economic policy

Of course Labour’s policies can work – they used to be the norm | Letters

Of course Labour’s policies can work – they used to be the norm | Letters

Jeremy Corbyn’s proposals were once widely accepted in pre-Thatcher Britain, says Austen Lynch, while John Forsyth writes of the economic benefit of people having more money, though Chris Pratt
Tory poll lead powers pound to 31-month high against euro

Tory poll lead powers pound to 31-month high against euro

Predictions of victory for Conservatives raise City hopes of end to Brexit uncertaintyUK general election – latest newsThe pound has risen to its highest level against the euro in more than two and a
Would Labour really save families more than £6,700 a year?

Would Labour really save families more than £6,700 a year?

We put John McDonnell’s election claim about the cost of living to the testLatest election news - live updatesJohn McDonnell claims a Labour government would save families more than £6,700 a year.
The Guardian view on Labour and Tories: radical economics now the norm | Editorial

The Guardian view on Labour and Tories: radical economics now the norm | Editorial

Whoever wins the election is likely to make sure that their heretical gamble will be vindicatedIs this election turning out to be a Lutheran moment for the Church of Economics? If one listens to the
Tories and Labour would both struggle to stay in borrowing limits – thinktank

Tories and Labour would both struggle to stay in borrowing limits – thinktank

Two main parties on track to break their own spending rules, says Resolution FoundationBoris Johnson’s election spending pledges have left a Conservative-led administration with a slender chance of
Brazil Intervenes to Prop Up Real After It Sinks to Record Low

Brazil Intervenes to Prop Up Real After It Sinks to Record Low

Brazil’s central bank stepped into the foreign exchange market Tuesday, selling dollars for the first time in three months to prop up the real after it slumped to a record low.
Just how radical is Labour’s manifesto? | Letters

Just how radical is Labour’s manifesto? | Letters

Labour’s proposals are not so dramatic by international standards, writes Joe McCarthy, while Rodney Smith remembers a time when many more services were nationalised. Plus letters from Kimon
The Guardian view on the Tory manifesto: dangerous despite its caution | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Tory manifesto: dangerous despite its caution | Editorial

The Conservative programme unveiled by Boris Johnson rests upon a central untruth: the promise to ‘Get Brexit Done’The Conservative manifesto launched today looks at first glimpse decidedly modest,
In uncertain times, a museum of money is a sure-fire winner

In uncertain times, a museum of money is a sure-fire winner

For 40 years now, British people have had to take responsibility for their financial future. An educational museum where people could learn how this is best done is long overdueWhat Britain needs is
The claim that Labour’s tax plans are ‘not credible’ is based on ideology, not fact | Paul Mason

The claim that Labour’s tax plans are ‘not credible’ is based on ideology, not fact | Paul Mason

The Institute for Fiscal Studies seems unable to imagine an economic model that is different from the one we haveThe Institute for Fiscal Studies on Thursday gifted the rightwing tabloids a key
The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative | Editorial

The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative | Editorial

Economics dominates public debate while being seen as an abstract authority over which people have little control. That must changeOn BBC Question Time on Thursday there was an exchange between an
The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative | Editorial

The Guardian view on election economics: there is an alternative | Editorial

Economics dominates public debate while being seen as an abstract authority over which people have little control. That must changeOn BBC Question Time on Thursday there was an exchange between an
UK companies hit by sharpest activity drop since Brexit vote

UK companies hit by sharpest activity drop since Brexit vote

Economy forecast to contract as services and manufacturing firms blame fall on uncertaintyBritain’s private sector companies suffered the sharpest drop in activity this month since the EU referendum,
Will corporation tax increases always lower wages and raise prices?

Will corporation tax increases always lower wages and raise prices?

John McDonnell argues it is wrong to say taxing companies inevitably costs workers Latest election news – live updatesThe shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, says it is not inevitable that when you
McDonnell rejects claims Labour would leave people worse off

McDonnell rejects claims Labour would leave people worse off

Only top 5% of earners would pay more tax under party, shadow chancellor saysJohn McDonnell has rejected suggestions that Labour’s economic policy would increase prices and lower wages, arguing that
The Guardian view on the Labour manifesto: bold pledges for anxious times | Editorial

The Guardian view on the Labour manifesto: bold pledges for anxious times | Editorial

Jeremy Corbyn has three weeks to win the argument with his strikingly radical tax and spending pledgesLabour’s 2019 general election manifesto, launched on Thursday by Jeremy Corbyn, is its most
Government borrowing hits five-year high amid election spending vows

Government borrowing hits five-year high amid election spending vows

UK ran £11.2bn deficit last month, with fastest rise in public spending in 15 yearsLatest election news – live updatesGovernment borrowing has risen to its highest October level in five years amid
UK growth will dip to 1% even if no-deal Brexit avoided, warns OECD

UK growth will dip to 1% even if no-deal Brexit avoided, warns OECD

Prospect of crashing out of EU leaves UK more exposed to global financial risks, thinktank saysThe UK’s GDP growth rate will slip to 1% next year even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided, according to the
UK growth will dip to 1% even if no-deal Brexit avoided, warns OECD

UK growth will dip to 1% even if no-deal Brexit avoided, warns OECD

Prospect of crashing out of EU leaves UK more exposed to global financial risks, thinktank saysThe UK’s GDP growth rate will slip to 1% next year even if a no-deal Brexit is avoided, according to the
Election 2019: Labour's plan to nationalise 'rip-off' companies - podcast

Election 2019: Labour's plan to nationalise 'rip-off' companies - podcast

On the day of Labour’s manifesto launch, economics editor Larry Elliott and financial editor Nils Pratley discuss the party’s radical plans to nationalise key British industries. Plus Max Rushden on