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Britain's ebbing economy

The end of the belated and weak post-2008 recovery is exposing Britain’s economic weaknesses. If we are not to fall ever further behind, a new determined economic strategy is needed in place of failed Neo-liberal policies.

Headline GDP only recovered to...

While the superficial sunshine lasts

In going for an early election focused on Brexit, the Conservative government knows even the superficially good economic news is unlikely to last.

Four years of GDP growth, high levels of employment, the deficit down to pre-2008 levels and the stock...

A costly business

Changes in business rates – the equivalent of council tax for businesses – are causing a storm of protest.
The property values used to calculate business rates are being updated from the levels set seven years ago (having been deferred for...

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