Taxation

‘Where is Milton Friedman now? He would have retorted: “The business of financial business is business”’

‘The oil price rise has already forced the global warming guru Lord Stern to change his mind’

‘Absolutely no one believes that the earth could produce 17 times as much oil as today. The stuff simply is not there’

‘In a fiercely competitive global economy, taxes should be lower. So as Chancellor I will approach each Budget looking to see if we can reduce taxes as well as reform them.’