The Chancellor's new assumption that tax cuts significantly boost growth could result in a higher than expected deficit.
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?
It's not difficult to see that London is facing a house price bubble. It's harder to say when it might pop.
We are heading into a so-called “living standards election” – without accurate data on living standards. Different sides will be able to tell whatever story they want.
Most people want to “give their money away to someone whom they can trust will use it wisely to generate a income when they retire”.
We need to take the idea of a universal basic income seriously.
Ahead of this week’s budget, the economic historian Robert Skidelsky examines how four years of austerity have affected Britain.
An open letter to outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland.
For the majority of people, fair pay, flexible working patterns and genuine work-life balance remain an illusion.
Inflation alone will ensure that the allowance rises to over £11.3k and minimum wage workers will still be paying tax.
In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent
It’s no secret that, as far as the housing market goes, the millennial generation have been (and this is the technical term) royally screwed over.
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.
2013 was the year the world’s financial markets suddenly became interested in Japan again.
Making up the lost ground by 2020 would require the economy to grow at more than 5.5 per cent a year from now until then.
Rich people in other countries demand they be required to pay higher taxes more often than you might think. So why doesn't Britain have a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates, willing to pay a little bit more tax for everybody's benefit?
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.
Global inequality in numbers.
Is this trend set to continue?
Humans move beyond the strictures of “homo economicus” – we are more than economic entities.
Ministers have pledged to fund policies like the extension of free school meals and the freeze in fuel duty through extra revenue from reducing avoidance. But HMRC is struggling.
Adam Smith or David Hume were no slouches when it came to economics but on the subject of monetary policy, the palm goes not to those superstars of the Scottish Enlightenment but to a man born a generation before them and much less well known.
Rather than using the forecast structural surplus to pay down the national debt, the government should invest it in science, skills and childcare.
New research shows the cuts are biting deepest in the poorest areas in the north and Scotland, with worse to come.
Improvements to Tube are badly needed. Official projections show London’s population is growing by 2,000 every eight days. Getting more out of our existing infrastructure is essential to keeping London competitive and keeping its economy thriving.
Research by Bloomberg reveals the extent of the pay gap between executives and employees at 250 companies.
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.