Double Dip Recession

The British Economy Is Now Controlled By an Ex-Goldman Sachs Employee

Harry Cooper | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

It seems slightly absurd to claim that Carney, Bernanke, Draghi and a few others can pre-empt the economic behaviour of almost seven billion individuals, but this is what they are apparently able to do. It is argued that only central bankers can save us from permanent economic stagnation. This is despite the fact (yes, the fact) that so many of them worked for the banks that destroyed our economies in the first place. Who, exactly, is in control right now?

Double-Dip Recession Avoided

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK

Britain's double-dip recession was erased from history today after widespread revisions to official data. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) sai...

Did It Ever Happen?

PA | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Britain's double-dip recession could be erased from history this week when official figures show the state of the economy. The Office for National ...

British Real Wages Drop By 3.2%

PA | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Britain has suffered one of the biggest drops in real wages in the European Union over the last two years, according to figures released by the Labour...

Triple Dip? Maybe - Triple Crisis? Definitely

Tony Dolphin | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

If GDP also shrinks in the first quarter of 2013, then the economy will be back in technical recession - the third recession in the space of five years. However, this still remains speculation. We will not know for sure whether the economy is back in recession for another three months.

Shrinking Services Sector Sends UK Back Into Red

PA | Posted 04.01.2013 | UK

Britain's economy is feared to have plunged back into the red after figures suggested the powerhouse services sector shrank last month for the first t...

Why Not Use Bank Fines to Alleviate Poverty?

Leanne Wood | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Leanne Wood

Telling us that the deficit is the priority when families are homeless and starving shows a government astonishingly out of touch. It needs to back its early promises, and understand that redistributing money to those that need it from those who don't deserve it (some might even say from perpetrator to victim, in a roundabout way) will demonstrate that this we really are all in this together and that it isn't redundant, dogmatic ideology that is providing the impetus.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Child Benefit 'Chaos'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 3rd January 2012... 1) CHILD BENEFIT 'CHAOS' Remember the chancellor's controversial decision to sc...

2013 - When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty

John Wight | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The potentiality, and perhaps inevitably, of 2013 proving one of the most socially convulsive and ugly in Britain's social history is very real.

It's Time for the Leadership of the Voluntary and Community Sectors to Find Their Voice

John Tizard | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The hope and confidence that the government's commitment to the 'Big Society' offered to the VCS in 2010 has ebbed away to be replaced by a cynical dismissal of what now seems to have been little more than rhetoric rather than an substantial set of policies.

David Cameron's Happy New Year

Peter Kellner | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Today, Cameron and his family are at Chequers, enjoying perhaps the happiest new year of his premiership. He is the undoubted master of Britain's political landscape. His Labour, Lib Dem and Ukip opponents have turned in on themselves. His own backbench rebels have fallen silent. He is already dreaming of how to win his third general election in 2020.

A Triple-Dip Recession?

PA | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics

Britain is on course to avoid being plunged into a triple-dip recession, Ed Balls has said. But the shadow chancellor believes the most likely outc...

Repossessions Might Be Down, But That's Scant Comfort for Anyone Facing the Loss of Their Home

Martin Roberts | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Roberts

Losing a home can be right up their with death, divorce and joblessness. Our homes are places we go to escape the world. When they are under threat, it can be horribly traumatic.

Britain is Back - Skyfall Heralds a Return to Great Britishness

John Armstrong | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Armstrong

Leaving the cinema, I felt an overwhelming sense of relief. A sense of achievement. Not because our blue-eyed Bond had foiled the evil schemes of a peroxide partisan but because the film captured a true sense of contemporary British identity.

Could Creative Roles and Self-Employment Solve the Crisis of Youth Unemployment?

Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi

With shocking heights of unemployment it is important to take a serious look at where the real opportunities may lie for young people. In a time where there is a growing need for creativity and rapid cultural change, more young people could be looking forward to promising careers in creative roles and/or entrepreneurship.

UK Breaks Out Of Recession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

The UK has climbed out of its longest double-dip recession since the 1950s, after GDP figures for the last quarter showed a bigger than expected rise....

Double-Dip Recession To Be Declared Over

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

The longest double-dip recession since the 1950s is to be declared over by official figures amid warnings about the underlying health of the economy. ...

The IMF and the End of Austerity

Ann Pettifor | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ann Pettifor

IMF economists have finally acknowledged what politicians have long denied. They have shown that austerity policies implemented by politicians and demanded by financial markets are severely damaging to what economists define as 'growth'. Ultimately, argues the IMF, these policies are self-defeating. As most thinking people now recognise, rather than repairing the broken and bankrupt economies of the world, austerity is making matters worse.

Time to Tackle our Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Orr

For people, for neighbourhoods, for the economy, for aspiration, for the strivers and all of those who do the right thing, we must say Yes to homes.

Unemployment Falling Slowly But Moving in the Right Direction

Andrew Sissons | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Sissons

There are about one million more people unemployed in Britain than there should be, and it will take years - probably three or four years - to solve this.

If The UK is in Recession, How Come Employment is Increasing so Rapidly?

Tony Dolphin | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

The latest employment figures, published today, do little to resolve the conundrum over the UK's unusual combination of strong employment growth and no economic growth.

Inflation Back on the Agenda

Jeremy Cook | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

There will be serious consequences for everyone if inflation is not controlled quickly.

'Borismania' Reveals Tory Doubts - But Is Boris Really a Credible Future PM?

Tom Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Smith

Unlike Cameron - unlike any other Conservative in the last 15 years - the Mayor of London is a winner. To get elected once in a Labour-leaning city is no mean feat. To do so twice is a very impressive achievement indeed (as is not totally cocking the job up in between).

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? In That Case I'll Have a 'Double Dip' Recession With Chocolate Bits and strawberry Sauce Please

Daniel Warner | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

Are we in the double dip or have we come out the other side and are now going down for the third time? Am I supposed to be cutting back, giving some slack or just cutting corners on the luxury and only buying the necessary?

Bank Of Mum And Dad In Demand As First-Time Buyers Struggle

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK

Financial assistance from relatives was needed for almost 20% of UK first-time buyer sales last year, a report has found. Without this help around ...