Economic growth

The UK economy is now growing faster than the Eurozone. Isn’t this good news?

10 August 2018 12:52

Maybe I should really give it a few more hours, but I can’t help noticing the lack of headlines this…

What to expect from Owen Paterson’s think-tank launch?

3 November 2014 15:29

Whatever could Owen Paterson be up to? The sacked Environment Secretary gave a punchy speech a few weeks back on…

Ed Miliband’s windfall tax on tobacco to fund the NHS is economically illiterate

20 October 2014 13:13

The ‘windfall tax’, a concept introduced in the UK by the Blair government, is by definition a one-off seizure of…

Economic growth starts in the classroom

16 May 2014 11:03

If you want to meet the business leaders of the future, visit a school. The children in classrooms today are…

Today’s GDP growth figure could mean a political dividend for the Tories

29 April 2014 10:52

Today’s GDP figures are another sign that the recovery is strengthening. The 0.8 per cent growth in the first quarter…

Forget the MINTs, the next economic success story will be in the BALLS

11 January 2014 10:21

Jim O’Neill, the Mancunian former chief economist of Goldman Sachs in London, commands attention whenever he speaks and has a…

Will David Cameron be sticking his finger up at Ed Balls after the latest service sector figures?

3 October 2013 18:32

Yesterday David Cameron told the Tory conference that he had a new gesture for Ed Balls – a finger pointing…

David Willetts looks back to the future for economic growth

24 January 2013 20:49

Can science and technology become the backbone of the British economy? David Willetts thinks so — he’s set out eight…