Posts tagged with: Cost of living

Re-wiring for Progress

Last week we quoted an article in the FT  by Martin Wolf in which he commented on the role of the Treasury in strangling initiatives for growth. Martin promised to […]

What the Extreme-Right May be Planning

The wealthy market fundamentalists who fund the right-wing think tanks have different objectives from the UK population as a whole. These think tanks propose such policies as abolishing the NHS, […]

Reasons Not to Tax the Wealthy?

  We have written extensively about the extent and consequences of wealth inequality. For example this article, Why We Can’t Afford to Ignore Wealth Inequality, explained that wealth inequality is […]

House of Lords Inquiry into Debt Sustainability

The Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords has an Inquiry into the sustainability of UK government debt. The article below is a copy of the submission by Mark […]

The Budget we needed … and should have had

Getting the Budget right is a critically important part of governing well. If the Budget is well-formulated, it gives space to address the real issues; if it is not, then […]

Golden Delusions

So many commentators talk about the UK’s public debt as if we were still operating a gold standard economy (and claim that debt is at unprecedented and dangerous levels) that […]

Analysing the 2024 Spring Budget

The Chancellor is due to announce his Spring Statement on March 6. Here is an open letter to the Editors of our major newspapers and broadcast media setting out a […]

What Matters in 2024?

The UK faces huge challenges on many fronts. For 2024, we are prioritising three in particular: Voters’ #1 concern – reversing the process of mass impoverishment, which has worsened in […]

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