Economic policy

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A green recovery bond will enable the government to fund its climate pledges | Letter
Letter: Caroline Lucas MP, Clive Lewis MP, Colin Hines and Richard Murphy call on Rishi Sunak to unveil a new market-leading bond to create jobs and decarbonise homes


14, May, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Rachel Reeves to consult Joe Biden’s team on Labour’s economic offer
Shadow chancellor will discuss how party can appeal to blue-collar voters and urban graduates

Jessica Elgot Deputy political editor

14, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Senior Bank of England policymaker warns of inflation risk
Andy Haldane says economic recovery will resemble bouncing tennis ball and outpace US this year

Phillip Inman

13, May, 2021 @10:51 AM

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The Guardian view on the UK economy: vaccine bounce? This is a vaccine bubble | Editorial
Editorial: However welcome this bounceback, it contains dangers – in the housing market, in the event of another Covid wave, and in terms of righting a lopsided economy


12, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Rachel Reeves decries lack of employment bill in Queen’s speech
New shadow chancellor faces Rishi Sunak in Commons for first time and signals intent to recoup lost voters

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, May, 2021 @5:17 PM

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EU economy forecast to rebound faster thanks to Covid vaccine
Shadow of coronavirus beginning to lift from Europe’s economy, says EU’s economics commissioner

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

12, May, 2021 @11:41 AM

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Starmer accuses Johnson of ‘short-term gimmicks’ after Queen’s speech
Monarch unveils prime minister’s plans on free speech, policing and voter ID in pared-back ceremony

Peter Walker and Lisa O'Carroll

11, May, 2021 @3:57 PM

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Post-Brexit trade deals mean firms will miss out on freeport benefits
Government admits agreements with 23 countries include clauses prohibiting use of tax breaks

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, May, 2021 @4:56 PM

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Labour needs new message as Tories reshape economic policy around towns | Richard Partington
For decades, cities had been prioritised as the engine of growth, with London at the apex

Richard Partington

09, May, 2021 @1:34 PM

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It’s not just in Britain – across Europe, social democracy is losing its way | Tarik Abou-Chadi & Jane Gingrich
Labour’s election defeat illustrates a failure by the left to communicate a clear economic vision rather than a loss of working-class votes

Tarik Abou-Chadi and Jane Gingrich

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Italy’s birthrate is falling. Can the storks help?
Last year, the population of Europe’s fourth biggest economy dropped by the equivalent of a city the size of Florence. Yet the northern hamlets of Val d’Ultimo have found ways to buck the trend

Angela Giuffrida in Bolzano

08, May, 2021 @5:03 PM

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Are there too many people? All bets are off
For decades, scientists and economists have been making wagers about the outcome of population growth. Now, more than ever, their speculations need to be taken seriously

Laura Spinney

08, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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