14 March 2012
As we close in on the Budget, most eyes are still fixed on the fate of the 50p tax rate. Ignore for a moment some of...
06 March 2012
On child benefit
19 February 2012
It remains a curiosity of today's political scene that a small and unpopular party bumping along on 7 to 10 per cent in...
09 February 2012
David Cameron has been in Stockholm this week, expressing his love for all things Nordic from economic openness, to...
25 January 2012
Another week, another terrible set of GDP figures, an IMF downgrade of the UK's growth prospects, and a new report...
18 January 2012
Tomorrow David Cameron will complete the beauty parade of party leaders offering their take on crony capitalism,...
08 January 2012
Following last week's media storm about the season's new East-end duo, Abbott and Glasman, the real business of...
16 December 2011
Low growth, high unemployment, deeper cuts, falling wages, and a further reduction in the living standards of working...
06 December 2011
Before there is any prospect of shaking the economic pessimism that has engulfed the country we need first to alight...
30 November 2011
When it comes to big political set pieces, like yesterday's Autumn Statement, the predictable somehow still manages to...
29 November 2011
Just in case you were under any doubt about where the burden of today's widely expected cuts to tax credits will fall,...
24 November 2011
If today's report proves correct then tomorrow Nick Clegg will announce a further blow for low-to-middle income...
21 November 2011
Catching US disease?
15 November 2011
You might think the one thing the world doesn't need right now is yet another instant history about the Labour years....
03 November 2011
The last week has produced a bumper crop of economic reports and statistics - resulting in a form of daily economic...