Tony Dolphin

In his March 2011 Budget, George Osborne promised a 'march of the makers': an economic recovery led by manufacturing industry boosting exports and investment spending. But companies have been reluctant to oblige, and as we look forward to 2014, a recovery built on this solid foundation seems increasingly unlikely.
Long-term unemployment is the "hidden crisis" of the slow economic recovery as the jobless total looks set to peak at 2.75
The UK faces a "long and difficult" path back to full employment, with up to two million new jobs needed to be created to