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Britain’s unreal recovery risks a very real economic crisis

Craig Berry

Investment and consumption performance demonstrates the frailty of the UK economy; the economic recovery is not yet secure The government has facilitated, at long last, a return to strong growth. But they have done so by ramping up the economic growth model that served Labour so well until 2008 – a model George Osborne had promised to dismantle. The pace … Continue reading

26 February 2014 by
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Welcome to the pseudo-recovery

Craig Berry

UK investment and consumption performance demonstrates the frailty of the economic recovery The second estimate of GDP for the third quarter of 2013, published by the ONS this week, appears to confirm that the UK economy has returned to consistent growth. Yet the detailed breakdown of investment results paints an alarming picture of an unbalanced economy. Growth remains far too … Continue reading

29 November 2013 by
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Can pensions break the British investment strike?

Craig Berry

The government has a covert strategy to use pensions saving to improve Britain’s economic performance, but it may jeopardise the long-term interests of members Between 2012 and 2017 around 10 million employees will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme – most of them for the first time. We are frequently told that this is to address the UK’s … Continue reading

7 November 2013 by
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