Category Archives: Economy

General posts about economic issues.

Is Regional Growth Fund a flight of fancy?

With the deadline for bids in round 2 of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) looming (1 July 2011), I am surprised at the lack of opinion on the initiative.  Sir Ian Wrigglesworth assures us that interest is high, as does … Continue reading

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Home working: an Olympic effort?

With the government calling for more people to work from home during the 2012 Olympics, corporate bosses across the capital will be waking-up with night sweats from increasingly recurring nightmares about their employees watching “The Games” at their expense. And … Continue reading

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What future for the property-owning democracy?

Since 1994, when I took out my first mortgage, I have been predicting that my generation would probably be the last to automatically expect to be home owners. My prediction was based on nothing more than observing that more-and-more money … Continue reading

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Europe in the zone?

Worrying but unsurprising that GDP in the UK is trailing that of the majority of its European partners. We have, in many respects, a tougher job to do from a less diverse economic base than those of the EU growth … Continue reading

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