The chancellor went on the Today programme this morning to trumpet his success in getting seven government departments to agree on their budgets for 2015-16 as part of the Spending Review that he will announce on 26 June. It is reported that they have all agreed to cuts of between 8 and 10 per cent.
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TweetTony Dolphin is the chief economist at the IPPR and a regular contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman. During the autumn statement last month, George Osborne claimed that the UK economy was slowly on the mend; however, the latest data indicates the opposite may be true, despite the economic expansion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2012. It is looking […]
IPPR’s Tony Dolphin offers his outlook for 2013 and damns the lack of vision on the part of the coalition’s economic plan for the year ahead.
Ahead of Wednesday’s autumn statement, IPPR chief economist Tony Dolphin argues now is the time for chancellor George Osborne to change his fiscal rules.
The UK is out of the double-dip recession, which is good news – but it’s far too early to for the government to think we’re out of the woods.
Not increasing benefits by 2.2 per cent in April next year would be wrong and more evidence we are most definitely not all in it together, writes Tony Dolphin.
Tony Dolphin examines the small amount of comfort which George Osborne can take from the recent borrowing figures.
The following is an edited version of a chapter from IPPR’s forthcoming book, “Complex New World: Translating new economic thinking into public policy”.
The latest monthly data suggest there will be a further fall in real GDP in the second quarter of this year
The government’s rejection of stimulus measures to promote growth has left the British economy static, with declining growth and increasing inflation.