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
Fully functioning, the pensions dashboard could become the ultimate disruptor of incumbent industry providers, but merely providing information will not embed the dashboard into the consciousness of the general public.
Lord Saatchi sets out a bold alternative to the two dismal options of Remain and Leave.
Opportunities and risks come with both staying and leaving the EU. Politicians have handed the electorate a tough job. Read Andrew Tyrie's well thought-out reasoning behind his decision to vote Remain in the June 23rd referendum.
The OECD forecasts that the UK's GDP is expected to surpass Germany in the mid 2030s.
Greeceâ€™s latest round of fiscal consolidation will hamper economic growth. Unless a package of targeted reforms that is aimed at improving competitiveness comes forward, the Greek economy will be destroyed.
Britain must build more houses. Last year, only 136,000 homes were completed in England. But 250,000 new homes a year are required if the Government is to meet its targets of 1 million new homes by 2020.
The UK pensions and savings arena must be simplified in order to secure Britain's long term savings future. We could gravitate to a purely TEE framework, which would require the accommodation of today's EET-based defined benefit (DB) schemes.
John Chown explains how the Government can fairly and efficiently sell the remaining bank shares without losing millions of pounds in the process.
Stringent labour laws are causing Franceâ€™s labour market to underperform compared to European competitors â€“ reform is now desperately needed.
Michael Johnson urges the government to introduce a Workplace ISA to complement the recently announced Lifetime ISA. Auto-enrolment's reach should then be expanded, and both the Lifetime and Workplace ISAs included within its legislative embrace.
Ahead of the London mayoral elections both Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith have pledged to boost housing supply. However, it is likely that building over the next four years will fall far short of the 50,000 new homes needed annually in the Capital.
The length of new Bills and the number of clauses they include is becoming so great that Parliament is unable to properly scrutinise them.
The final incomes of the poorest households have â€“ despite or because of the tax and benefit reforms â€“ grown faster than the richest.
The introduction of the Lifetime ISA, as first proposed by the CPS, is a triumph for savers. However the Government must now act to ensure that the full benefits of the new pensions product can be realised.