- RT @SocialistHealth: It’s not correct to say that 30,000 people have moved into work after having their benefits capped. https://t.co/mNOaj… 1 hour ago
- @Gilesyb Hadn't you seen it? Or were you throwing up a 2nd time after being reminded? 5 hours ago
- RT @adamjlent: Great stuff from @JananGanesh on why the right should champion not cut inheritance tax. ft.com/cms/s/0/b94e9a… 5 hours ago
- "Will wages fill the tax credit gap? Don’t Budget for it" @resfoundation Gavin Kelly on saloon-bar economics resolutionfoundation.org/media/blog/wil… 5 hours ago
- @Gilesyb Assume you've seen this but just in case you haven't... gu.com/p/4abae/stw 5 hours ago
- RT @jwestjourno: Quite. Whatever your stance on BBC funding, govt should not outsource entitlement decisions. twitter.com/iainmartin1/st… 6 hours ago
- RT @Independent: TfL wants last-ditch negotiations over Tube strike 'to fail' ind.pn/1H3tiAV http://t.co/w26tVDAJdi 9 hours ago
- RT @HPIAndyCowper: NHS facing a leadership crisis alongside its current £17 billion (£22bn-£5bn Carter) financial crisis, @naylor_robert te… 9 hours ago
- “If I hadn’t seen such riches I could live with being poor.” @BenChu_ on poverty, reference points and Greece. independent.co.uk/voices/comment… 9 hours ago
- RT @stephenkb: IYCMI: Tsipras shows Cameron what happens when you get 36% of the vote and a mandate to "reform Europe". http://t.co/jYzBkQv… 9 hours ago
- @StrongerInNos Sorry, wrote this as a reply to your graph from May, challenging Mark Carney, but it might not have linked 11 hours ago
- @StrongerInNos Yes, just wondered what the change in labour supply was over the same period. 11 hours ago
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- Cutting in-work benefits: right-wingers think it’s a bad idea too
- Work-shy dole scroungers – so last century
- How big a problem is the UK’s public debt?
- Is a £12bn welfare cut achievable? Only with a big pay rise!
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- What will your powerhouse do for you?
- Inequality in the UK
- A 1995 immigration target for a 2015 economy
- How different is Scotland?
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Tim Scott’s piece on productivity earlier this week led me to this ACAS report on the subject. As you might expect, they focus on what has been happening in the workplace: A range of macro solutions have been offered by Government … Continue reading
I was at the FT’s Camp Alphaville yesterday. It was an excellent event but it was on Britain’s hottest July day on record and the whole thing was in tents. As I don’t much like the heat, I stayed in … Continue reading
Chris Dillow wonders whether managerial control has stifled innovation: Could it be that the spread of managerialism and the pursuit of “efficiency” in the static sense of trying to maximize output for given inputs has squeezed out innovation? Two things … Continue reading
It now seems to have dawned on just about everyone that, if the government really does cut £12 billion from the social security budget, most of the pain will be felt by those in work. There have been some interesting reactions to … Continue reading
The Resolution Foundation published two reports on work, poverty and benefits either side of the weekend. Last week’s An Ocean Apart contrasted the developments in employment and welfare in the UK and USA over the last 20 years. This week’s report on Universal Credit recommended a … Continue reading
How much of a problem is high public debt? The government claims it is a serious problem and we need to reduce it, urgently. Others maintain that it isn’t really much of an issue. We’ve had higher debt-to-GDP ratios in the past so what’s … Continue reading
The government made the Queen say “northern powerhouse” in her speech but, having decided one silly phrase was enough, stopped short of making her say “£12 billion welfare cuts”. Even so, the commitment to reform and cap social security was confirmed. … Continue reading