GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters.
Falling wages show why the Tories aren't benefiting from the return of growth
By George Eaton - 13 August 10:32

GDP may be rising, but wage growth is at its lowest level on record. There is no recovery for most voters. 

Could the UK’s next big export be urban development?
By Barbara Speed - 18 July 11:04

We already have a “future cities industry”, apparently.

Piketty’s theory—right or wrong—is largely unaffected by these results.
That big Financial Times story on errors in Piketty's data is overrated
By Danny Vinik - 26 May 19:17

Piketty’s theory – right or wrong – is largely unaffected by these results.

The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun.
UK economy grows by 0.8% - but how many are feeling it?
By George Eaton - 29 April 10:11

The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun. 

Would shorter working hours boost productivity? Photo: Getty.
Why we should all be working less
By Sophie McBain - 10 April 13:18

France has introduced a new law to prevent employees being asked to read work emails outside office hours. Would it help solve the UK's productivity problem if we followed suit?

Gender inequality is costing the global economy trillions of dollars a year
By Sophie McBain - 12 February 15:00

A UN report released today has found that progress made towards reducing poverty is at risk of being reversed because of widening inequality and a failure to strengthen women's rights.

Applauding the return to economic growth is like celebrating the release of an innocent prisoner
By Dom Boyle - 10 February 16:46

Nobody doubted a return to growth under austerity was possible - but all the evidence suggests it has been hampered by George Osborne's radically anti-stimulus position.

Will the MINT countries become the best place in the world to become a millionaire?
By Oliver Williams - 24 January 17:32

Economist Jim O'Neil has grouped Mexico, India, Nigeria and Turkey together as the economies most likely to explode over the next decade. But there are lessons to be learned from the BRICs - a rising tide does not lift all boats.

Larry Summers reminds Osborne that the UK economy is still smaller than before the crash
By George Eaton - 24 January 14:41

The former US treasury secretary points out to the Chancellor that while the US economy exceeded its pre-recession peak years ago, the UK is still catching up.

To tackle personal debt we need to tackle inequality first
By Duncan Exley - 20 November 16:38

An inequality test should be applied to all government policies to assess whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest.

Don't celebrate too soon, this recovery is dangerously unsustainable
By David Blanchflower - 06 November 16:41

The increase in growth has been driven by rising consumer debt and reverse austerity. Investment and wages remain stagnant.

George Osborne.
Five questions answered on the UK’s GDP growth
By Heidi Vella - 25 October 12:17

How is the economy fairing?

What Osborne won't admit: growth has increased because of slower cuts
By Jonathan Portes - 10 September 15:25

The Chancellor's claim that "the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed" is not supported by any of the available data.

Five things George Osborne doesn't want you to know about the economy
By George Eaton - 25 July 12:45

Including, this is still the slowest recovery for 100 years, the economy is 3.3% smaller and unemployment hasn't fallen for six months.

Leader: Don’t bet the bank on Mark Carney
By New Statesman - 14 June 11:32

Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.

If we’re past the worst, then no one thought to tell consumers

British households have become more, not less, concerned over the last five years.

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.

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.

PMI week: UK headed for slight growth in Q1 2013
By Alex Hern - 04 April 10:42

Services sector saves the day.

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.

2012 GDP growth revised upwards by 0.3 per cent
By Alex Hern - 27 February 9:53

Stagnation continues.

Stop focusing on triple dips. Anaemic growth is just as bad
By Alex Hern - 26 February 11:14

Welcome to stagnation. It's not a nice place to be.

It's a (sigh) Valentine's Day massacre
By Alex Hern - 14 February 13:44

GDP down worldwide.

The challenges facing Mark Carney at the Bank of England
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 15:38

The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.

The OBR needs to get it right on productivity
By Jim Taylor - 07 February 11:38

If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.

The Economist endorses NGDP targeting. Well, sort of…
By Alex Hern - 01 February 17:32

The Economist endorses a bit of NGDP targeting, for a bit, in a bit.

Austerity's definitely happened. The question is how much damage it's done
By Alex Hern - 28 January 13:36

The fact that austerity has failed does not mean no-one tried to implement it.

Boris Johnson: Drop the hair shirt approach, George Osborne
By Helen Lewis - 26 January 9:54

In the wake of the negative GDP figures, the London mayor joins the chorus of voices questioning austerity.

New Statesman
ONS: GDP down by 0.3% in Q4 2012
By Alex Hern - 25 January 9:30

Estimates present problems for the government.

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