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
The Chancellor has ducked much needed major reforms, but he still has a few get out of jail free cards...
Which is the greater economic risk: an impending recession or missing borrowing forecasts?
The complexity of the tax code is increasing rapidly, doubling in length since 2005. The Government must introduce a new, simplified tax code for business.
The European Commissionâ€™s proposed Ports Services Regulation poses major risks to UKâ€™s currently competitive ports industry.
Despite significant progress under this government in retrieving the legacy of the failed IT projects it inherited, Britain still cannot be confident in the systems that currently secure its borders.
Leading analyst Michael Johnson summarises four potential scenarios for much needed pensions reform ahead of the March Budget.
UK broadband infrastructure is falling behind international competitors. BT's monopoly should be referred to the Competition & Markets Authority.
At Â£1000 per hour, the rates charged by top London corporate law firms are now so high they risk restricting access to justice.
The current low price of oil is unsustainable for oil producing nations. The government must act now to ensure shale gas can fill the UK energy gap.
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.
The Greek Pensions system is close to collapse: there are just 138 people in employment for 100 Greek pensioners – compared with 275 in the UK.
The failing LGPS (2014) must be overhauled and replaced with a new sustainable, defined contribution scheme: LGPS (2018).
Chronically mismanaged, the LGPS ultimately risks running out of cash to meet pensions in payment.
Over the last month the electoral interests of public figures have led to dither and delay on vital policy issues.