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Six months on

Returning to new posts after six months in which the unassailable logic of monetary policy has been proven once again….a storming return to growth within the UK economy,  boosted by an unrelenting flood of cheap money and low interest rates. … Continue reading

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Booming Britain

Economic recovery is now widely accepted as well underway. Turns out there was no double dip and growth has been better than expected so far this year. The week-end papers are full of stories of recovery in the services sector, … Continue reading

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Optimism bias

The number of over 65s working has topped a million for the first time. They’re needed because – apparently – the UK is running out of workers. 13.5m vacancies will be created in the next two years and only 7m … Continue reading

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London calling

Major development in the city autonomy drive this week with a report from Tony Travers and team on the London Finance Commission, calling for the Treasury to hand £12bn of tax revenue to the GLA including the full suite of … Continue reading

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A tale of two economies

As economists in the UK ponder why anaemic recovery is accompanied by rising private sector employment, in the US better growth is coming through the standard route of improved productivity. The FT reports that businesses funded by the American Export … Continue reading

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The imperative of recovery

The PM has put us on a ‘war footing’ for recovery. Lack of growth, it seems, is as serious a threat as  invasion. This state of emergency has been translated into a familiar attack on red tape and planning – as … Continue reading

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