Tag Archives: Growth

Five signs the cost of living crisis is far from over

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Don’t believe the coalition hype. The so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ is far from over, writes James Bloodworth.

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Another Tory budget that does nothing for the north

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George Osborne still has no serious strategy for balanced growth.

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Budget 2014: GDP per capita will not return to previous peak until 2017

If we look at the small print of the OBR document (table 1.5), it actually says that GDP per capita is not expected to return to its pre-recession peak until 2017.

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London is important, but it can’t go it alone

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The UK is making schoolboy errors with its economic development policy.

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Consumer debt, another house price boom – what sort of recovery is this?

The chancellor has given up on any rebalancing of the economy and has fallen back on what can only lead, further down the line, to another crash.

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Graduates and growth

The future of young people and the British economy are intertwined and inseparable; however, the future of both is uncertain.

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Ed Balls has made a shrewd move, but Labour must go further

Ed Balls’ latest Guardian article is an interesting one.

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UK construction industry shrinks 10 per cent under coalition

The UK construction industry has shrunk by ten per cent under the coalition and construction output is now at its lowest level since 1998, according to new analysis by the TUC.

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A tale of two approaches to austerity

New data and projections from the OECD starkly portrays the differing approaches to austerity in the US and UK. The red line shows the US, the blue line shows the UK.

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The North needs more private sector jobs, not less in the public sector

While cuts are inevitable, there are ways to rebalance cuts towards those with the broadest shoulders. Public sector jobs are not the problem.

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