- RT @MattWhittakerPB: Weekend reading from me reflecting on the @ONS social capital update and how it relates to the Prime Minister’s pledge… 4 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Possibly right that there needs to be a row. I found more interesting that the view ascribed to Number 10 of the EU is so… 4 hours ago
- @JonnElledge Cacklegoose Green. 4 hours ago
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- @DavidHenigUK @AlexStevensKent This suggests quite a few people take advantage of it. https://t.co/c07SGvLFRj 15 hours ago
- RT @DavidHenigUK: Those who believe Australia is a model for future UK trade policy presumably know that they have a single market type rel… 15 hours ago
- This is interesting. As my dad used to say, always look up. Fred Housego - History On Your Doorstep (1982) -… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 17 hours ago
- RT @Frances_Coppola: Folks, today I demonstrate one of my superpowers. At 12 noon, I shall simultaneously be on the BBC's #Moneybox, discus… 18 hours ago
- The Guardian reckons Ealing will have the largest increase in the number of tower blocks of any London Borough. Tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 18 hours ago
- RT @Williamw1: Job done: a poignant moment that perhaps deserves more airplay. The @BritishArmy has formally closed its last base in German… 18 hours ago
- What’s interesting about this is that, in recent months, people have joined the dots. Various local opposition grou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 19 hours ago
- RT @TorstenBell: Spot on in defence of the Gini 21 hours ago
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Monthly Archives: July 2014
You have probably heard about the wager between Jonathan Portes and Andrew Lilico about how much inflation will rise with economic growth. Not to be outdone, Ben Dellot and I have had a bet about the rise in self-employment and … Continue reading
Simon Wren-Lewis reflects on the different language used about regulation and employment law when the restrictions apply to employees. Employees are already beset by red tape if they try to improve their working conditions. Now the UK government wants to increase the regulatory … Continue reading
This was a watershed month for the UK’s slow recovery, with a number of things finally getting back to where they were before the recession. In July, GDP, the employment rate and the number of full-time jobs edged above 2008 levels. The FT … Continue reading
The anniversary of Tony Blair’s election as Labour leader prompted several re-appraisals of the man and his time in power. Even though he has been vilified since leaving office, many on the centre left, and quite a few others too, look … Continue reading
Compared to previous years, there wasn’t much reaction to the OBR’s Fiscal Sustainability Report. OK, there was a hurrumph from Jeremy Warner, as you might expect, but that was about it. This may simply be because the OBR’s outlook was a … Continue reading
Even though the number of employees is now rising steadily, self-employment continues to increase as well, hitting another record level this month. As ever, the Resolution Foundation were quick off the mark with a chart. Politicians and journalists seem to have … Continue reading
Conservative ministers used this week’s public sector strike as an opportunity to revive the idea of further legal restrictions on industrial action. Raising the threshold to 50 percent of a those entitled to vote seems to be the most talked-about option and the one championed by Boris Johnson. … Continue reading