Regulating the regulators: The power and legitimacy of the central bankers directing our economy

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Book launch for Unelected Power by Paul Tucker Central bankers have played a key role in directing economies across the world since the financial crisis. From the slashing of interest rates, to the introduction of Quantitative Easing and major reforms to who can get a mortgage, the decisions of central Banks profoundly affect people’s living … Continued

Radicalism not rabbits? How should the Chancellor approach his last ever Spring Budget

Tuesday 28 February 2017

The Chancellor is approaching his first, and last, Spring Budget with little having changed in the three months since his Autumn Statement. What the Chancellor says may take precedence over what the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts – a rare event in recent years. Should the Chancellor use the relatively stable outlook to deliver a … Continued

One nation divided? The challenge for Britain beyond Brexit

Thursday 22 September 2016

The recent referendum exposed huge fractures across Britain that went far deeper than voters’ attitudes towards the EU. From immigration to whether the gains from growth were reaching their community, voters’ concerns stretched well beyond the remit of our relationship with Brussels. With the task of bringing the nation together again falling upon the new … Continued

Living longer and living differently

Thursday 8 September 2016

The Intergenerational Commission’s book launch for The 100-Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott Rising life expectancy across Britain is an achievement to be celebrated. But ensuring our country is fit for the changes in how we live, not just for how long, is a challenging task that government, firms and families all struggle … Continued

Weathering the storm: the recent past, present and future of UK monetary policy

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Resolution Foundation hosted David Miles’s outgoing speech as a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. A member of the Monetary Policy Committee – the body responsible for setting the Bank of England’s base rate –  since 2009, David Miles has been a key policy maker during a truly fascinating and tumultuous period for … Continued

A Parliament of pain? – The fiscal choices beyond 2015 and the implications for cuts, taxes, investment and debt

Tuesday 25 November 2014

With roughly half of the fiscal consolidation still to come, the state of the public finances will remain a defining theme of the next parliament. Beyond the first year of the next parliament there is little clarity as to how fiscal balance will be restored. However, the emerging positions from each of the main political … Continued

Reflections on the Budget

Thursday 20 March 2014

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Budget, Jonathan Portes – Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research – analysed some of the Budget’s key announcements and implications. His presentation was followed by short responses from Vicky Pryce (Economist and business consultant ), Professor Tony Travers (LSE) and Ben Page (chief executive of Ipsos … Continued

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