UK Recession

How To Beat Inflation: Three Steps To Make Your Money Go Further

Thomas Church | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

Inflation has hit a record high, but can you beat it? Inflation is now over 2.7% and people are feeling the pinch. Some are even whispering the word...

5 Steps To Recession-Proof Your Money

Thomas Church | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK
Thomas Church

In the money blogger and personal finance world, a scary word beginning with "R" is popping up more and more: Recession. It starts with a whisper, g...

Death Of The British High Street

Laura Krippner | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Laura Krippner

My shop is in a small shopping arcade. It's difficult to find because the address has a street name but there's no street sign. Instead there's a signpost at the entrance directing people to a Police Station which is no longer there.

To Achieve A Successful Brexit Britain Must Be Fully Open For Business

Grant Shapps | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Grant Shapps

If there is one thing that all businesses crave it is certainty. Yet, Brexit unavoidably generates uncertainty. And whilst Theresa May rightly says it's our job to make a success of leaving the EU, this will be far easier to achieve and much more prosperous to experience, if we send an unequivocal message that Britain remains fully open for business.

The Irony: Only Now Does Britain Have a Real Say in Europe's Future

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

After the shock of the break-up, the reasons we took the decision will sink in and that is what will remain. A Texan I work with greeted me Monday morning with 'You guys are free!', not as a celebration but a knowing statement of fact that was true last week as much as this. We are free, and that is the ultimate guarantee of peace and growth. Now, can the pound go up please?

How Can We Avoid the UK's Next Recession?

John Mills | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Mills

The recent budget again shone the spotlight on the UK's precarious economic position. Despite years of austerity, public spending cuts, Quantitative Easing and some limited stimulating activity such as taking the lowest paid out of tax, the country is still in grave danger of falling back into recession. But we're not alone. The global economic outlook is poor. And western countries have hardly recovered from the last great recession.

Things Can Only Get Better. Don't Count on it

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

My reluctant bet is that by the end of 2016 the UK will be slipping back into at least a severe slowdown. I hope to lose.

Male Suicide Rise Linked To The Recession

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

The recession played a part in causing a rise in suicides among men, a new report has revealed. Before the 2008 financial crash hit, male suicide r...

Leaving Was Never My Proud

Deirdre Collins | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

Traveling is exciting but not when it's forced upon you. Slowly things began to change, in trickles at first and suddenly a large proportion of my peers had moved abroad, some to the UK others Canada, Australia and it seems everywhere in between.

Should Britain Have Joined the Euro?

Sarah Willis | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Willis

We should look to the biggest economic of recent events to find our answer. The 2008 crash and following recession is still shaping the economic situation across Europe. The Euro is struggling against the sterling, so does that mean we made the right choice?

Latest Income Figures Are Very Depressing If You're Under 30...

PA | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

Average household incomes are back to the levels they were at before the financial downturn struck, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found, ...

What a Load of Balls

Eugene Smith | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eugene Smith

After all, the more pertinent issue to consider when deciding who to vote for should be the government's record, and not - as the media sees fit to imply - the aesthetics of the opposition leader's consumption of bacon f***ing sandwiches.

More Needs to Be Done to Boost UK Exports

Tony Dolphin | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Dolphin

An industrial strategy that focuses on clusters would be a strategic departure from the approach of much of the last three decades, when growth has been promoted through mainly sector-neutral horizontal policies. But without a shift of this nature, there is little prospect of the export revival that the Chancellor was hoping for when he set his target, and little hope of a rebalancing of the economy.

Traditional Right-of-Centre Economics Will Not Turn the Tide of Stagnating Wages and Rising Inequality

Ed Balls | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Balls

Delivering stronger economic growth and sustained rises in living standards for all working people is the economic policy challenge for our generation. A new progressive policy agenda is needed to achieve this. And it won't come by either turning our backs on the world economy, or hoping that traditional right-of-centre economics - laissez-faire, trickle-down, deregulation - is going to turn the tide of stagnating wages and rising inequality. That's the conclusion of the Commission on Inclusive Prosperity, which I have co-chaired with former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and reports today.

Are We Still a Super Power?

Clive Norman | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Clive Norman

If we are then what are the benefits for us as a people of this Superpower? We are told that we benefit from trade deals here and there. But what is the reality? Are we as a population kidding ourselves that we are still a world power? Or is it more of an egotistical and superior belief that we are better than others who are not 'world powers'?

Cameron's G20 Reflections Don't Make For Cheery Reading

Press Association | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK

David Cameron warned a fresh global economic disaster could be looming as Ebola, conflict in the Middle East and Russia's interventions in Ukraine thr...

Angry C4 Economics Editor Gives Refreshingly Brutal Rant About The Banks

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Sick and tired of dodgy bankers getting away with screwing up the economy for the rest of us? So is Channel 4 News' economics editor, who has been ref...

Book Review: Tim Congdon's 'Money in a Free Society'

Joe Storey | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

Long a monetarist advocate, Tim Congdon's distinguished career involved roles in the City of London and as a key advisor to the Thatcher government. To this day, Money in a Free Society remains one of the only critiques of the financial crisis from a monetarist standpoint.

UK Housing: Making the Long Journey Home

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

When the recession hit, it wiped out livelihoods and decimated entire markets. In the face of a global slump, Britain's housing sector was no exception; buyers couldn't afford to buy and builders couldn't afford to build. Over the course of several years, the pace of the property market dropped from jet stream to tumbleweed and the UK was left with an increasingly problematic housing deficit.

Working For Yourself? The Recession May Have Hit You Hardest

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

Self-employed Britons have been worst hit by the recession, as their income has fallen by £2,000 on average, according to analysis published by Labou...

GDP Figures: How the Economy Recovered Should Be Cause for Caution

Spencer Thompson | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Friday's preliminary GDP estimate for the second quarter of 2014 shows an economy growing at 0.8% a quarter, and recovering it's pre-recession level of output. It would be wrong to take this as a sign of 'business-as-usual' however, when fundamental problems with the UK economy remain.

Why the Tories Have to Go in 2015

Bradley Allsop | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

The Tory government have the audacity to parade their poisonous set of policies as a panacea, when really it is just towing the line of a proven disastrous dogma - neo-liberalism... If the Tories win the next election - there will be another recession, and inequality will get worse.

Living Below the Line

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Myself and my regional team are joining thousands of people across the world by taking part in the Live Below the Line Challenge. For 5 days, we will be living on £1 a day for food and drink, with the aim of raising funds for Oxfam, to help improve the lives of the world's poorest, at home and abroad...

Is the Next Generation Doomed?

John Coldicutt | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
John Coldicutt

Unemployment is always at the heart of the news agenda and last month people began eulogising over a five year low of 2.2 million in the UK. This is of course great news, the more people we have in employment, the more stable our economy is and this can only drive further growth...

Switching off the Power to Keep the Lights Switched On

Peter Rolton | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

Successive governments have categorically failed to listen to the warning signs vocalised by the very industry whose co-operation they're now relying on to prevent blackouts, an industry that has watched with increasing anxiety as spare capacity drops ever closer to zero...