• Be upfront about ‘earnings tax’

    One of the most successful deceits practised by generations of British politicians is the tax which is euphemistically labelled national insurance [contributions].
    Workers on PAYE become accustomed to “employee NIC” deductions from pay packets, while the self-employed grapple with payments episodically. Business groups, including the IoD, rightly criticise employer NICs as a “tax on jobs”.
    So it […]

  • ‘Stability is the key’

    IoD director general Simon Walker explains why stability is the key to prosperity