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Autumn Statement reaction: This could be just the start

Andrew Harrop

This wasn’t a Brexit Budget, it was a Brexit uncertainty Budget. Almost all the dire economic and fiscal news that was revealed today was the result, not of Brexit itself, but of the referendum decision and the pending Article 50 negotiation. This could be just the start. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s assumptions about 2017…

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March of the waiters

Cameron Tait

In the mid-19th century, Britain was a nation of makers with over one third of the workforce employed in manufacturing. But Fabian Society analysis shows the long-term decline of British manufacturing means it now employs only marginally more people than the hospitality industry, and a crossover is imminent.  In his memoirs, John Cole, a former…

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