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Blogs by William Sternberg

  • Underemployment in the UK

    Underemployment in the UK

    | Employment
    At 5.5%, the UK has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe. However, this apparent success is masking the prevalence of underemployment in the UK economy. Underemployed workers can be seen as those individuals who have a job (thus not unemployed) but are being underutilised. The Office of National ...
  • The UK must not miss out on Brazil

    The UK must not miss out on Brazil

    | Trade
    Almost 200 years ago the UK first established diplomatic relations with Brazil. Since then, we have seen a considerable rise in Brazil’s economic power and its GDP (PPP) is now greater than that of the UK. It is likely that Brazil’s economic and global influence will continue to grow and ...
  • Why we need to improve economic ties with China

    Why we need to improve economic ties with China

    | China
    Even with the recent news about China’s slowing economy causing volatile markets worldwide, with a population of 1.3bn and the largest economy in the world by GDP (PPP), there can be no doubt that China has the potential to be an even more important trade, tourism, investment and economic partner ...
  • London needs more than this Night Tube

    London needs more than this Night Tube

    | Public Services
    This autumn, despite further delays announced today, we should have our promised Night Tube which will be running on five major lines throughout Friday and Saturday nights. Immediately there should be benefits; TfL’s analysis suggests that the Night Tube will create 1,965 new jobs adding £360m to the economy over ...