Claydon and Hollick challenge the 'rhetoric of risk', which demands that the banking sector pursues ever-more conservative trading conditions and results in counterproductive moves by the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee. In the authors' words, banks are like patients who have been rehabilitated but are still required to behave like they're ill. The outcome is that they are unable to play a full role in lending to support economic growth, punishing the valuable SMEs sector and creating social problems around housing and personal finance.
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.