The roundtable in process. Photo: DUNCAN SOAR

To critics business rates are complex, unfair and produce perverse incentives - to others they offer the guarantee of stable and fixed costs. If reform is coming, what should it look like? The New Statesman brought some leading voices together to find out.

Economics

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Economics blog | By Ryan Ormonde - 27 Mar 2015

Almost 700,000 people have a zero-hours contract for their main job, according to

Economics blog | By Diana Johnson - 20 Mar 2015

Inequality within the United Kingdom is growing - not just between people, but its

Economics blog | By May2015 - 19 Mar 2015

Today's headlines hide the most important, and least reassuring, fact in yesterday’

The Chancellor has vowed to cut £12bn from welfare - but he's announced just £3bn of savings.
Economics blog | By George Eaton - 19 Mar 2015

The Chancellor has vowed to cut £12bn from welfare - but he's announced just £3bn

The Chancellor has made a political virtue of coalition government and of missing his deficit targets.
Economics blog | By George Eaton - 18 Mar 2015

The Chancellor has made a virtue of coalition government and of missing his deficit

Shadow chancellor says the Conservatives have blundered by admitting day-to-day spending will be reduced to its lowest level for more than 40 years.
Economics blog | By George Eaton - 18 Mar 2015

Shadow chancellor says the Conservatives have blundered by admitting day-to-day

Business

Business blog | By Robert Corfe - 20 Mar 2015

It is not enough for Labour to assent to sound principles if it is not prepared to

The roundtable in process. Photo: DUNCAN SOAR
Business blog | By New Statesman - 18 Mar 2015

To critics business rates are complex, unfair and produce perverse incentives - to

A man at a Berlin computer hacker's congress. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Business blog | By Francis Maude - 16 Mar 2015

Companies must manage their own risks. Digital security can’t be an issue for the

Business.
Business blog | By Jo Iwasaki - 03 Jun 2014

Diversity in substance, not just in appearance, brings benefits to boards.

City of London.
Business blog | By Stewart Cowley - 01 Apr 2014

Companies are starting to use their cash balances in at least one useful way, to

Business blog | By admin - 14 Mar 2014

Salford Business School: Celebrating the creative ingenuity of our SMEs.

Business.
Business blog | By Carl Sjostrom - 04 Mar 2014

A recent 12-country study of 393 companies found that women are still largely