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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
An inequality test should be applied to all government policies to assess whether they will increase the gap between the richest and the rest.
The increase in growth has been driven by rising consumer debt and reverse austerity. Investment and wages remain stagnant.
How is the economy fairing?
The Chancellor's claim that "the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed" is not supported by any of the available data.
Including, this is still the slowest recovery for 100 years, the economy is 3.3% smaller and unemployment hasn't fallen for six months.
Until the government marries monetary activism with fiscal activism, Britain will not have a recovery worthy of the name.
Felix Martin's "Real Money" column.
British households have become more, not less, concerned over the last five years.
The ONS figures show stagnation is still the name of the game.
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.
Services sector saves the day.
The economy is stuck and without a change in government policy the slump is set to continue, writes the TUC's Duncan Weldon.
Welcome to stagnation. It's not a nice place to be.
GDP down worldwide.
The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.
If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.
The Economist endorses a bit of NGDP targeting, for a bit, in a bit.
The fact that austerity has failed does not mean no-one tried to implement it.
In the wake of the negative GDP figures, the London mayor joins the chorus of voices questioning austerity.
Estimates present problems for the government.
Prepared for the worst.
Danger of a triple-dip recession as NIESR forecasts that the economy contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2012.
Expected to create 600,000 jobs.
Cities are where the biggest experiments can take place; look to them to see the future of the UK.