Beneath the obvious policy differences between Labour and National lies a tacit consensus on fundamental economic settings. Until that changes, political choice will be constrained.
The former chancellor and shadow chancellor have revealed how their parties collaborated on devising some of the most damaging policies of the past 20 years.
More than a decade of austerity in English local government has squeezed councils to their utter financial limits.
Evidence shows austerity has wide-ranging consequences for health.
It’s not always the case that poorer citizens want more public spending and richer people want less.
Numbers obtained through a freedom of information request reveal the dire state of the legal aid sector in England and Wales.
The conditions placed on countries borrowing money from the International Monetary Fund have further disadvantaged these countries economically.
Although English to speakers of other languages (Esol) is treated like any other subject, it can offer far more to those learners.
Prioritising economic growth without a plan to curb exploitative business practices is not a solution. The UK needs a return to the forward-thinking social reforms of 1945.
We talk about ‘fiscal responsibility’ but rarely are a government’s annual accounting exercises assessed in ethical terms.
There are at least five errors that marred the currency redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, most of which could have been avoided.
Public spending cuts and the soaring cost of living will not only affect people lives now, but could trickle down through generations.
Cutting infrastructure spending and maintaining the pensions triple lock are among the questionable moves in Jeremy Hunt’s statement.
Used wisely, public debt could be a way to improve things for our children and grandchildren.
With an election ahead and finances stretched to capacity, the prime minister has a difficult balancing act to strike.
More people died from the austerity in the five years before the pandemic than have died from COVID since.
The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
Mega-events like the Olympics have the potential to start important conversations around societal change. But improving the lives of disabled people takes much more than that.
The promised £39 million is not enough to ‘level up’ park provision in the UK.
The prime minister’s party has long sought to reconcile political popularity with fiscal constraint.