Category: Everyday Economics

England, the Euros, and the economy…

A few quick thoughts on the economics of the Euro 2020 football tournament and calls for a snap Bank Holiday if England beat Italy in the final. England’s sterling performances during the tournament have been great for the nation’s mood. It has been fantastic to see the country come together and have so much to … Continue reading England, the Euros, and the economy…

Should the prices of family holidays be capped outside term time?

A day rarely seems to go by without fresh calls for the government to control the price of a good or service in response to some perceived unfairness. The latest example is the outcry over the higher cost of holidays taken outside school term times. But this outcry also illustrates why, more often than not, … Continue reading Should the prices of family holidays be capped outside term time?