/firms-paying-poor-wages-benefit-cheats-tax-credits
The real benefit cheats are the employers who are milking the system 26/06/15 14:15 Deborah Hor writes in today’s Guardian: “I really don’t know why the government is making such heavy weather of cutting £12bn […]
Corporate welfare in Parliament… 07/07/15 16:23 Richard Fuller (Bedford) (Conservative): Working tax credits are in effect a form of corporate welfare for employers who could pay higher wages, especially if tied to increased skills….
In-work benefits and poverty Article by Andrew Grice in the Independent about the growing costs of in-work benefits