By George Eaton - 26 July 09:13
The Chancellor boasts in his Times piece that disposable incomes have risen but in the first quarter of this year they fell at the fastest rate since 1987.
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.
By David Blanchflower - 25 July 08:29
Maybe Oborne didn’t notice that the whole basis for the Chancellor’s economic strategy – stemming from work by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff – has been shown to be ruined by spreadsheet errors.
By George Eaton - 22 July 09:09
With the return of the economy to growth, the shadow chancellor seeks to shift the terms of the debate in Labour's favour.
By George Eaton - 19 July 10:07
Despite no shortage of austerity, borrowing in June 2013 was £0.5bn higher than in the same month last year.
By George Eaton - 10 July 10:52
The gap between the rich and the poor has narrowed as real earnings have fallen but the coalition's welfare cuts mean it is set to widen from now on.
By Imogen Parker - 02 July 04:32
By neglecting the early years we risk having to spend more playing catch-up later on.
By Andrew Harrop - 01 July 10:22
Institutional reforms can reduce the extent to which short-term tactics trump long-term thinking.
By George Eaton - 29 June 10:46
Only six companies have enquired about the Chancellor's plan to allow workers to give up employment rights in return for shares.
By George Eaton - 27 June 08:58
"It was a re-announcement," the Chancellor concedes after the Spending Review figures show capital investment is still being cut.