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Help to supply not help to buy

Economic policy | 27-Nov-2017

Help to supply not help to buy

The UK housing market requires radical liberalisation of the planning system in order to make property much more affordable.

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The intangible economy

Economic outlook | 16-Nov-2017

The intangible economy

Will highly regulated economies become less and less significant, as we see more and more of the intangible economy?

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Brexit: Could no deal be a good deal?

Economic policy | 31-Oct-2017

Brexit: Could no deal be a good deal?

There is probably a 50:50 chance EU negotiations could breakdown without a deal. But, contrary to the conventional wisdom, might this be good for the UK economy?

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Is there a missing link to understanding poor productivity?

Economic outlook | 20-Oct-2017

Is there a missing link to understanding poor productivity?

Why has UK productivity growth been so weak over the past 5 years?

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The disappearance of Mr Phillips is no mystery

UK economic outlook | 13-Oct-2017

The disappearance of Mr Phillips is no mystery

Weak productivity growth and weak money supply growth explain weak wage growth and relatively low inflation.

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Freedom makes you wealthier and happier

FUTURE PROSPERITY | 06-Oct-2017

Freedom makes you wealthier and happier

Politicians across the globe are disowning freedom orientated economic policies at the very moment in history when the benefits of free markets and free trade are most evident.

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Normalisation will be far from normal

UK economic outlook | 20-Sep-2017

Normalisation will be far from normal

Markets have cried wolf on normalisation before, and they could again.

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Auto enrolment could slow the UK economy in 2018

Future insight | 13-Sep-2017

Auto enrolment could slow the UK economy in 2018

Higher employee and employer contribution rates from April 2018 could suck purchasing power out of the economy.

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10 reasons for optimism about the future of the City

Future prosperity | 01-Sep-2017

10 reasons for optimism about the future of the City

THERE is an angst hanging over the City, with fears that post-Brexit the City will be in a battle for its very survival. But there’s another much more optimistic view also.

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A selfless, self-interested or selfish Brexit?

Future Brexit | 20-Jun-2017

A selfless, self-interested or selfish Brexit?

The lesson of economic history is that a selfless trade policy is the way to maximize prosperity. Unilateral free trade reduces prices for consumers and increases competition for producers. If the UK were to pursue the selfless route, long-term prosperity would be significantly enhanced. Business needs to understand why.

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