Tag Archives: Osborne

Osborne’s missing 4G billion increases pressure for cuts

The shortfall from the sale of 4g broadband capacity means chancellor George Osborne will be under increasing pressure to make greater cuts.

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Economic update – June 2012: The economy – and the government’s policies – going nowhere

The government’s rejection of stimulus measures to promote growth has left the British economy static, with declining growth and increasing inflation.

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Memo to 50p tax trashers, #2: The effective tax rate is hardly ever 58p

Alex Hern further questions the letter to the Telegraph supporting the scrapping of the 50p tax rate.

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Memo to 50p tax trashers: Laffer Curve peaks at over 75 per cent

Alex Hern defends the 50p tax rate against the economic know-nothings who would cut it to ‘boost revenue’ (their own)

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ECB bailing out British banks exposes coalition’s finance failure

Cormac Hollingsworth writes on the embarrassment for the chancellor that is the British banks RBS and Lloyds having to go to Europe for a bailout

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The ‘markets’ aren’t the economy

Alex Hern looks at how a chance change in the make-up of the Dow Jones would lead to a 2000 point difference, and asks what this tells us about economic decision-making

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Excuses, excuses, excuses: The Eurozone crisis, weakness in the US, or the wrong type of snow?

Alex Hern rebuts the FTs claim that the low growth the UK is experiencing is due to matters outside Osborne’s control.

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Growth goes down, so what will happen to the deficit?

Alex Hern uses George’s Marvellous Deficit Calculator to examine what the news of GDP contraction means for the government’s flagship deficit reduction program

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“We are spiralling into a prolonged and ghastly depression”: The economy in 2012

Ann Pettifor looks to the economy in 2012, and is not hopeful about what she sees.

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Grim economic week: 128,000 more people jobless at Christmas

Alex Hern runs through the unemployment figures. Despite minor good news for Northern Ireland and the East of England, they remain grim.

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