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George Osborne is gone, but Osbornomics is not forgotten: Craig Berry reacts to Autumn Statement 2016

Craig Berry, SPERI Deputy Director, analyses today’s statement in an article for the Huffington Post. The full text is available below. Philip Hammond’s most interesting announcement was that today’s Autumn Statement will be his last as well as his first – the Budget will switch to spring from autumn, and spring will see only a fiscal and economic update rather … Continue reading

23 November 2016 by
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A time for governing in prose (and spreadsheets)

Andy Westwood

Philip Hammond is facing significant political and fiscal challenges which mean his first Autumn Statement is likely to be a sobering affair Winter is approaching, there’s snow upon the ground. The queue of bids for support is getting longer as we count down the days to this week’s Autumn Statement.  Everyone wants to be at the front of the queue … Continue reading

21 November 2016 by
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The Green New Deal: an idea whose time has come

Theresa May’s new government can seize the opportunities of the political and economic climate and announce a Green New Deal in this week’s autumn statement “Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: … Continue reading

21 November 2016 by
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Craig Berry on the tax credit U-turn, the OBR and Autumn Statement

Watch Craig Berry’s reaction to the Autumn Statement: Craig Berry has written the following blog for the PSA: Welfare strangeness and the 2015 Autumn Statement You can read more analysis on What the experts say. Craig Berry was also on BBC Radio Sheffield yesterday, 57 minutes into Toby Foster at breakfast programme.

26 November 2015 by
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Competence or chaos?

Andrew Gamble

Cameron’s claim to be promoting sound finance is a pretence, a political game In a speech delivered at the end of last year David Cameron at last followed the advice which his election strategist Lynton Crosby has been urging and focused on the economy, seeking to build on the momentum of George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.  He carefully repeated the attack … Continue reading

13 January 2015 by
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