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The time has come to work together

We’ve heard the speech about predators and producers, and we know the problems of executive pay - but for all the talk of responsible capitalism there isn’t a clear idea about what a future economy might look like, and whether...

Childcare: winning the public argument

Childcare is back on the political agenda. In part this is because although Labour diminished the inequalities which entrenched during 18 years of Conservative rule (see figure 1), the party’s commitment to reduce child poverty by half was unfulfilled. Equally,...

Does Labour still have an economic credibility deficit?

Our economy is in a serious condition. We are in the second recession since 2008. Output remains well below levels experienced before the financial crisis. Living standards continue to fall. Spending by households has yet to recover and remains depressed....

The route to growth

The first 18 months of recovery up to mid-2011 had looked promising, particularly for manufacturers. The sector was delivering an increased share of output, providing a boost to our trade performance and investing more than the wider economy. Since then...

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