Economy
My views on economic policy and the financial sector. I've campaigned with Christians on the Left on bank reform to separate risky banking from the banks which handle retail deposits.
My contribution to Aftershock, Policy Network's series on the pandemic. Progressives have much to learn from ethical or 'ESG' investors.
Policy Network, 1 October 2020
 Economic Policy 
Responding to Brian Griffiths' article in The Article on the risks of inflation.
The Article, 14 August 2020
Comments made to This is Money
The government is paralysed, and without a clear sense of direction the markets will remain shaky.
Progress, 16 November 2018
My response for the Fabian Society on the Budget, and those forecast downgrades from the OBR.
Fabian Society, 24 November 2017
A stronger opposition would be well-placed to pressure the government on its faltering economic record.
Progress, 24 March 2017
Those hardest hit by globalisation have been betrayed not by free trade, but by governments unwilling to protect them from exploitation.
Progress, 7 February 2017
Recent data showing strong performance from the UK economy do not change the long term risks of Brexit.
Progress, 1 November 2016
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 Credibility Deficit 
My contribution to Aftershock, Policy Network's series on the pandemic. Progressives have much to learn from ethical or 'ESG' investors.
Policy Network, 1 October 2020
Neither a return to pre-crash business as usual nor a politics of anti-austerity will restore Labour’s economic credibility. I outline a new economic framework to meet the challenges of our time.
Fabian Society, January 2016
My initial reaction to the government's Autumn Statement on government finances and spending.
Progress, 25 November 2015
The first Conservative budget since 1996 illustrated one lesson for Labour: how important it is to establish and maintain economic credibility.
Progress, 10 July 2015
The lessons of The Credibility Deficit, published in 2011, still apply. Here's how.
Fabian Society, 5 June 2015
As the contenders for the Labour leadership begin to set out their stalls, what are the economic questions they should be answering?
Policy Network, 22 May 2015
The Conservatives seem to be undermining what economic credibility they had.
Progress, 30 April 2015
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 Economic Indicators 
  Time
Period
Economic
Measure
Annual
Change
CPIH Aug 20   +0.5%
RPI Aug20   +0.5%
Unemployment
% adult workforce
Aug 20 4.5%  
UK GDP
% change
Q2 20 -19.8% -21.5%
Public Debt
% of GDP
Aug 20 101.9% Info
Public Borrowing
year to date
Aug 20 £173.7bn Info
  Info from the Office for National Statistics.
 Economic Blogging 
Fiscal targets explained...
Labour deficit cutting - the £50bn question
The decline in real incomes continues
GDP - a long way to catch up
UK productivity revised
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Progressive investing 
Fixing The post-Covid economy 
Labour and the coronavirus crisis 
An election of peace, good will, and hope? 
Standing for Vauxhall