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
Britain can be a global hub for peer to peer markets.
Andrew Tyrie MP urges the government to finally answer the West Lothian Question.
Leading economist Keith Boyfield, together with top public lawyer Daniel Greenberg, propose a simple solution to Britain’s planning problem.
If Britain’s employment success is to continue, politicians of all stripes must learn from Germany’s successful labour market reforms.
In the wake of a further expected rise in NHS costs, Jesse Norman MP and Museji Takolia propose an innovative solution to curbing misuse.
At the beginning of the year the Bank of England expected a return to real wage growth. The Governor of the Bank of England now forecasts that wages will grow in real terms by mid-2015. Is the BoE forecast reasonable?
Henry Cobbe and Alexandra Grant propose encouraging prospective students to build assets to fund their fees and living costs.
National Insurance Fund exhaustion could occur as soon as next year warns Michael Johnson.
Leading economist Tim Morgan warns against any sense of complacency over Britain’s economic future despite the recent encouraging trends.
Head of Economic Research, Adam Memon, estimates the potential cost to the UK economy of Labour’s tax policy proposals, if elected in the upcoming general election.
Leading economist Tim Morgan identifies three major risks in the event that the Scots vote “yes” to independence.
Michael Johnson suggests the Chancellor’s new ISAs do not go far enough to kick-start a savings culture.
Britain’s water resources are facing increasing pressures from rising demand.
Adam Memon calls for supply-side reforms to the patent process which will reduce the barriers to innovation.