Gavin Kelly is a former adviser to Downing Street and the Treasury. He tweets @GavinJKelly1.
George Osborne's predictions change every few months. So why does the media cover them like they're written in stone?
Kezia Dugdale's proposal rips up the traditional rules of politics - but you've got to admire her candour.
Gordon Brown’s saga was the right policy, disastrous politics, catastrophic timing. In contrast, George Osborne’s episode could be seen as the wrong policy, poor politics, but perfect timing.
The Tory leadership election could squeeze Labour out of the conversation, just like Blair and Brown did to the Tories.
It seems that working poverty is about to be made worse. Let’s hope that there is also some clear thinking about long-term improvements too.
Conventional wisdom holds that any delving into how employers utilise their workforce and pay their staff is off-limits, but ensuring pay progression could help improve social mobility in this country.
Average pay growth has been dragged down this year by important shifts in the workforce – but the underlying wage trend has turned marginally positive.
Even in these fragile political times, May 2015 may not be as unattractive an election to win as it first appears.
As we anticipate interest rates rising, how can the government help households in debt through the painful transition?
Across radically different economies, there are powerful, populist pushes for a higher wage floor.