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
Michael Johnson outlines some reforms to pensions and savings that political parties should consider while writing their General Election manifestos.
Corporation tax cuts have had a positive impact but Labour have threatened to reverse them
Grammar schools offer a chance to escape selection by house price.
The 2015 liberalisation of pensions was welcome but the risk management is needed.Michael Johnson proposes "auto-protection" at private pension age.
The Chancellor made the right decision not to splash the cash at the Spring Budget
Proposals to help ordinary working families that won't break the bank for the Chancellor
The UK manufacturing sector needs a supply side revolution if it is to continue to occupy a competitive position on the world stage. There is a continuing need for UK manufacturing, particularly in boosting productivity and exports.
Lord Saatchi presses for a Royal Commission into the future of the NHS
The growing dominance of BT in the spectrum market is leading to higher prices for customers. Ofcom needs to prioritise action.
CPS report sets out recommendations to meet the UK's urgent housing need.
Michael Johnson reports on the "Lost Decade" for the local government pension schemes that has seen costs skyrocket with no reward for savers.
The Bank of England must stop ‘depending on kindness of strangers’ to bolster the UK economy.
Over 30 years, extreme poverty has fallen from one in two to one in five in the developing world. Evidence shows that international trade rather than overseas aid has achieved this
Agricultural policy has huge potential for Britain, both in the negotiations before Brexit and benefits afterward.