The Osborne audit: what have we learned?
By Robert Skidelsky - 17 March 12:10

Ahead of this week’s budget, the economic historian Robert Skidelsky examines how four years of austerity have affected Britain.

Leonardo DiCaprio in the Wolf of Wall Street (Photo: Universal)
Far from the Wolf of Wall Street: how did young people become so risk averse?
By Alice Robb - 13 March 10:00

Today’s bankers have replaced the excesses of the 1980s with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.

Leader: After Cable’s intervention, the austerity consensus is crumbling
By New Statesman - 14 March 15:53

No longer can David Cameron plausibly claim, if he ever could, that "there is no alternative".

Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan on Europe
By Alex Hern - 15 August 9:23

Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.

If the coalition is committed to families, why are maternity services being cut?
By Heather McRobie - 24 July 8:37

The strain of austerity is beginning to show on maternal care provision.

Frances O'Grady: how to rebuild Britain
By Frances O'Grady - 11 July 14:34

Britain urgently needs a new economic settlement, argues Frances O’Grady of the TUC. That calls for a strong industrial policy, with brakes on the banks, revived collective bargaining and support for small business.

Stark fall in the UK trade deficit
By Helen Robb - 10 July 18:12

ONS data reveals increase in exports

Bob Diamond was not for ever – but the Barclays crisis is just the start
By David Blanchflower - 04 July 16:16

The Bank of England's deputy governor Paul Tucker is guilty of either complicity or incompetence.

New Statesman
Recession deniers, it’s time to face up to the grim reality of UK plc
By David Blanchflower - 02 May 15:19

The UK is in a double-dip recession. A few of us predicted it – an inevitable consequence of the coalition government’s suicidal economic policies – and I, for one, never failed to warn ministers, but to zero effect.

Surprise factory output fall
Economic recovery less clear as industry output falls
By Alice Gribbin - 05 April 11:10

Surprising new ONS figures show manufacturing predictions were overly optimistic.

New Statesman
Edward Heath U-turned. Will Osborne be forced to do the same?
By David Blanchflower - 03 April 13:57

Creating mayhem is unlikely to be a sustainable, long-run industrial relations strategy. The government already has troubles in the public sector with its cull of jobs – remember all that talk of the enemy?

New Statesman
On the edge
By Andrew Sissons - 01 April 10:52

If the UK is to turn its economy around, the two key factors will be exports and productivity.

United Kingdom: an overview
By New Statesman - 29 February 17:00

Despite suffering one of the deepest recessions in its history, the UK remains the third-largest economy in Europe and the sixth-largest in the world.

United Kingdom: unemployment
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:55

United Kingdom: inflation
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:47

United Kingdom: gross domestic product
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:43

United Kingdom: military expenditure (% of GDP)
By New Statesman - 29 February 16:39