Strike or no strike, the Mayor of London needs more power
By Alexander Jan - 07 February 15:01

Greater fiscal freedom would allow the mayor to champion properly the interests of hard-pressed commuters and be held accountable for delivery.

Vince Cable.
Business is broken - and better communication is the way to fix it
By Christian Lanng - 12 December 15:31

New research reveals that over half of new businesses used personal credit cards to get off the ground - as lending to new SMEs tumbles by £400 million in a single month.

Yes.
What would an independent Scotland look like?
By Stewart Cowley - 05 December 11:32

I want to imagine that independence could be a success - but grubby, difficult questions about money, jobs and services are not going away.

Danny Alexander.
Five questions answered on the UK governments’ infrastructure plans
By Heidi Vella - 04 December 13:15

After Danny Alexander admitted to underspending on infrastructure over several decades, just how much do they expect to spend?

ECB.
The European Central Bank is worried about inflation - shouldn't we be too?
By Nick Beecroft - 12 November 12:20

A monetary union without fiscal union, combined with the aftermath of a credit splurge and then vicious retrenchment, was always going to create austere conditions and unemployment - the end of which is deflation.

Traders.
The Fed was just trying to keep a low profile
By Nick Beecroft - 04 November 12:53

Last Wednesday’s FOMC statement was a classic of the genre, but it won't stop the New Year’s renewed debate over government funding and the debt ceiling from hovering into view.

Britain’s economy is now beholden to big finance
The financialisation of everyday life must be confronted
By Costas Lapavitsas - 01 November 11:02

Unless we can reverse this financialisation and create a healthier basis for growth, the prospects for working people look grim.

New Statesman
Five questions answered on the Royal Mail sale
By Heidi Vella - 07 October 12:00

is it “short changing” tax payers?

New Statesman
The civil service is recruiting a load of tech-savvy grads
By Charlotte Jee - 07 October 11:21

"Technology and business" in the fast stream.

It's unaccountable corporations, not socialism and the state, that the public loathe
By James Bloodworth - 27 September 10:24

In whipping itself into a frenzy over Miliband’s plan to freeze energy prices, the right has turned a blind eye to mounting revulsion over private firms.

Sand rupee.
Out of the Eurozone frying pan: into the emerging markets fire
By Nick Beecroft - 23 August 14:19

Will current account deficits across Asia, should we worry about contagion to weak peripheral Eurozone countries?

5 questions answered on the fracking comments
By Heidi Vella - 12 August 11:55

According to Cameron,"fracking is safe."

“A jingoism about British jobs for British workers”
By Helen Roxburgh - 12 August 10:39

Norman Rose on the Tesco immigration scandal.

Bank of England.
Bank of England joins the "forward guidance" party
By Nick Beecroft - 08 August 16:32

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has announced that they will adopt "forward guidance" - a move which could prove psychologically self-defeating, or worse financially ruinous.

Train.
We need good infrastructure to get our regions working again
By Mark Walley - 05 August 16:04

Enterprise zones and beyond: good roads, high speed broadband and functioning transport hubs are essential to ensure prosperity for all.

New Statesman
Signs you've gone on holiday to a fascist dictatorship
By Stewart Cowley - 30 July 12:15

And what that means for the markets in Italy and Spain.

There's a new horizon in history: "panic time"
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 29 July 12:50

It's no longer enough to think of history moving in series of events. Thanks to the Great Uncertainty, we now have to look at the moments when time breaks down.

Can Danny Alexander get banks lending?
By Carl Packman - 25 July 14:12

Information isn't enough, writes Carl Packman. Financial institutions need to know about their obligations.

Memo to Cameron: immigrants aren't a "constant drain" on the UK - they're the reverse
By George Eaton - 24 July 9:15

The truth is that migrants contribute far more in taxes than they receive in benefits and services.

Clegg's Youth Contract flops as just 4,690 jobs are delivered
By George Eaton - 22 July 12:46

The wage subsidy scheme that Clegg promised would create 160,000 jobs delivered just 2.6% of that total in its first year.

New Statesman
Five questions answered on the crackdown on tax avoidance
By Heidi Vella - 19 July 17:45

G20 finance ministers make an announcement.

New Statesman
Balls and Cable sound the alarm over HS2. Who will U-turn first?
By George Eaton - 19 July 16:13

It is no longer unthinkable that one or both of Labour and the Lib Dems could go into the next election pledging to scrap the project.

Are the Tories tipping into anti-business rhetoric?
By Richard Cree - 19 July 11:05

The government announces more regulation business won't like.

Don't stop donating blood just because the government's sold the plasma service
By Alex Hern - 19 July 9:15

The company doesn't have anything to do with UK donor blood.

Right message, wrong time
By Nick Beecroft - 18 July 17:09

It's precisely the wrong moment for central bankers to say they’re unimpressed.

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