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Peter Ingram

Cultural Historian and Economist

Disability has reduced a formerly active individual physically but not mentally. In 2009 I was required to take medical severance due to Multiple Sclerosis. I remain Senior Research Fellow at the University of Surrey and active in research interests. I have direct experience in policy formulation, teaching and journalism.

Reflections on the Iron Lady

As an occasional Huffington Post blogger with an interest in both politics and economics perhaps I could say some thoughts that reflect the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
22/04/2013 13:51 BST

Police Pay Reform

David Cameron is seeking to contain government spending which will include the police. How do negotiations between government and police play out to achieve a favourable solution that keeps both parties happy?
11/01/2013 10:31 GMT

Economic Growth in Britain

The bottom line from all this is that the underlying performance of the economy was probably somewhat better than the headline figure of -0.7% would suggest, having regard to the extra bank holiday and to the poor weather. However Britain remains stuck to this stop-go cycle of poor growth.
02/11/2012 12:45 GMT

Why is Greece Facing a Debt Crisis?

The euro, while a bold idea, is being tested at the moment. Whilst British exposure to Greek debt is more limited, there are a number of countries where their banks are more disposed to the possibility of Greek default.
29/02/2012 11:04 GMT

Defining Competitive Advantage

As most British universities recommence for the next academic year, many fledgling learners will be starting on these courses as the last cohort of students to go through university without the up to £9000 debt annually.
04/10/2011 15:24 BST

Further Electoral Reform in Britain off the Agenda For a Generation

Electoral reform of some sort has long been an objective of the Liberal Democratic Party. More recently they have increased their support but electoral reform has long remained an objective. Over the last forty years there have been two hung parliaments. The first in 1974 and more recently in 2010.
21/09/2011 12:30 BST

Moral Hazard In The UK

Moral hazard occurs when a party insulated from risk may behave differently than it would behave if it were fully exposed to the risk.
26/07/2011 15:39 BST

Are We Working Too Hard?

In Britain we have lost the ability to value time off. In the more dependably warm regions of Europe where the British people tend to take their overseas holidays, they are conscious of this irony.
22/07/2011 13:20 BST