There was plenty of data out this week suggesting a bleaker economic picture than that painted by the government and the media.
Author Archives: Tony Burke
Stoking up anti-EU sentiment may be popular with the right-wing press, but it creates uncertainty around jobs and investment.
Osborne has found it difficult to get employers’ organisations to back the scheme.
The resurrection of 1980s style Enterprise Zones is proving to be a new embarrassment for the government.
Growth is being driven by consumer credit and household debt, despite the need for exports and manufacturing
The Tories have clearly not learned the lesson of the last two decades.
The re-balancing of the economy which Osborne promised has been all but abandoned.
The new leader of the giant German union IG Metall, Detlef Wetzel, has warned German companies operating in the US against violating employment rights and opposing the right of workers to form unions.
Unite has set out ten recommendations for rebalancing the economy and developing an effective manufacturing strategy.