We’re all social democrats now

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Public Finances and the Economy

It’s Super Tuesday on the fiscal policy front. Try not to get too excited. Today a lucky world gains not only the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Fiscal Sustainability Report (the ‘FSR’ looks ages over the next 50 years to ask: ‘how bust are we if we carry on as we are’) but also the Treasury’s … Continued

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More good news today for low-income families, unless they want a pay rise

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Office for National Statistic’s monthly release of labour market statistics is an opportunity for economists and commentators to probe the state of the UK economy. Many Twitter characters have been spilt arguing if the figures presage faster wage growth, where employment may heading next, and what all this means for the Bank of England’s … Continued

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The most biddable of them all?

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

This piece originally appeared on Times Red Box. Today’s headlines tell us once again that net migration from the EU to the UK is down significantly since the Brexit referendum, with record levels of emigration of EU citizens and a large drop in the number of people coming from the continent looking for work. In … Continued

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Top of the Charts: Burning injustices special edition

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Sign up for our weekly Top of the Charts emails here   Morning all, Never mind a week, two minutes is a long time in politics these days. And two years is an eternity, so for Theresa May simply to have reached her second anniversary of taking up residence in Downing Street today is something of … Continued

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