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1 in 3 directors think risk of recession is “high or very high”

February 23, 2012


written by Robert Pollard for New Statesman New data released by IoD reveals many of Britain’s top bosses fear double-dip. A third of Britain’s top businesses fear there is a “high or very high” risk of a double-dip recession this year, according to data published this morning. The Institute of Directors (IoD) have released results […]

NIESR chief criticises Osborne’s austerity programme

February 3, 2012


written for New Statesman by Robert Pollard Chancellor’s obsession with spending cuts could cause ‘lasting damage’ to UK economy. The fears of those who feel the government’s economic policy is flawed have been echoed by the director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR). Jonathan Portes, who served in the Cabinet Office […]

Time For A Change?

July 28, 2011


words by Robert Pollard  The current economic strategy being implemented by George Osborne came under further scrutiny this week after Britain’s latest set of growth figures made for very depressing reading. Mr Osborne’s dogmatic insistence that austerity measures are the only remedy for our economic woes looks increasingly ill-judged after figures for the second quarter […]