Brexit pessimists are having a field day following official confirmation that UK exports to the EU slumped in January – and they have a point. Anything that increases the cost of doing business across borders was always likely to reduce trade. Nonetheless, the first month’s trade figures after the end of the transition period are … Continue reading Is Britain winning or losing from Brexit?
Here are the slides from a v-talk I gave today (1 March 2021) to A-level students of politics… politics-of-covid-1-mar-2021Download This follows up an earlier presentation on the economics... economics-of-covid-25-feb-2021Download
Here are the slides from a v-talk I gave today (25 February 2021) to A-level students... economics-of-covid-25-feb-2021Download
The latest UK GDP numbers were better than expected, but it would still be dangerous to raise taxes in the March Budget. This would be far too soon after a year when the economy contracted by nearly 10% and with a renewed decline almost certain this quarter. To recap, UK GDP rose by 1.2% m/m in December … Continue reading Big freeze in GDP should keep tax hikes on ice too