Why Salmond's Independent Scotland Could Fail In A Year..

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

An independent Scotland "would fail within a year" if it kept the pound informally and refused to take on its share of the national debt, according to...

Cameron Humiliated Over 'Baseless' Claim That Migrants Took Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron "significantly misrepresented" official statistics to "baselessly" claim that foreign workers had taken most new jobs in Britain, the pr...

Dave Caught Out Over 'Myth' That Foreign Workers Take Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been rebuked by the government's statistics watchdog for claiming that foreign workers take "most new jobs" in Britain. The Prime...

MPs Fear Salmond's Independence Plans Could Hurt Businesses

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish businesses could be left facing an uncertain future in Europe in the event of independence, MPs have warned. Independence would create an ...

'Independence Would Be Disastrous For Scotland's Banks'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

The creation of an informal currency union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK means Scottish banks could not be sure they would be...

The Benefits of Attracting High-Skilled Migrants

Dr Anna Rosso | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Anna Rosso

Cultural differences do play a role in shaping migration, yet it is of lower importance for those migrants at top of the educational attainments. Migration policies should therefore strongly consider selection on migrant skills as a top priority, but above all easing the avenues through which talents are allowed in the country.

Cameron's Migration Cap Would Leave You Poorer And Taxes Higher

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's pledge to reduce net migration down to the "tens of thousands" every year would, if successful, leave Britons poorer and forced to pay...

Recession May Be Over - Here's 9 Awkward Facts Osborne Would Prefer You Forget

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is set to get a massive political boost as new figures suggest that the economy is nearly back to where it was in 2008, showing a full ...

Cameron 'Should Get The Facts Right' On Welfare Reform

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's claim that the number of households without work doubled under the last Labour government has been disproved by the official figures. ...

What Could Derail The Economic Recovery?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Politics

The UK economy will return to its pre-recession peak within months but "abysmal" productivity levels could throw the recovery off track, according to ...

The Liberal Democrats' Euro Election 2014 Manifesto - the truth, but not as they will tell it

Janice Atkinson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

Have you noticed how Cleggie's rhetoric has upscaled the immigration debate - Finnish engineers and Dutch accountants will not be able to come to Britain - why on earth not? The City of London will grind to a halt and the NHS will collapse if we left the EU.

New Research on Skilled Migration Sheds Light Within an Overheated Debate

Heather Rolfe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

Employers across the four sectors of pharmaceuticals, IT, higher education and finance said they recruited skilled migrants where the supply of skills from within the UK is inadequate, to recruit high level skills which are in short supply world-wide and to complement the skills of non-migrants. This was at odds with the perceptions of focus group participants drawn from the general public...

Is Our Immigration Policy Ensuring that Britain's Got Talent?

Heather Rolfe | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

Earlier this year, in a landmark speech on migration, David Cameron stated: 'We want the brightest and best innovators and entrepreneurs to choose Britain as the best place to start their next businesses'... How well is this route working?

Chancellor Should Heed IMF Advice and Increase Infrastructure Spending Now

Duncan Weldon | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Politics
Duncan Weldon

In most circumstances today's IMF report would be taken as a pretty damning indictment of the state of the economy and our prospects for recovery. However, because the IMF has stopped short of openly calling for a "plan B" the Chancellor's allies appear to be classifying this as a victory.

IDS Accused Of 'Misrepresenting' Benefit Stats

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Politics

The work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has been accused of "misrepresenting" statistics on welfare to falsely praise the the effects of the...

When It Comes to Migration, There Are No Winners in the Numbers Game

Heather Rolfe | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics
Heather Rolfe

The UK is not a favoured destination for Romanians and Bulgarians, with Spain, Italy and Germany more attractive to prospective migrants. However, there is still considerable uncertainty, since migration is highly dependent on economic, political and social factors in sending and potential host countries.

The Autumn Statement and the OBR's Forecasts: Recovery Postponed, Again

Jonathan Portes | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jonathan Portes

Just as talk about a "double-dip recession" after the unusually bad second quarter growth figures was overdone, so was the euphoria about Britain "sur...

Could GDP Shrink By 0.5% This Year?

PA | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

Britain's GDP will shrink by 0.5% in 2012, a leading economic thinktank forecast today in one of the gloomiest assessments yet of the state of the eco...

The UK Economy Has A 50% Chance Of Recession, Says Think Tank

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK

The UK economy will grow slower in 2012 than it did this year, according to a new report from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research ...

Rising Immigration 'Driven By Policy, Not The Economy'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK

Government policy, not the economy, is the overwhelming driver of immigration to the UK, according to research. Changes to the UK's immigration pol...