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The economics of a U-turn

Fiscal Policy
14.2.24
This week, we explore the economics of Labour’s £28 billion green investment U-turn and the politics of borrowing to invest.
Weekly updates
Climate change and inflation
Paradigm shift
Work
Inequality

Corruption, procurement and outsourcing

Public Services
7.2.24
This week, we explore corruption in the UK and whether eroded public sector capacity and a lack of regulation is creating the conditions for dodgy procurement deals, bribery, and fraud.
Weekly updates
Business
Industrial strategy
Tax and fiscal policy
Finance and welfare
Inequality
Devolution and local economies

What is the digital pound?

Monetary Policy
31.1.24
This week we explore the possibility of a digital pound and the risks and benefits of central bank digital currencies.
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy and industrial strategy
Macroeconomics
Finance and regulation

Inflation and instability

Supply Chains
24.1.24
This week’s New Economy Brief looks at what happens to macroeconomic modelling and monetary policy institutions in a world where geopolitics and climate change create new challenges and regular supply shocks.
Weekly updates
Industrial strategy
Inflation
Monetary policy
Tax
Work
Inequality
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The backdrop to the Budget

Fiscal Policy
21.2.24
Energy, Tax, Welfare, Health
Weekly updates
Energy
Tax
Welfare
Health

The economics of a U-turn

Fiscal Policy
14.2.24
Climate change and inflation, Paradigm shift, Work, Inequality
Weekly updates
Climate change and inflation
Paradigm shift
Work
Inequality
Business, industrial strategy, tax and fiscal policy, finance and welfare, inequality, devolution and local economies
Weekly updates
Business
Industrial strategy
Tax and fiscal policy
Finance and welfare
Inequality
Devolution and local economies

What is the digital pound?

Monetary Policy
31.1.24
Fiscal policy and industrial strategy, Macroeconomics, Finance and regulation
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy and industrial strategy
Macroeconomics
Finance and regulation

Inflation and instability

Supply Chains
24.1.24
Industrial strategy, Inflation, Monetary policy, Tax, Work
Weekly updates
Industrial strategy
Inflation
Monetary policy
Tax
Work
Inequality

Local authority finances

Local Economies
17.1.24
Inequality, Fiscal, Tax, Public health
Weekly updates
Inequality
Fiscal policy
Tax
Public health
Paradigm shift
Weekly updates
Paradigm shift
Tax
Inequality
Fiscal policy
Local economies

The end of the fossil fuel era?

Climate Change
14.12.23
Public services, Inflation, Climate change and energy, Tax, Welfare, Inequality
Weekly updates
Public services
Inflation
Climate change and energy
Tax
Welfare
Inequality
Climate change and inequality, industrial strategy, public services
Weekly updates
Climate change and inequality
Industrial strategy
Public services
Industrial strategy, Energy, Monetary policy and inflation, Business, Housing and tax
Weekly updates
Industrial strategy
Energy
Monetary policy and inflation
Fiscal policy
Business
Housing and tax
Climate change, Public services, Health, Local economies, Work
Weekly updates
Climate change
Public services
Health
Local economies
Work
Climate change, Tax, Environment, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Climate change
Tax
Environment
Fiscal policy
Industrial strategy and work, Fiscal policy, Energy, Climate change, Monetary policy
Weekly updates
Industrial strategy and work
Fiscal policy
Energy
Climate change
Monetary policy
Work, Climate change, Energy, Inequality, Regulation
Weekly updates
Work
Climate change
Energy
Inequality
Regulation

The inequality of interest rates

Monetary Policy
25.10.23
Paradigm shift, Inequality and climate change, Poverty, Tax, Fiscal policy and energy
Weekly updates
Paradigm shift
Inequality and climate change
Poverty
Tax
Fiscal policy and energy

How to fix the National Grid

Industrial Strategy
18.10.23
Inflation, Monetary policy, Work, Inequality, Tax, Energy
Weekly updates
Inflation
Monetary policy
Work
Inequality
Tax
Energy
Energy, Public services, Housing and Health, Poverty and Inequality
Weekly updates
Energy
Public services
Housing and health
Poverty and inequality

The Conservatives' new economic argument

Macroeconomic Policy
5.10.23
Fiscal policy, Tax, Welfare
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy
Tax
Welfare

Net Zero U-turns unpacked

Climate Change
27.9.23
Poverty and inequality, Monetary policy, Macroeconomics, Climate change and inflation, Industrial strategy
Weekly updates
Poverty and inequality
Monetary policy
Macroeconomics
Climate change and inflation
Industrial strategy
Public services, Energy, Welfare, Industrial strategy, Housing
Weekly updates
Public services
Energy
Welfare
Industrial strategy
Housing
Weekly updates
Tax
Energy
Work
Climate change
Industrial strategy

A national investment fund?

Industrial Strategy
6.9.23
Paradigm shift, Fiscal policy, Public services, Work, Social security, Tax
Weekly updates
Paradigm shift
Fiscal policy
Public services
Work
Social security
Tax
Public services and local economies, Climate change and industrial strategy, Social security, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Public services and local economies
Climate change and industrial strategy
Social security
Fiscal policy
Paradigm shift, Energy and inflation, Public services, Climate change and finance, Fiscal policy and tax
Weekly updates
Paradigm shift
Energy and inflation
Public services
Climate change and finance
Fiscal policy and tax
Business, Macroeconomics, Tax, Public Services
Weekly updates
Business
Macroeconomics
Tax
Public services

Developing 'Securonomics'

Paradigm Shift
9.8.23
Fiscal policy, Inflation, Energy, Finance
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy
Inflation
Energy
Finance
Monetary policy and finance, Energy and competition policy, Welfare, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Monetary policy and finance
Energy and competition policy
Welfare
Fiscal policy
Inflation and climate change, Regulation, Tax, Inequality, Paradigm shift, Public services and Social security
Weekly updates
Inflation and climate change
Regulation
Tax
Inequality
Paradigm shift
Public services and social security
Climate change and energy, Public services, Inequality and tax, Work, Fiscal policy, Housing
Weekly updates
Climate change and energy
Public services
Inequality and tax
Work
Fiscal policy
Housing
Energy and work, Industrial strategy, Public services, Tax, Local economies and finance
Weekly updates
Energy and work
Industrial strategy
Public services
Tax
Local economies and finance
Public services, Tax and fiscal policy, Inflation and monetary policy, Welfare, Local economies
Weekly updates
Public services
Tax and fiscal policy
Inflation and monetary policy
Welfare
Local economies
Climate change, Inequality, Public services, Fiscal policy and tax, Housing
Weekly updates
Climate change
Inequality
Industrial strategy
Public services
Fiscal policy and tax
Housing
Regulation, Fiscal policy, Environment and finance, Inflation, Industrial strategy,
Weekly updates
Regulation
Fiscal policy
Environment and finance
Inflation
Industrial strategy
Climate change

Who owns land?

Ownership
14.6.23
Fiscal policy, Tax, Public services
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy
Tax
Public services
Regulation, Fiscal policy, Welfare, Tax
Weekly updates
Regulation
Fiscal policy
Welfare
Tax

'Securonomics', explained

Industrial Strategy
31.5.23
Welfare, Tax, Housing, Inflation
Weekly updates
Welfare
Tax
Housing
Inflation
Tax, Macroeconomic policy, Climate change,
Weekly updates
Tax
Macroeconomic policy
Climate change
Inflation

Beyond Growth

Macroeconomic Policy
17.5.23
Energy, Monetary policy, Work, Tax, Public services
Weekly updates
Energy
Monetary policy
Work
Tax
Public services
Local economies, Housing, Public services, Ownership, Climate change, Inequality
Weekly updates
Local economies
Housing
Public services
Ownership
Energy
Inequality

Public sector net worth

Fiscal Policy
3.5.23
Work, Fiscal policy, Public services, Inflation, Local economies
Weekly updates
Work
Fiscal policy
Public services
Inflation
Local economies
Inflation, Public services, Industrial strategy, Housing and inequalities, Local economies
Weekly updates
Inflation
Public services
Industrial strategy
Housing and inequalities
Local economies

AI, work and regulation

Regulation
19.4.23
Energy, Fiscal policy, Public services, Finance
Weekly updates
Energy
Fiscal policy
Public services
Finance

The UK in the 'green arms race'

Industrial Strategy
5.4.23
Energy and poverty, Inflation, Finance, Public services, Climate change
Weekly updates
Energy and poverty
Inflation
Finance
Public services
Climate change

Monopoly capitalism?

Competition Policy
29.3.23
Finance, Business, Tax, Social security, Poverty
Weekly updates
Finance
Business
Tax
Social security
Poverty
Work, Climate change, Tax, Public services and inequality
Weekly updates
Work
Climate change
Tax
Public services and inequality

The Spring Budget

Fiscal Policy
14.3.23
Finance, Housing, Work, Public services, Local economies,
Weekly updates
Finance
Housing
Work
Public services
Local economies

Fixing food supply chains

Supply Chains
8.3.23
Energy, Housing, Macroeconomic policy, Monetary policy, Childcare
Weekly updates
Energy
Housing
Macroeconomic policy
Monetary policy
Childcare
Fiscal policy, Welfare, Tax, Housing, Work, Trade
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy
Welfare
Tax
Housing
Work
Trade
Climate change, Work, Housing, Industrial strategy and Poverty
Weekly updates
Climate change
Work
Housing
Industrial strategy
Poverty
Housing, Industrial strategy, Public services, Energy
Weekly updates
Housing
Industrial strategy
Public services
Energy

The BBC impartiality review

Fiscal Policy
8.2.23
Climate change and tax, Public services and work, Fiscal policy, Paradigm shift, Energy
Weekly updates
Climate change and tax
Public services and work
Fiscal policy
Paradigm shift
Energy
Inequality, Local economies, Work, Fiscal policy and tax, Climate change
Weekly updates
Inequality
Local economies
Work
Fiscal policy and tax
Climate change
Housing, Industrial strategy and climate change, Local economies, Energy
Weekly updates
Housing
Industrial strategy and climate change
Local economies
Energy

Clearing the NHS backlog

Public Services
18.1.23
Energy and climate change, Tax, Work and inflation, Poverty and inequality
Weekly updates
Energy and climate change
Tax
Work and inflation
Poverty and inequality

The 'sick man' of the G7?

Macroeconomic Policy
11.1.23
Public services, Tax and regulation, Work, Inflation, Housing and ownership
Weekly updates
Public services
Tax and regulation
Work
Inflation
Housing and ownership

Public sector pain

Work
20.12.22
Housing, Work, Inequality and Welfare, Monetary policy, Climate change and environment
Weekly updates
Housing
Work
Inequality and Welfare
Monetary policy
Climate change and environment
Climate change, Devolution, Inflation, Work, Finance
Weekly updates
Climate change
Devolution
Inflation
Work
Finance
Finance, Paradigm shift, Regulation, Tax, Welfare and public services, Energy and inflation
Weekly updates
Finance
Paradigm shift
Regulation
Tax
Welfare and public services
Energy and inflation

Autumn Statement unpacked

Fiscal Policy
23.11.22
Climate change and energy, Industrial strategy and business, Paradigm shift, Inflation and inequality
Weekly updates
Climate change and energy
Industrial strategy and business
Paradigm shift
Inflation and inequality

COP27 and 'loss and damage'

Climate Change
17.11.22
Public services and work, Energy, Industrial strategy, Local economies, Climate change, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Public services and work
Energy
Industrial strategy
Local economies
Climate change
Fiscal policy

Black holes and doom-loops

Fiscal Policy
9.11.22
Monetary policy and inflation, Tax, Paradigm shift, Energy and welfare, Climate change
Weekly updates
Monetary policy and inflation
Tax
Paradigm shift
Energy and welfare
Climate change

Who pays for the crisis?

Fiscal Policy
1.11.22
Climate change and energy, Industrial strategy, Inequalities,
Weekly updates
Climate change and energy
Industrial strategy
Inequalities
Paradigm shift
Work

Towards Austerity 2.0?

Fiscal Policy
19.10.22
Work, Climate Change, Finance and regulation, Monetary policy, Inequalities
Weekly updates
Work
Climate change
Finance and regulation
Monetary policy
Inequalities
Climate change, Public services, Welfare, Macroeconomics, Industrial strategy
Weekly updates
Climate change
Public services
Welfare
Macroeconomics
Industrial strategy
Inequalities and tax
Weekly updates
Inequalities and tax
Work
Housing
Energy

Labour's economic programme

Macroeconomic Policy
30.9.22
Macroeconomic policy, Inequalities, Environment
Weekly updates
Macroeconomic policy
Inequalities
Environment
Work, Energy, Tax, Health, Local Economies
Weekly updates
Work
Energy
Tax
Health
Local economies
Business, Monetary policy and macroeconomy policy, Work and inequality, Housing, Industrial strategy
Weekly updates
Business
Monetary policy and macroeconomic policy
Work and inequality
Housing
Industrial strategy
Energy and inflation; Macroeconomic policy; Tax and inequality; Local economies;
Weekly updates
Energy and inflation
Macroeconomic policy
Tax and inequality
Local economies
Energy and inflation, Climate change, Work and regulation, Finance and housing
Weekly updates
Energy and inflation
Climate change
Work and regulation
Finance and housing
Inflation and work, Climate change, Tax, Macroeconomic policy and industrial strategy, Local economies
Weekly updates
Inflation and work
Climate change
Tax
Macroeconomic policy and industrial strategy
Local economies

Liz Truss' economic agenda

Fiscal Policy
10.8.22
Monetary policy and housing, Paradigm shift and fiscal policy, Inflation and energy, Climate change and finance, Inequalities
Weekly updates
Monetary policy and housing
Paradigm shift and fiscal policy
Inflation and energy
Climate change and finance
Inequalities
Climate change and energy, Local economies and devolution, Fiscal policy and tax, Macroeconomic policy, Monetary policy and finance, Work and inflation
Weekly updates
Climate change and energy
Local economies and devolution
Fiscal policy and tax
Industrial strategy and housing
Monetary policy and finance
Work and inflation
Climate change, Public services, Inflation and monetary policy, Fiscal policy and tax, Energy and ownership, Industrial strategy and work
Weekly updates
Climate change
Public services
Inflation and monetary policy
Fiscal policy and tax
Energy and ownership
Industrial strategy and work

State intervention after Johnsonomics

Industrial Strategy
20.7.22
Climate change and environment, Tax, Industrial strategy, Fiscal policy, Finance
Weekly updates
Climate change and environment
Tax
Industrial strategy
Fiscal policy
Finance
Climate change and environment, Work and ownership, Paradigm shift, Energy
Weekly updates
Climate change and environment
Work and ownership
Paradigm shift
Energy

Falling short on Net Zero?

Climate Change
5.7.22
Finance and monetary policy, Inflation and inequality, Tax, Work, Public services, Industrial strategy and business
Weekly updates
Finance and monetary policy
Inflation and inequality
Tax
Work
Public services
Industrial strategy and business
Competition policy and inflation, Regulation and finance, Fiscal policy, Energy and climate change, Inequalities, Local economies
Weekly updates
Competition policy and inflation
Regulation and finance
Fiscal policy
Energy and climate change
Inequalities
Local economies
Energy, Finance and climate change, Housing and finance, Fiscal policy and monetary policy
Weekly updates
Energy
Finance and climate change
Housing and finance
Fiscal policy and monetary policy
Fiscal policy, Macroeconomic policy, Migration, Inflation and work, Energy
Weekly updates
Fiscal policy
Macroeconomic policy
Migration
Inflation and work
Energy
Regulation, Climate change and finance, Inflation, Paradigm shift
Weekly updates
Regulation
Climate change and finance
Inflation
Paradigm shift
Inflation and competition policy, Fiscal policy, Tax, Industrial policy and work, Inequality and climate change
Weekly updates
Inflation and competition policy
Fiscal policy
Tax
Industrial policy and work
Inequality and climate change
Energy and tax, Inequalities, Supply chains, Ownership and housing
Weekly updates
Energy and tax
Inequalities
Supply chains
Ownership and housing
Finance and ownership, Industrial strategy, Work, Inflation and energy
Weekly updates
Finance and ownership
Industrial strategy
Work
Inflation and energy
Inflation and monetary policy, Tax, Business and ownership, Work, Climate change
Weekly updates
Inflation and monetary policy
Tax
Business and ownership
Work
Climate change
Inflation and monetary policy, Energy, Ownership, Climate change, Local economies
Weekly updates
Inflation and monetary policy
Energy
Ownership
Climate change
Local economies

The energy security strategy

Climate Change
12.4.22
Tax, Inflation, Finance
Weekly updates
Tax
Inflation
Finance
Energy, Inflation, Local economies and ownership, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Energy
Inflation
Local economies and ownership
Fiscal policy
Energy, Public services, Work, Tax, Climate change
Weekly updates
Energy
Public services
Work
Tax
Climate change

Fire and rehire

Work
23.3.22
Inflation, monetary policy, energy, climate change and tax
Weekly updates
Inflation
Monetary policy
Energy
Climate change and tax
Energy and climate change, Public services and inequalities, Migration, Finance
Weekly updates
Energy and climate change
Public services and inequalities
Migration
Finance
Energy and Inflation, Regulation, Public services, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Energy and inflation
Regulation
Public services
Fiscal policy
Inequalities
Trade and monetary policy, Immigration, Fiscal policy and tax
Weekly updates
Trade and monetary policy
Immigration
Fiscal policy and tax
Climate change
Welfare, Work and ownership, Climate change and international cooperation, Public services and housing, Industrial strategy and local economies, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Welfare
Work and ownership
Climate change and international cooperation
Public services and housing
Industrial strategy and local economies
Fiscal policy
Inflation, Climate change and energy, Housing, Industrial strategy, Fiscal policy
Weekly updates
Inflation
Climate change and energy
Industrial strategy
Fiscal policy

The Levelling Up White Paper

Local Economies
8.2.22
Energy and inflation, Macroeconomics, Regulation and Brexit, Work, Paradigm shift
Weekly updates
Energy and inflation
Macroeconomics
Regulation and Brexit
Work
Paradigm shift
Regulation, Energy, Housing, Inflation, Tax
Weekly updates
Regulation
Energy
Housing
Inflation
Tax

Digital currencies

Finance
25.1.22
Inflation and energy, Poverty and social security, Macroeconomics, Local economies and housing, Environment and climate change
Weekly updates
Inflation and energy
Poverty and social security
Macroeconomics
Local economies and housing
Environment and climate change

House price inflation

Housing
18.1.22
Inflation and energy, Tax and inequalities, Work, Local economies, Climate change, Regulation and competition policy
Weekly updates
Inflation and energy
Tax and inequalities
Work
Local economies
Climate change
Regulation and competition policy
Covid-19 and work, Devolution and local economies, Inequalities, Climate change, Fiscal policy, Ownership
Weekly updates
Covid-19 and work
Devolution and local economies
Inequalities
Climate change
Fiscal policy
Ownership