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Not out of the woods yet

Turmoil in financial markets across the world has shone a spotlight on the vulnerability of the UK to external shocks. In recent years, the UK economy has performed strongly in comparison to other developed economies; net employment has increased by more than every other Eurozone country put together. However, despite this labour market success and sustained economic growth, external factors ranging from the slowdown in China to persistent Eurozone weakness endanger what is, so far, a fairly resilient domestic situation.

Alongside this, the UK faces two key challenges; eliminating the still large budget deficit and raising underlying productivity growth. The Chancellor should use the Spending Review on the 25th November not only to outline departmental spending cuts but also a series of measures which will contribute to improving the UK’s poor productivity performance. 

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Adam Memon & Tim Knox - Monday 21st September 2015

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Tim Knox was Director of the CPS from 2011-2017. Before he was Director, Tim was the Editor at the CPS - a position in which he was responsible for publishing papers by every Conservative leader since Mrs Thatcher as well as by hundreds of leading academics and opinion formers.