By Prue Plumridge Lord Wolfson, chief of the Next retail chain said recently that the national living wage could drive up inflation as the retailer would have to raise prices to offset the cost of the new minimum wage of … Continue reading
I think we should be explicit… George Osborne is using neoclassical economic theory as a ‘blind’, in order to push through an ideological agenda. It has nothing to do with creating an economic recovery. Osborne wants to lock-in irreversible changes … Continue reading
The latest data shows the economy is smaller today than it was in in the first quarter of 2010 and now 4.5 per cent below the previous peak in the first quarter of 2008. The jobless total in the UK … Continue reading
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Liberal Conspiracy report ahead of Ed Miliband’s ‘major’ speech on the economy: ‘The Labour leadership is clear about a few things: The last Labour government mistakenly bought into Thatcher’s neo-liberal framework for the economy, and they need to find a … Continue reading
First posted on September 26, 2012 at alittleecon The Work Programme. Is this the best we can do? by alittleecon “…we’re overturning the convention of recent times: the idea that it’s governments that create jobs. No, they don’t – businesses do.” David Cameron writing in … Continue reading