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Spain’s lost generation

2 July 2017 10:30

Spain’s recent economic expansion means little to young Spaniards. Many are angry with the country’s tirelessly corrupt politicians, and are…

It’s vital we act now to fix the ticking time bomb under our economy

24 June 2017 10:00

The UK economy is not in good shape. We invest a lower proportion of our GDP every year than almost…

Today’s GDP data reveals one thing: Mark Carney should have kept his cool after Brexit

25 May 2017 13:39

Inflation is rising. Real wages are stagnant, and GDP is being revised downwards, putting us down there with the likes…

Confirmed: UK economic growth accelerated after the Brexit vote

31 March 2017 12:04

All of the blank ink that the FT used on the day after the Brexit vote, all of those predictions…

The Bank of England is (slowly) overcoming its Brexophobia

2 February 2017 13:32

It has been clear for some time that the pre-referendum warnings made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney were…

Don’t listen to the ‘alternative facts’ being spewed out about Britain’s economy

26 January 2017 12:13

I don’t know about Donald Trump’s press conferences, but there are certainly enough ‘alternative facts’ being spewed out by the…

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…

The government’s latest growth forecast isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

23 November 2016 15:15

Facebook and Barack Obama have said they both want to tackle ‘fake news’ on the internet. The battle should start…

Today’s GDP figures show the ‘inevitable’ Brexit recession wasn’t so inevitable after all

27 October 2016 10:49

So now we know. The recession that we were told would be ‘inevitable’ if we voted to leave the EU…

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,…

The Treasury’s ‘Hard Brexit’ warning shows Project Fear isn’t over yet

11 October 2016 9:45

Can someone please tell HM Treasury that the referendum is over? During that campaign, it made history by producing a…

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…

Business investment falling could be good news for Remain

26 May 2016 10:06

Today’s migration figures (net migration was 333,000 in 2015, up by 20,000 on the previous year) are bad news for…

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…

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…

Osborne’s slick PMQs performance

17 June 2015 13:08

PMQs was not the normal, partisan slug-fest today. Instead, there were a slew of serious questions on the challenge of…

Tiny revolt in Commons over defence doesn’t mean the trouble’s gone away

12 March 2015 17:32

MPs this afternoon backed the motion calling for the government to set defence spending at 2 per cent of GDP…

Oops! The ONS admits the UK economy is far stronger than it had thought

30 September 2014 12:16

Why do economists use decimal points? To show that they have a sense of humour. Never was this old gag…

Don’t get too excited about Britain’s economic recovery. It’s built on shaky ground

25 July 2014 11:03

When I think about global stock markets these days, the image that springs to mind is the final scene of The…

The economy is above its pre-crisis level – but when will voters feel the benefit?

25 July 2014 10:11

The economy is now, at last, larger than its pre-recession peak. The coalition parties are keen to claim vindication this…

David Cameron is linking Ed Miliband to Labour’s past mistakes

30 April 2014 14:41

What a very long PMQs today, presided over by a very bumptious John Bercow. The Speaker let the exchanges run…

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…

UK GDP rises by 0.8 per cent

29 April 2014 10:49

The first estimate of the UK’s economic growth for the first quarter of this year is out – and despite missing…

The ‘gangbusters’ economy

24 October 2013 16:53

Tomorrow’s GDP figures are expected to show that the economy is no longer bouncing along the bottom but is now…