UK Economy

Total 29 Posts

Slow growth in GDP in UK and Norway.

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

‘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 “return 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.

Summer statement: Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally beginning to help the poorest.

5 min read
Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak’s claims to be “helping the poorest the most”, but Tories are moving in the right direction.

Economic stimulus meh.

6 min read
Boris Johnson’s £5 billion comes nowhere near to giving the economy the boost that is required after a shock of the magnitude of the coronavirus epidemic.
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