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Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Economics Round-Up Summer 2017

Richard Marshall September 4, 2017 0

With parliament almost ready to return to Westminster after its summer brake, and many things having changed, or not as the case may be over the course of the last few months, now seems

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Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Personal and Household Debt: Facts, Figures and Fears

Richard Marshall July 30, 2017 0

Debt. 30, 40 or 50 years ago it was a dirty word, something to be avoided and only to be acquired in the most important or extreme circumstances. Now it is by and large

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The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

The Interest Rate: Will They, Won’t They?

Thomas Walker August 3, 2016 0

Hardly any time seems to have passed since the last time the Bank of England was gearing up to reveal its new interest rate. That time, of course, the BOE defied expectations and kept

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Plan A’s Green Shoots of Economic Recovery

Backbencher November 18, 2013 0

The Tory party finally has reason to cheer. After years of vitriol on all aspects of coalition economic policy from the left, Mark Carney this week declared ‘recovery had taken hold’. His proclamation is

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The Help to Buy Time-Bomb

The Help to Buy Time-Bomb

Backbencher November 13, 2013 1

The Government’s help to buy scheme gets a much better than expected start, with RBS and Halifax receiving a combined total of 2,384 applications, up to £365m in mortgages. But is the scheme a

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Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Harnessing the power of markets for economic forecasting.

Daniel Pryor August 28, 2013 1

Daniel Pryor reports on the launch of an innovative way to predict UK inflation and unemployment rates. The Bank of England’s repeated failures to accurately forecast inflation and unemployment have become something of a

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Debt Vs Deficit – Putting Visuals To The Numbers

Debt Vs Deficit – Putting Visuals To The Numbers

Backbencher May 3, 2013 0

Paul Parkinson puts the UK’s economic numbers into visual form The general public has to contend with not only politicians, whether deliberately or ignorantly, misusing the terms “debt” & “deficit”, but also with the

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Inflationism: Economically Damaging

Inflationism: Economically Damaging

Backbencher April 17, 2013 0

  Allrik Birch. Inflationism isn’t something new, as I’ve mentioned in my set of 1873 posts, the “free silver” movement was based upon the concept. There will always be those who want to increase

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Hurting not Working? Job figures and growth forecasts paint a two-sided picture

Hurting not Working? Job figures and growth forecasts paint a two-sided picture

Christopher Gage November 14, 2012 2

This week’s parliamentary recess means that Prime Minister’s Questions is rescheduled for seven days time. Following on from a Nick Clegg mauling of Harriet Harman, this week would have made similarly combative viewing. Given

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‘Weasel Words’ Cameron, the EU, and the Uncertainty of Central Bankers.

‘Weasel Words’ Cameron, the EU, and the Uncertainty of Central Bankers.

Backbencher September 28, 2012 2

David Cameron gave his clearest signal so far on the possibility of an EU referendum, IF the Blues win the next General election… Although many pundits would rightly argue that politics is a marathon race and not a

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