What the papers say: Britain’s booming economy and ‘whinging’ Whitehall

6 January 2017 8:24

The front page of the Times makes happy reading for the Government this morning with its news that Britain’s economy…

A post-Brexit slump? Here’s the good news about Britain’s economy you didn’t hear

4 January 2017 16:05

The rearguard Remain campaign is now living in a parallel universe. In the past 24 hours we have heard endless…

First Day Of Post-Christmas Retail Sales As Consumer Confidence Falls To Its Lowest Level Since July

A Brexit bust? No, the real danger lies in the debt-fuelled boom

1 January 2017 18:02

At the Westfield shopping centre in east London, the queues started at 2 a.m. on Christmas night. In Wrexham, people started…

Philip Hammond delivers a politically placid autumn statement

23 November 2016 15:11

Philip Hammond started his autumn statement to the House of Commons by saying his style would be rather different to…

Second Day Of The Annual Conservative Party Conference

What does Philip Hammond have planned for the autumn statement?

29 October 2016 10:05

The City and Westminster are waiting to see what Philip Hammond does in the autumn statement next month. I write…

GDP data shows strong growth in UK economy after Brexit vote. Who’d have thunk it?

27 October 2016 10:43

After the Brexit vote, the Financial Times summed up the general mood in the City by running a weekly doomometer,…

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Social investment is changing our economy

24 October 2016 11:59

Social investment is starting to transform the way that parts of our economy work. Social investments include loans and shares…

Nissan's Car Manufacturing Plant In Sunderland

Brexit relief as government insiders expect Nissan to announce it is building its new car in Sunderland

22 October 2016 11:35

Government insiders expect Nissan to announce that it is building the new Qashqai in Sunderland in the next week or…


Philip Hammond’s ‘sombre’ speech acknowledges the impact of Brexit on businesses

3 October 2016 16:07

Philip Hammond’s speech has had a mixed reaction from his MP colleagues, it is fair to say. A number have…


The Brexit bounce continues – ten forecasters up their predictions for 2016 growth

21 September 2016 12:49

The Brexit bounce continues. HM Treasury has today released forecasts of the economists it follows, as it does every month.…

Mark Carney’s referendum ‘uncertainty spike’ exposed as bluster

26 August 2016 12:02

In the runup to the referendum, we heard repeated warnings that, whatever the outcome of the actual vote, the damage…

David Cameron Meets Supporters After A Successful Night At The Polls
Conservative Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 1

Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…


Jonathan Hill’s resignation is an act of gross irresponsibility

25 June 2016 16:04

The UK’s EU Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has resigned today saying that he couldn’t carry on as ‘though nothing had happened.’ This strikes me…

The Prime Minister And Chancellor Join Forces For The Remain Campaign

A response to David Smith’s economic case for Remain

19 June 2016 13:09

When it comes to making economics understandable, no one does it better that David Smith of the Sunday Times*. Today,…

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Leave six points ahead in latest phone poll

16 June 2016 9:36

Fraser Nelson and Nick Cohen discuss The Spectator’s decision to back Brexit: The Ipsos MORI phone poll released this morning…

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Osborne’s dead cat Budget

15 June 2016 10:00

The In campaign believe that they win when the referendum debate is focused on the economy. So, today George Osborne…


Euro 2016 will be bad for the nerves but good for the economy

7 June 2016 11:14

Here we go again. As the nation prepares itself for the glory and the pain of Euro 2016, supermarkets and…

Boris Johnson Leads 48Hour Brexit Blitz Of Campaigning

Could the Vote Leave strategy work?

4 June 2016 10:31

The Leave campaign have had their best week of the campaign this week. After months of being battered by the Whitehall machine,…

The case for lowering taxes

3 June 2016 9:00

There’s a saying that when you tax something, you get less of it. Sometimes, this is a good thing. The…

Eurozone Debt Crisis - General Imagery

How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…

The Treasury dishes up more Brexit fearmongering. Will it work?

23 May 2016 7:58

It’s now exactly one month until the EU referendum and the Treasury has marked the moment with another economic warning…

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Brits are worried that the economy will tank – but still wouldn’t trust Labour with it

21 May 2016 10:03

Amid all the fun and games of the EU referendum campaign, the polls suggest that economic anxiety is growing, along with…

Is Brexit to blame for the GDP slowdown?

27 April 2016 15:08

Britain’s economic growth slowed in the first quarter of this year to 0.4 per cent, down from 0.6 per cent…

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Number 10 might be more confident than ever of EU referendum victory, but they’re still trying to load the debate dice

23 April 2016 10:00

Downing Street is more confident than it has ever been that the EU referendum will be won. It is not…