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Budget 2013: liveblog
By Alex Hern - 20 March 12:00

Join us as we cover George Osborne's fourth budget in office. Scroll to the bottom for the latest.

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How the EU got me a free iPhone
By Jon Worth - 20 March 10:28

Knowing EU law is more useful than it seems, as Jon Worth found out.

Unemployment rises slightly in the run-up to the budget
By Alex Hern - 20 March 10:01

Youth unemployment rises rapidly.

The catch-22 holding back Britain’s youth
By Valerie Todd - 19 March 15:41

Our young people need businesses to take a fresh look at them – and at work experience, writes Crossrail's Valerie Todd.

The budget: déjà vu all over again
By Tim Morgan - 19 March 14:29

Prepare for a rush to the calculators, writes Tullett Prebon's Tim Morgan.

Not all infrastructure is created equal
By Alastair Harper - 19 March 11:58

The real value of the projects we should be starting now will be measured over decades.

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Cyprus counterintuition part two: "Britain's next"
By Alex Hern - 19 March 11:14

Are we heading down the same road?

Inflation up by 0.1 percentage point, real wages down by 1%
By Alex Hern - 19 March 10:05

RPI sent out to the great big spreadsheet in the sky.

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Cyprus isn't something happening "over there"
By Petros Fassoulas - 18 March 13:31

Europe – and that includes Britain – is unavoidably connected.

11 EU countries are about to implement an FTT: the UK should make it 12
By Tony Dolphin - 18 March 13:04

The Overton window is shifting, and now might be the time for an FTT.

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When the speculators flee, what will be left of Bitcoin?
By Alex Hern - 18 March 12:41

The underlying currency might not work without the inflated prices.

George Osborne must ignore the siren calls – and take steps to raise potential growth
By Ryan Bourne - 18 March 10:46

The CPS' Ryan Bourne gives its hitlist for the 2013 budget.

Cyprus: everything you need to know
By Alex Hern - 18 March 9:38

The tax, the Russians, the insurance, the surprise, and the future.

Gen Y actually might be poorer than their parents
By Alex Hern - 15 March 17:02

More spending and less saving means no increase in wealth for the young in 25 years.

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How do you campaign against austerity?
By Alex Hern - 15 March 13:56

It's not the economics, stupid.

Budget 2013: Osborne does it best when he does nothing at all
By Richard Cree - 15 March 10:21

“The last thing we need is more tinkering”.

Bitcoin: this is what a bubble looks like
By Alex Hern - 14 March 17:00

Not if, but when, the bubble will burst.

Will the Sparks light up SME lending?
By Alex Hern - 14 March 12:25

Ed Miliband is a man with a plan.

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Nigel Farage is a monetary dove
By Alex Hern - 13 March 14:44

The Ukip leader has come out in favour of changing the Bank of England's inflation target.

What is stagflation?
By Alex Hern - 13 March 11:17

We ought to fear the "Spectre of stagflation", says the <em>FT</em>.

A council tax isn't a wealth tax
By Alex Hern - 12 March 16:58

How should the government settle the inequalities in property wealth?

Focus on a "triple dip" misses the point
By Duncan Weldon - 12 March 14:30

The economy is stuck and without a change in government policy the slump is set to continue, writes the TUC's Duncan Weldon.

Where next for back-to-work support?
By Caroline Davey - 12 March 10:34

Into work support from the work programme and job centre is not delivering for single parents, or for the tax payer.

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The short future of Abenomics
By Alex Hern - 11 March 18:24

Japan's maverick PM might not have his heart in the game.

BIS and OFT hint at cosmestic changes to payday loan regulations
By Carl Packman - 11 March 13:21

Some positive, but largely symbolic, news.

The RBS privatisation is set to be Osborne's version of selling off the gold
By VMC Rosario - 11 March 12:49

There needs to be pressure on Osborne to state what success looks like in respect to the £37 billion investment the Government made in two banks, writes VMC Rosario.

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Self-defeating austerity: the false economy of Cameron's Britain
By Jonathan Portes - 11 March 11:53

NIESR's Jonathan Portes examines Cameron's statement of "fact".

The OBR rebukes Cameron for claiming that austerity has not hit growth
By George Eaton - 08 March 15:28

"Tax increases and spending cuts reduce economic growth", Office for Budget Responsibility head tells Cameron in letter.

How housing traps people in unemployment
By Rebecca Tunstall - 08 March 12:07

If we're to move away from using housing benefit to prop up a dysfunctional housing market, we desperately need to think much more carefully about rent levels and wages, writes Rebecca Tunstall.