By Karen LandlesOur economic trends since Brexit have been better than expected. Consumers are spending, seemingly fed up of austerity. So why then is the market holding back, showing such uncertainty? Since Brexit we have seen a falling pound, a
The scale of Labour’s election loss in May came as a shock to many of us, myself included. But in retrospect, the polls had warned us that Labour substantially trailed the Conservatives on economic competence for much of the last
As the centre-left business community comes to terms with the scale of Labour’s defeat, it seems that a new vigour and optimism is returning. We know how to create jobs and growth. We’ve done it all our lives. And
Greece is in a mess primarily because successive Greek governments failed to take the tough measures necessary to modernise the country’s economy and institutions. If the country was not in the eurozone then it could have taken radical steps of
A BETTER PLAN FOR BUSINESS: A Dynamic, Rebalanced Economy with Strong Public Finances The first day of the 2015 general election campaign saw Ed Miliband launch Labour’s compelling Plan for British Business at Bloomberg’s in London. His overarching vision is
Our dairy industry is facing real challenges. For several years there has been volatility in the farmgate milk price and a general increase in the cost of production, such that the margin on milk has been small and variable. This
Business is right to speak up for Britain in the EU – but it can’t do this job alone. For businesses as for civil society, Europe is not a far off-dream or a political debating point but an everyday reality.
The progressive think-tank Policy Network recently published ‘Owning the Future: how Britain can make it in a fast-changing world’, a collection edited by Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna. It includes insights from fourteen business and union leaders, economists and politicians
Almost every week I seem to come across a story in the press about some super executives and their mega salaries which are meekly justified by their board members who insist that they are worth the money. The myth is
The savings and investment industry is a vital one as no government will be able to plug the savings gap crisis or the alarming increase in pension poverty – in Britain, it’s simply not a good place to grow old.