Monthly Archives: February 2016

The National Living Wage and the productivity challenge

Research published earlier this week by the Social Market Foundation and Adecco Group concluded that many businesses will struggle to meet the cost of the National Living Wage (NLW). Without a significant productivity boost, many businesses will be forced to cut costs, which, … Continue reading

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Is the Great Recession over at last?

Tim Worstall raised this question last summer. When can you say a recession is definitely over? Of course, the official definition is when the economy starts growing again which it did in 2009, albeit very slowly. But for most of … Continue reading

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Asylum claims are not the cause of the UK’s record immigration

Attitudes to refugees have hardened since last September, said a BBC report yesterday. It found an increase in the number of people who think the UK has taken in too many refugees and should now be taking fewer. This is another manifestation … Continue reading

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