New Statesman
It’s time to act on food poverty
By Fiona Twycross - 25 April 17:20

Our aim must be to make the UK a Zero Hunger Country, writes Fiona Twycross AM.

Amazon lobbies to pay more tax in the US
By Alex Hern - 25 April 15:33

Yes, you read that right.

GDP grows by 0.3 per cent
By Alex Hern - 25 April 9:31

The ONS figures show stagnation is still the name of the game.

If you're under 45, you'll see climate change's effects in person
By Alex Hern - 24 April 13:39

We're still caught up in a 1980s mindset.

Krugman's uncanny accuracy shows why more eyes should be on Japan
By Alex Hern - 24 April 10:17

Abenomics is more that just a Japanese story.

Politics muddies the waters of Scotland and the pound
By Alex Hern - 23 April 16:46

It's simple, until it's not.

Revealed: why the deficit actually rose today
By George Eaton - 23 April 10:45

Strip out all special factors and total borrowing was £400m higher in 2012-13 than in the previous year.

Fitch agency downgrades UK credit rating from AAA to AA+
By Helen Lewis - 20 April 8:56

More trouble for "downgraded Chancellor" George Osborne.

Wanted: a Secretary of State for Infrastructure
By Alexander Jan - 19 April 15:13

After some neglect, the UK is ramping up investment in its economic infrastructure. A Minister for Infrastructure should now lead the charge, writes Alexander Jan.

Ireland imposes strict new limits on spending of debtors
By Alex Hern - 19 April 13:14

€247.04 a month for food.

EU cap-and-trade system left to die by EU parliament
By Alex Hern - 19 April 9:02

The ETS is dead, long live climate change.

New Statesman
Office of Rail Regulation: nationalised rail firm is most efficient in the country
By Alex Hern - 18 April 14:41

East Coast gets a net subsidy of just 1 per cent, ORR reports.

Unemployment up, real wages way down
By Alex Hern - 17 April 12:49

The squeeze is still very much in effect.

Statistic cited to defend austerity partially based on Excel error
By Alex Hern - 17 April 10:59

How bad did Reinhart and Rogoff get it?

Unemployment has risen by 70,000
By New Statesman - 17 April 9:45

Now at 2.56 million.

IMF: Britain should consider "flexibility" in Plan A
By Alex Hern - 16 April 16:10

"Consideration should be given to greater near-term flexibility in the fiscal adjustment path."

Former MPC member Posen: Forward guidance no substitute for policy
By Alex Hern - 16 April 14:43

This is not the hope you're looking for.

Social care for the elderly will be the first to go in the council cuts
By Joe Manning - 16 April 12:26

What could replace it? "Adopt-a-granny" schemes, or a National Care Service, maybe.

The risks of imprecision
By Alex Hern - 16 April 11:56

When being half-right can be worse than being wrong.

IDS cites "personal observations" to defend junk statistic
By Alex Hern - 15 April 14:33

"Three generations of worklessness": still not that common.

A picture taken on 11 June 1984 shows a tanker taking on oil in the North Sea.
Thatcher and North Sea oil – a failure to invest in Britain’s future
By Guy Lodge - 15 April 14:19

Had Thatcher been a truly visionary politician, she would have established a wealth fund for the oil windfall, not squandered it on tax cuts and current spending.

The plunging price of gold is an expression of hope by the markets
By Alex Hern - 15 April 11:12

Gold is the ultimate hedge against bad stuff. If people are selling it, maybe things aren't so bad.

Thatcher's economic legacy
By Ann Pettifor and Douglas Coe - 15 April 9:15

Margaret Thatcher's economic legacy was prompted by the 1976 Labour government's capitulation to the IMF – but she took it much further.

BOOM and bust.
What's bitcoin's future?
By Alex Hern - 12 April 16:09

A lot of booms and busts until it dies for good.

Labour peer and former transport secretary Andrew Adonis.
Adonis's review should galvanise the North East and its neighbours
By Ed Cox - 12 April 11:56

While the coalition dithers on its growth strategy, the Labour peer has set out precisely the rebalancing the nation needs to recover from the crash.

Watch the origin of money playing out in real-time in Cyprus
By Alex Hern - 10 April 16:11

Credit-backed money could be passed around the nation after the implementation of capital controls.