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Productivity, innovation and the corporate tax environment

Briefing note

We focus on changes to the corporate tax environment alongside direct policies that aim to correct market failures. To begin, we highlight the main policies that have been introduced by Labour governments since 1997 and the main policies being proposed by the three main UK parties in the run-up to the 2010 election.

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Observation
Today's GDP figures show that the economy grew by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2010. In the election campaign much has been made of the impact of the timing of spending cuts and tax increases on the ability of the UK economy to sustain this recovery. This is an important issue, but much less ...