It is not enough for Labour to assent to sound principles if it is not prepared to fight for them with conviction.
Inequality within the United Kingdom is growing - not just between people, but its constituent parts. The next government will have to do more to turn the tide.
To critics business rates are complex, unfair and produce perverse incentives - to others they offer the guarantee of stable and fixed costs. If reform is coming, what should it look like? The New Statesman brought some leading voices together to find out.
Companies must manage their own risks. Digital security can’t be an issue for the IT department alone: it’s an issue for the boardroom, too, writes Paymaster General Francis Maude.
If Ed Balls becomes chancellor, he will be one of the most experienced – and divisive – politicians ever to hold the job.
We are all alienated labour now.
The falling oil price may sound like a positive thing, but it follows a series of worrying events in global economics.
The Webb Trust essay prizewinner offers an answer.
If a government has to cut its spending, it is much better to tax the rich than starve the poor.
The retail giant was unstoppable – until this year. What happened?
Rather than reforming an unequal system that give priority to men, companies are just offering medical interventions that enable women to behave like men.
We talk to Guy Holden, vice-president and general manager of Global WorkPlace Solutions at Johnson Controls, EMEA, to find out whether businesses might benefit from this and how rapidly developing technology can enable greater flexibility of working.
The Apprentice is back for its 10th year. “You’re tired!” sums up the format, but dedicated viewers of the show won’t mind a bit.
Women now face worse gender pay discrimination during the second half of their careers.
Our understanding of empathy is pretty limited, but many figures are calling for change. Corporate culture is beginning to recognise the need to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
American banker J P Morgan argued that a company’s top brass should never earn more than 20 times what those at the bottom do. Such a ratio now sounds laughably idealistic.
A willingness to embrace change, integrate digital technologies – and most important of all – consult with the public: these are all key ingredients of a successful infrastructure project. The New Statesman speaks to Derek Holden of URS to find out more
The long-term benefits of an “infrastructure renaissance” will never be realised unless we tackle the engineering skills gap at classroom level.
Biz Stone clearly left some libertarian coding in Twitter’s DNA. Following Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, Twitter could proudly say that it had not co-operated.
After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters.
Diversity in substance, not just in appearance, brings benefits to boards.
In 1990 it launched as a single shop; this year it posted sales of almost a billion pounds. How did a budget store flogging cheap tat grow so huge?
David Willetts talks to the New Statesman and tech experts about the practicalities of smart cities pointing out that while “technophiles” get very excited, their proliferation represents an increased risk from cyber attack.”
City & Guilds, in partnership with the New Statesman, brought industry and academia together and asked, what one thing would you do to close the skills gap by 2025?
A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.
Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).
The decline since November 2013 was the largest 3 month fall since 1992.