The Great Debate UK

Why we should listen to David Cameron’s warning on the economy

November 19, 2014

With six months to go until the next general election and a few days from an all-important by-election, Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the global economy is at risk from another recession. This came less than a week after the Bank of England said that the UK economy is likely to grow at a healthy 3.5 percent this year and it could even weather the storm from weak growth across the Channel.

from Breakingviews:

Cameron takes deficit amnesia to a new level

October 1, 2014

By Ian Campbell

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

Is controlling your own pension really a good thing?

March 20, 2014

A central pillar of George Osborne’s 2014 budget was the announcement that pensioners will no longer have to buy an annuity upon retirement and that they would have more control of their pensions pots, including the freedom to withdraw cash without incurring penalty tax changes.

Backing up the rhetoric

By Guest Contributor
March 20, 2014

John Angood–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The Mediocrity Trap

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Sheila Lawler–Sheila Lawlor is Director of the London Think Tank, Politeia. The opinions expressed are her own.–

A good news story

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

–Cathy Corrie is a researcher at the independent think tank Reform. The opinions expressed are her own.–

Osborne’s pre-election gimmicks do little to address Britain’s long-term economic problems

By Guest Contributor
March 19, 2014

Richard Wellings

–Dr Richard Wellings is Deputy Editorial Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Predictions and wish list for the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–John Angood is Tax Senior Manager at BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Budget day: Politics not economics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–Sam Hill is Senior UK economist at RBC. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Budget preview: Don’t expect pyrotechnics

By Guest Contributor
March 17, 2014

–Nick Beecroft is Chairman, Saxo Capital Markets, Saxo Bank. The opinions expressed are his own.–