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Spencer Thompson is economic analyst at IPPR
George Osborne and his team will already be looking ahead to the autumn statement.
Growth is still low - and productivity is part of the problem.
The British economy is even more vulnerable than it was in 2007.
The expected funding shortfall facing adult social care in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.
The Chancellor is in a tight spot, but expect his political wiles to be on full display, says Spencer Thompson.
Cameron's merry-go-round isn't as crazy as it sounds - and his attempts to fix it would deal real damage.
Britain's welfare bill can be reduced without eliminating the safety net - but not with a series of crude caps or freezes, explains Spencer Thompson.
The fundamental labour market problems behind the latest fall in unemployment.
As a strategy for tackling low pay, raising the personal allowance ran out of usefulness several years ago.