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The IFS are looking at key areas of government spending in the run up to the General Election and this report focuses on education and school spending

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In this article, Jonathan Portes at the UK in a Changing Europe considers the potential economic costs of lower immigration.

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At the end of May, the £ reached its strongest level against a basket of currencies since the Brexit referendum.

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The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) have put together their report on the key economic trends since 2010 – have things gone as well as they could have done, given the difficult economic headwinds?

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It would be hard to miss the news that the UK’s next General Election is on 4th July. Politicians are already rolling out all sorts of economic policy ideas to try to win the electorate’s votes....

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Mariana Mazzucato argues that the ‘cloud’ data centres are huge consumers of non-renewable resources and that, despite big tech helping to enable moves towards net zero, it has its own huge...

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According to the ONS Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation has fallen to 2.3% in the 12 months to April 2024. However, according to Ed Conway consumers are still feeling the pain of the...

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The water industry is under ever-closer scrutiny after a parasite in the water supply was found to have caused a wave of illness amongst the residents of Brixham. This is not the only problem that...

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Last week the Sunday Times published its ‘rich list’ showing the UK’s 350 wealthiest people have wealth greater than £795bn. Meanwhile there has been an increase in child poverty.

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Ed Conway, Economics correspondent at Sky News, takes a closer look at the US decision to put an 100% tariff on Chinese electric vehicles (EV). He argues that there is a political reason for the...

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The Bank of England kept the base rate on hold at 5.25% at its meeting on 9th May, but indicated the next move may be downwards. Hot on the heels of the Bank’s Governor saying the UK was not...

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The latest house price data shows a stagnation in house prices as the housing market responds to higher mortgage interest rates, but there are some regional differences.

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This summer the City of Venice is trialling a new access fee of 5 euros to try and prevent over-tourism. Critics argue it won’t deter day trippers from visiting and is just a way of revenue-raising...

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The OECD has just published its latest economic outlook and its forecasts for UK economic growth for 2024 have been reduced from 0.7% to 0.4%.

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Last month the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) published a report that found that the costs of not reaching net zero could be $38 trillion by 2050, far higher than the costs of...

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Continuing the ‘update’ before exams, the ONS data for government borrowing and debt for the 2023-24 fiscal year has been published and the news is not that good for a government that may be...

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The national museums in Wales have a significant shortfall in funding and may have to shed workers or, in the worst-case scenario, shut altogether.

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For students heading into exams, it is always good to know the latest information about growth, unemployment and inflation. All three indicators were updated by the ONS last week.

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As this year’s exam session approaches, the news often covers growth, unemployment and inflation, but neglects to tell us much about international trade. Post-Brexit, the Government has promoted an...

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Nail technicians earn a measly £7 an hour for their work, well below the minimum wage, so they have tried to unite to push their prices up last week.

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