UK Economy

Total 31 Posts

Cuts to UK foreign aid budget are shortsighted and could damage British interests.

5 min read
Overseas aid doesn’t just help developing countries, Britain also benefits hugely. If you wish to punch above your weight you need to have something to help you land the punch.

Brexit, Coronavirus and the Economy: Three key issues in the Independence Debate.

11 min read
There continues to be a sustained lead for Yes in opinion polls. It is now 9 polls in a row that have put Yes ahead, a wholly unprecedented picture.

Slow growth in GDP in UK and Norway.

2 min read
Monthly GDP measures in the UK and Norway show a slow recovery.

β€˜Eat Out to Help Out’: Crowded restaurants may have driven UK coronavirus spike.

6 min read
Depending on how things go, we may look back at the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme as the first step towards a second coronavirus lockdown, for the half-price discount scheme didn’t encourage a β€œreturn to normal”; it encouraged extravagant levels of eating out.

We are nowhere near the worst yet.

5 min read
A brutally honest piece by Russell Jones that perfectly captures the current situation in Britain. Dark times ahead.

Skyrocketing unemployment is bad news for Boris Johnson.

5 min read
History shows that governing parties lose support when jobs are lost. Large increases in unemployment due to coronavirus will make life difficult for Johnson in the months ahead.

Summer statement: Rishi Sunak goes all out for jobs, leaving public finances for another day.

5 min read
Boris Johnson says he wants to get on top of the UK’s productivity problem, but the job measures in the summer statement could take the country in the opposite direction.
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