The shortfall from the sale of 4g broadband capacity means chancellor George Osborne will be under increasing pressure to make greater cuts.
The government’s rejection of stimulus measures to promote growth has left the British economy static, with declining growth and increasing inflation.
Alex Hern further questions the letter to the Telegraph supporting the scrapping of the 50p tax rate.
Alex Hern defends the 50p tax rate against the economic know-nothings who would cut it to ‘boost revenue’ (their own)
Cormac Hollingsworth writes on the embarrassment for the chancellor that is the British banks RBS and Lloyds having to go to Europe for a bailout
Alex Hern looks at how a chance change in the make-up of the Dow Jones would lead to a 2000 point difference, and asks what this tells us about economic decision-making
Alex Hern rebuts the FTs claim that the low growth the UK is experiencing is due to matters outside Osborne’s control.
Alex Hern uses George’s Marvellous Deficit Calculator to examine what the news of GDP contraction means for the government’s flagship deficit reduction program
Ann Pettifor looks to the economy in 2012, and is not hopeful about what she sees.
Alex Hern runs through the unemployment figures. Despite minor good news for Northern Ireland and the East of England, they remain grim.