Economic Policy

Why The Chancellor's First (And Last) Autumn Statement Is A Poisonous Damp Squib

Chi Onwurah | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?

Counting the Cost, Why Should Anyone Care If FE Disappears?

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Dr Julie Mills

It seems certain that the regional reviews currently being carried out in the FE sector will result in some colleges disappearing altogether. There a...

Hollande: Why Those Who 'Play Away' Always Get Found Out

John Bunzl | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

One wonders whether Hollande, his party, and all those who voted for him seriously believed he could pursue his left-wing agenda without consequences? Those who did risk showing themselves stuck in a nation-centric past; prisoners of an outdated worldview which still assumes national borders are impermeable.

A Plan to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Alvin Carpio | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

In Newham, the borough I was born and raised in, over 3,000 young people are unemployed. Across Britain, one million young people are unemployed. We have been called the lost generation, the scarred generation, the hopeless generation. We are not 'generation y', we are generation 'y is it so hard to get a job?'

Mann Is No Homo Economicus

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

John Mann MP's comments in response to Thursday's UK GDP figures, for the first quarter of 2013, display a sort of unhelpful ignorance that is not conducive to any meaningful discussion on economic policy, or constructing a worthwhile criticism of the government's economic policy.

It Destroys Our Happiness and Undermines Our Prosperity - What to do About Envy?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

Envy is not jealousy. The latter normally involves affairs of the heart, and specifically relates to what one has. In contrast to jealousy, envy is resentment generated by what others have, accompanied often by a feeling of ill will toward those who have it.

Big Choices Ahead for the Third Sector

John Tizard | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The third sector should not simply accept what is happening to it and to its beneficiaries. It has to be strong and resolute in speaking out for social justice, equality and decency - the essence of the sector.

'Economy Will Suffer Long Term Damage If Policy Isn't Changed'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

Long-term damage will be done to the economy unless the government changes its economic policy, the shadow Chancellor will warn on Tuesday. The coa...

Cuts and Unfairness: Charities and the Voluntary and Community Sector Have to Speak Up

John Tizard | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Politics
John Tizard

The voluntary and community sector has always championed the rights and needs of the disadvantaged; fought for equality; and stood up for social justice. Now is the time to advocate these aims as never before. Cuts and many other government policies are taking the country in the opposite direction. Charities cannot ignore this.

Forecasting a Storm - Is Economic Forecasting a Waste of Money?

Hannah Shillan | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK Politics
Hannah Shillan

Following the Autumn Statement last Tuesday big headlines came from a few little numbers - the UK's revised growth forecasts from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR). All were reduced, with the 2011 forecast down from 1.7% to 0.9%, 2012 from 2.5% to 0.7% and growth for the following three years predicted at 2.1%, 2.7% and 3%.