Jonathan Portes is director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and former chief economist at the Cabinet Office. His particular areas of interest include fiscal policy, labour markets and immigration.
20 October 2014 12:13 AM
Areas where Ukip is doing well are often places that suffered most during the recession
If the social contract is to remain fair, the well-off elderly will need to make a bigger contribution
11 August 2013 01:35 PM
Most spending goes on old people, financed by the taxes of the middle-aged
For all the claims made about wealth taxes, it's not correct to say the rich are paying their fair share
02 October 2012 11:28 AM
To make arguments about the fairness, or otherwise, of the UK tax system purely on the basis of the burden of income tax is absurd. These pundits should know better
08 May 2012 11:26 AM
Two years ago, the coalition set out its programme for government. Today, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister reaffirm their commitment to the central element of that programme – cutting the deficit quickly.
10 January 2012 12:23 AM
Just yesterday, MigrationWatch published a report highlighting the "remarkable coincidence between the rise in youth unemployment and the huge surge in immigration from Eastern Europe over the last eight years".
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The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
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