UK Economic Recovery

Britain Is 'Walking Tall'? 5 Awkward Graphs Osborne Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has lavished praise on his austerity strategy for helping the UK "walk tall in the world again". In a triumphant speech today, the ...

Will Osborne's Budget Woo British Workers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been challenged to win around British workers in his Budget as a new poll found how financially battered they have been over recent...

'The Economic Recovery Is Not Yet Secure'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne said next month's Budget will continue to confront Britain's problems as he cautioned the recovery was "not yet secure" despite a recen...

Here's Why Your Wages Will Be Growing 'Painfully Slowly' In 2015 (GRAPH)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Household incomes will only start to rise next year, but only at a "painfully slow" rate, new research by the Resolution Foundation has found. ...

Osborne's 'Groundhog Day' Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recovery is akin to Groundhog Day as chancellor George Osborne is making the same errors as before the recession, critics have warn...

Vince Rains On George's Parade In Gloomy Economic Recovery Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has broken ranks to warn George Osborne that Britain's economic recovery could prove "short-lived", despite new figures showing that Brita...

UK To Replace Germany As Europe's Top Economy By 2030

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK

Britain will leapfrog Germany and France to be Europe's top economy within two decades, according to a new report. The think tank Centre for Econom...

UK Deficit Is Twice What Osborne Tells You, Warn MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Government figures used by George Osborne and coalition ministers on the size of Britain's budget deficit may be misleading, an influential committee ...

UK Debt Soars To Record High

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has received a well-timed political boost in the run up to next month's Autumn Statement as official figures showed that Britain's defi...

Carney Pours Cold Water On Osborne's 0.8% Celebrations

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

The UK economy has grown by 0.8% GDP in the third quarter of 2013, although Mark Carney warned that the recovery has yet to gain "traction". The l...

'The Dawn Of An Economic Recovery Is Breaking'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has welcomed the "dawn" of an economic recovery, arguing that it would not have happened without the Liberal Democrats being in government....

'You Can't Rest On Your Laurels Yet, George'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has warned George Osborne against resting "on our laurels"" about Britain's economic recovery being assured. Cable's intervention come...

'The Worst Recovery In 170 Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne is presiding over the "worst and slowest recovery from a major economic shock in 170 years", leading economists have warned. Despite...

UK's Poor Trade Performance Highlights Need for Active Industrial Policies

Tony Dolphin | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

What is needed is a more active industrial policy. For too long, while other countries have supported industries where they have a competitive advantage, policy makers in the UK have used the country's bad experience with industrial policies in the 1970s to justify a hands-off approach.

Upward Revision to GDP Doesn't Hide Underlying Economic Problems

Jeremy Cook | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Wednesday's figure has only really served to underline the general sloth of the UK economy and does nothing to change my expectation that the UK economy will grow by no more than 0.6% this year, which is hardly a cause for celebration.

Bailiff Legislation Is a Waste of Time - And a Mask

Eshaan Akbar | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK Politics
Eshaan Akbar

Enforcement law is notoriously complex, with powers differing on the debt in question and the types of creditors using enforcement officers.

Tory Economic Policy Is More Akin to a Mass Experiment in Human Despair

John Wight | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

We are living in the midst of an economic meltdown, which as the latest economic figures reveal is being made worse not better by a Chancellor whose incompetence and mendacity is now beyond doubt.

Families in Poverty? Make Childcare Tax Deductible

Ed Owen | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics
Ed Owen

The Guardian yesterday published research that shows 3.6m households in the UK are a short step away from poverty, but one simple measure would help these families and boost the wider economy - make childcare tax-deductible.

Vickers Report: The UK's Banks are Committed to Meeting its Challenges

Angela Knight | Posted 12.11.2011 | UK Politics
Angela Knight

One of the things Sir John Vickers got absolutely right in his report on the banking industry - issued yesterday - was the scale of the regulatory reform that was already under way.

Osborne Concedes 'Longer And Harder' Recovery Ahead

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Chancellor George Osborne has conceded that Britain's economic recovery will be "longer and harder" than hoped amid renewed turmo...

IMF: 'Bumpy And Uneven Recovery' Ahead If Growth Does Not Return

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 01.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Britain will have a "bumpy and uneven recovery" and ministers must be ready to change economic policy if growth and inflation do ...

House Prices Rise In Sign That Market Could Be Stabilising

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

House prices rose by 0.2 per cent in July, according to figures from Nationwide. The survey paints an uncertain picture of the UK economy after dis...