The British economy is beset by poor productivity - and it is about to start putting a real squeeze on growth. Its effects have been cushioned by high employment, but with few workers left to add to the Labour market, the only way to boost GDP is to improve productivity. With his deficit target under threat from productivity downgrades, the Budget represents the Chancellor's best chance to tackle the problem.Read More
Rishi Sunak MP calls for the Government to back the creation of a new exchange for SME bonds aimed at everyday savers.
Many on the left of British politics celebrate Chavez's reforms and say Venezuela offers "a better way of doing things". This report shows that there is no excuse for Venezuela's defenders: the evidence is clear, the reforms were damaging
Proposals to help ordinary working families that won't break the bank for the Chancellor
The Bank of England must stop ‘depending on kindness of strangers’ to bolster the UK economy.
Daniel Mahoney and Tim Knox provide a detailed examination of the UK final Autumn Statement.
Brexit provides a new trade opportunity for Britain: the creation of Free Ports, writes Rishi Sunak MP.
The UKâ€™s strengths will mean that London continues to be Europeâ€™s leading financial services centre.
Scottish independence would entail significant economic risk. Scotlandâ€™s budget deficit is currently over three times higher than the UK average as a % of GDP.
The OECD forecasts that the UK's GDP is expected to surpass Germany in the mid 2030s.
John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares without losing millions of pounds in the process.
Which is the greater economic risk: an impending recession or missing borrowing forecasts?
Andreas Wesemann argues that the government must stop insuring bank deposits ï¿½ a practice that has only resulted in an increase in the probability and severity of banking crises.
There has been success in the UK in reducing unemployment and public sector share of economy since 2010. But the country's record current account deficit of 5.1% of GDP poses threat to its continuedeconomic recovery.
With the Spending Review looming, the Government should use the opportunity to implement further supply side reforms and deficit reduction measures to ensure that UK economic growth and labour market performance remain strong.