London is set to see the highest growth in households, but only around 5% of new builds were in this area.
The public recognises what too many politicians do not; that a mass Macmillan-style programme of housebuilding is the only solution to the housing crisis.
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 Bank is still underestimating the strength of the recovery - and its latest report, puzzlingly, contained large changes to its expectations for both unemployment and inflation.
The increase in growth has been driven by rising consumer debt and reverse austerity. Investment and wages remain stagnant.
Unless we can reverse this financialisation and create a healthier basis for growth, the prospects for working people look grim.
According to research released this month by Morgan Stanley, global wine production is decreasing, but we’re guzzling more and more of the stuff.
It's hard to believe in the economy's so-called recovery when 2.5m remain unemployed and 1.5m are stuck in part-time jobs because they can't find full-time work. So how do we get growth beyond the Square Mile?
Last year, there were more than 700,000 homes in England standing empty. Finally, something is being done about it.
Advocates of HFT argue that it provides additional liquidity and so narrows the gap between buying and selling prices. Yet when market conditions turn adverse, HFT firms can switch off their robo-traders and then liquidity vanishes – as we saw in the “fla
Yellen is a distinguished academic, especially known for her work on unemployment. She has even written about out-of-wedlock child-rearing, gang behaviour and the brain drain; she cares about the real world and her work involves careful analysis of behavi
House prices in London continue to rise far too quickly, with the effect of steadily reducing the quality of "average" housing.
One major part of the scheme, hurriedly brought forward by three months in an attempt to counter Labour’s populist announcements, is potentially toxic.
An economist argues that the US needs to start looking at inequality (as, indeed, do other developed economies) in a more dispassionate and analytical way.
The recent summary of the United Nations report on climate change, published on 27 September, only re-emphasised the urgency of the world taking action on emissions.
There is a vast range of stuff involving taxpayers’ money that taxpayers aren’t actually allowed to know. Why?
Mr Miliband has reminded us again of his talents as a rhetorician but it is his party’s conduct in the next year that will determine whether he is rewarded with the chance to serve.
"Life is already extremely limited for me, but with the pressure of the Work Programme, I've just felt a lot more hopeless – about either getting a job or just feeling happy and well again."
The recovery of the British economy, which started under Labour, was aborted in 2010.
Whatever the answer, we need a population policy.
Can the left learn from the right?
Hugh Loebner is offering researchers $100,000 to develop a computer that thinks like a human. But is that really the best use of artificial intelligence?
Vicky Pryce on UKIP's respectable friends and Prisonomics.
Our working week is a relic of another time when women were expected to stay in the home. We have to change that.
Policy-makers in London and South Korea want to crack down on fried chicken shops, but for two very different reasons
The sale will reduce HM Treasury’s shareholding in the banking group to 32.7 per cent.
James Leigh-Pemberton will be the fourth boss of the financial body since 2009.
Five years after Lehman Brother's collapse, one group has fared spectacularly well: the richest 1 per cent. The world's superpower is now worryingly dependent on the financial fortunes of just 1.35m taxpayers. But where in the world is inequality the grea
The Bank of England governor tells MPs what George Osborne doesn't want you to hear.
In defiance of 96% of Royal Mail workers, ministers hope to complete the sell-off in advance of a nationwide strike.