Stephen Beer

Stephen Beer

Stephen Beer is chief investment officer at the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church. He blogs at www.stephenbeer.com . This article represents his personal opinion. @stephen_beer

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Budget 2017: missed opportunities

Stephen Beer

The story of the autumn budget this year is one of missed opportunities combined with a very big reality check. We should embrace it as cathartic. It is only by recognising the extent of the challenges facing the UK economy that we can begin to formulate policies which are worthy of them. The budget was…

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Exit from the EU

Stephen Beer

What is happening to the UK post-referendum and how should Labour respond? The decision to leave the European Union was, amongst other things, a shock to the economy. However, the economic and financial reaction so far has been mixed and has not followed the exact script laid down by the remain campaign. It is important…

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Credibility now

Stephen Beer

Labour’s new leadership intends to reset its economic policy. However, Labour needs to do much more than find the right policies. It needs to fundamentally rethink the basis for its economic platform, making sure it is relevant to today’s economy and reflects progressive values. The economic approach of the New Labour years no longer applies…