from MacroScope:

Teachers, leisure workers the biggest losers from UK’s wage woes

November 21, 2014

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Teaching staff and leisure workers have taken the biggest hit to their take home pay in real terms over the last three years, according to the latest edition of Britain's most comprehensive survey of the labour market.

from Breakingviews:

Scots’ no to independence still leaves UK in limbo

September 19, 2014

By George Hay

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from John Lloyd:

No gimmicks, just 10 good reasons why Scotland shouldn’t leave the UK

By John Lloyd
September 11, 2014

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Readers of a romantic bent, perhaps Scots or descendants of Scots, may think that it would be cool for Scotland to vote for independence from the United Kingdom next Thursday.

from The Great Debate:

Scotland can expect one heckuva hangover after independence vote – yes or no

By Bill Coles
September 10, 2014

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Scotland will soon be suffering from a monumental hangover. There will be a lot of hurt heads, a lot of tears and, without a doubt, an immense amount of anger that will last who knows how long -- weeks, months, maybe even years -- if Alex Salmond’s dream of independence comes true.

from MacroScope:

Britain’s export recovery looking a little more elusive

August 1, 2014

It looks like Britain might have to wait a while longer before its much-touted export recovery materialises.

from MacroScope:

Key to UK interest rate hike, pay data, still a muddle

July 8, 2014

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Bank of England rate setters meeting this week should be in cordial agreement that Britain's economy is growing at a decent pace, and that price pressures look mostly in check at the moment.

from Hugo Dixon:

How to fix the UK’s housing mess

By Hugo Dixon
May 19, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Do national champions merit protection?

By Hugo Dixon
May 5, 2014

By Hugo Dixon

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Astra has small tactical advantage over Pfizer

May 1, 2014

By Christopher Hughes and Neil Unmack
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from MacroScope:

Deconstructing UK job numbers

April 16, 2014

On the face of it, the good news for the British government keeps on coming. Britain’s economy grew surprisingly fast last year and inflation fell below the Bank of England’s target for the first time in over four years in January. The government this month even got a nod from the International Monetary Fund which only last year criticized its austerity programme.