'If the next government tries to follow the chancellor's stated deficit reduction path, one of two outcomes is likely. Either it will succeed in the short term only because the household sector takes on debt at a faster pace than it did before the financial crisis – with the associated risk of a house-price bubble and burst, followed by a recession and ultimately a new blow-out in the government deficit. Or it will fail even in the short term because the necessary adjustment in other sectors occurs only through weaker growth. Neither of these appears to be a sustainable basis for economic recovery.'
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.