Total 8 Posts
Why UK inflation is so high compared to the EU and US, and what to do about it5 min read
UK inflation has been stubbornly high, and interest rate hikes have not yet brought it in line with other advanced economies.
Why refusing public sector pay rises won’t help reduce inflation6 min read
Recent price rises are not due to higher wages but supply-side issues, including the war in Ukraine, the COVID pandemic, and Brexit. All in all, the current government’s intransigence on public sector pay is based on both bad economics and bad politics.
The long-term effects of austerity last for generations4 min read
Public spending cuts and the soaring cost of living will not only affect people’s lives now but could trickle down through generations.
Liz Truss: Are the Conservatives facing an electoral meltdown?5 min read
A quick look back at the history books might have deterred PM Liz Truss from her extreme actions.
These two daunting challenges sit right at the top of the new prime minister’s in-tray4 min read
British households want answers from their new leader as they look at their soaring energy bills, but it is hard to see Liz Truss winning huge support from voters at the next election considering her views on economic issues.
Tory leadership race: Will Liz Truss’s tax cut proposals win her votes?5 min read
The likely next prime minister is focusing on tax cuts to solve inflation. There are indeed votes to be won by focusing on taxes – but these are among Conservative party members, not the general public.
Inflation projections and the War in Ukraine.2 min read
In addition to the humanitarian catastrophe, the war in Ukraine has also triggered an inflation crisis affecting people worldwide.