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Was furlough the worst £70 billion ever spent?

30 September 2021 8:00 pm

Concorde obviously. The Iraq War perhaps? Or Scottish devolution? It is not hard to come up with a list of…

No. 10 is distorting the economy

23 August 2021 10:40 pm

Job vacancies at a record high, a shortage of 90,000 lorry drivers, farmers complaining about a lack of seasonal workers,…

Vaccine passports could threaten the employment recovery

29 July 2021 9:45 pm

Alongside the UK’s latest step in reopening, optimistic forecasts have been rolling in concerning the economy’s timeline for returning to…

Is furlough holding back the jobs market?

15 June 2021 9:51 pm

The latest employment figures, published this morning, confirm a remarkable aspect of the Covid pandemic: that it appears to have…

The furlough scheme is holding back the jobs market

10 May 2021 11:11 pm

Last week the Bank of England increased its forecast for economic growth in 2021 from 5 to 7.25 per cent.…

Rishi Sunak prepares UK economy for 'permanent adjustment'

24 September 2020 10:50 pm

The UK economy is no longer hibernating; it is ‘adjusting’. Today’s measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are designed to…