We can now conclude that the alphabet soup of official bodies got it wrong. They have not yet proved terribly contrite about it.
Posts Tagged: Unemployment
Targeted support aimed at making work pay or supporting families with children would be a wiser use of the money.
The Prime Minister’s economic strategy seems to depend on it staying low. But there’s no reason to believe that this will be the case.
The auditorium may be dull but the fringe is not – as questions from our past haunt the future, such as: will the productivity gains come?
The Chancellor announced 2,000 new scholarships to promoted Artificial Intelligence, “a sign of our ambition for the future.”
Ryan Bourne: Furlough may have averted mass layoffs. But the Government’s next challenge is the reallocation economy.
Covid-19 is likely to have lasting effects on our preferences, where and how we want to work, and where we are able to travel.
Nick Faith: The UK is well placed to emerge from the pandemic in a stronger position over time. Here’s how we do it.
The National Prosperity Plan has five core areas to boost the country’s economic recovery and future.
Interview. Therese Coffey – “An element of a kinder politics is not calling other people bigots because you don’t agree with them.”
Here’s her take on Universal Credit, science, Liverpool, same-sex marriage – and her department. “Big thanks to the Jabs Army, we are the Jobs Army.”
It’s too easy to focus on cuts at big corporates or changes to traditional jobs, and lose sight of the people reshaping the world of work.
Daniel Hannan: There are clear problems with raising the minimum wage. But anger now trumps account-keeping.
Debates around this issue are conducted as if it were politicians’ own money at stake rather than taxpayers’.
Richard Holden: The Chancellor shouldn’t try to win a spending arms race with Labour – which we would lose anyway
Perhaps the simplest way of putting it is: it’s all about economic credibility, stupid. Because come 2024, it certainly will be.
Once the exigencies of the pandemic are behind him, Johnson will be faced with much more straightforwardly ideological policy choices.
There may some ingenious halfway house solution. But it is hard to say how extending it for another year can be avoided.
Mubin Haq: How can it be right for the Government to harm your business, leave you in need – and not help you?
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
Max Caller, the inspector who brought change to Tower Hamlets, has been sent in to the city. The Government could take control.