Finally - a bill that could actually do something to regulate the payday lending industry
By Carl Packman - 11 July 15:41

Blomfield's private members' bill includes measures to set new rules around the affordability of loans, payday loan advertising, debt collection and payment, debt support, and penalties for companies who fail to comply with existing regulator guidance.

Talk is cheap: why the gap between rhetoric and reality in the coalition’s infrastructure policy matters
By Julian Morgan - 10 July 12:34

Ministers should not be under any illusion that public spending on high carbon projects offers a quick economic fix.

UK Central: the West Midlands sets an example for the rest of the country to follow
By Jerome Frost - 09 July 9:57

A holistic approach to infrastructure will encourage growth.

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Why has Labour deserted Keynesian economics when the case has never been stronger?
By Dom Boyle - 09 July 9:34

The Coalition’s continued austerity drive maintains its stranglehold on British growth.

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That Mark Carney effect in full
By Alex Hern - 04 July 12:21

The new Governor of the Bank of England makes sweeping changes.

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China: "please don't talk about our screwed-up banking system"
By Alex Hern - 03 July 14:51

Nobody panic. That's an order.

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Strong PMI figures indicate return to growth in Q2 2013
By Alex Hern - 03 July 11:56

Maybe things don't suck?

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TfL takes over services to Hertfordshire
By Alex Hern - 03 July 10:19

The franchise model is slowly dying in London.

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Punishing unemployed people doesn't help them find work
By Alex Hern - 02 July 13:17

A new study from the Boston fed looks at the effect of unemployment insurance, and finds it doesn't encourage unemployment.

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Our warming planet, set to music
By Alex Hern - 02 July 10:52

This is what climate change sounds like.

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To boost wages, alter the balance of power in offices
By Alex Hern - 01 July 16:02

Publishing income tax records could help predistribute wealth.

Why you should care about the student loan fire-sale, even if you aren't a student
By Alex Hern - 28 June 15:11

Danny Alexander is out to get the worst return for your investment he can.

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Will the spending round crush urban growth?
By Alexandra Jones - 28 June 13:50

Alexandra Jones welcomes funding for skills, but worries that grants to pay for councils and growth have been wiped out.

We're working more, but doing less: why GDP is so low
By Alex Hern - 28 June 11:20

Productivity is down year-on-year for the fourth quarter in a row.

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David Cameron hasn't spoken about climate change for three years. Time is running out
By Luciana Berger - 28 June 9:06

It’s time the Prime Minister broke his silence and did something before it’s too late, writes Luciana Berger MP.

Danny Alexander confirms: the student loan book will be privatised
By Alex Hern - 27 June 12:12

Off the book borrowing of the worst kind.

Osborne attacks people in tenuous employment
By Alex Hern - 26 June 15:21

Life on a zero-hour contract looks set to get much harder.

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The Spending Review Liveblog
By New Statesman - 26 June 12:00

Refresh for updates, read from the top down.

How the streaming-music boom is screwing over recording artists
By Alex Hern - 25 June 16:05

$0.000014 per song? Sign me up!

Crossrail prepares for renationalisation (by other countries)
By Alex Hern - 25 June 11:55

Over half of the bidders to run the new railway are foreign nationalised rail firms.

Scotland fixes stamp duty, the most broken tax in the nation
By Alex Hern - 25 June 10:34

Now when will the rest of Britain follow suit?

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Bitcoins seized by US government agency
By Alex Hern - 24 June 12:44

The DEA has seized $800 worth of Bitcoins in an unprecedented move.

This isn't the Great Recession, it's the Great Uncertainty
By Colin Hay and Tony Payne - 24 June 11:23

There's power in a name. But we have to get the right one.

A woman cycles past the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland
The central bankers' central bank: a new banking crisis?
By Alex Hern - 24 June 10:33

But should the BIS be listened to at all?

GM foods: it's all about the economics
By Alex Hern - 21 June 16:26

The real concern about GM is that it extends intellectual property protection into our fields.

Colonialism isn't the best answer to tax dodging
By Alex Hern - 19 June 17:15

Party like it's 1799.

Reading the G8 communique: did we win?
By Adrian Lovett - 19 June 11:48

When the difference between "for example" and "including" means the world.

The secret plan to raise the price of student finance hints the government wants to privatise loans
By Alex Hern - 18 June 18:05

Deferred gratification is not this lot's strong point.

Who does early access to sensitive data really hurt?
By Alex Hern - 18 June 15:22

Masters of the Universe, or dummies?

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