Kate Andrews

Is Britain's economic recovery still on track?

14 October 2021 3:05 am

Compared with July, August’s GDP boost looks much healthier — but that’s not saying much. Originally thought to have stagnated…

A global corporation tax is a terrible mistake

10 October 2021 8:57 am

International cooperation is alive and well – at least when it comes to raising taxes. One hundred and thirty six…

Sunak faces the free-marketeers

6 October 2021 7:47 am

Rishi Sunak didn’t give too much away tonight when he spoke at the ThinkTent Conservative Party Conference. The Chancellor is…

Running on empty: the government is out of fuel – and ideas

2 October 2021 9:00 am

The government has no ideas and no direction

The flaw in Labour's economic attacks

28 September 2021 12:05 am

Labour avidly disagrees with the Tories’ plan to fill budget gaps by hiking National Insurance. So what would they do…

China and the WHO are given an easy ride in the Covid blame game

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Are you ready to relive 2020? That’s what Adam Tooze is offering as he tells the story of Covid-19 through…

Tories scrap mandatory vaccine passports

13 September 2021 8:56 am

On BBC One’s Andrew Marr show Sajid Javid confirmed that plans for domestic vaccine passports in England were on the…

Covid pingdemic takes its toll on Britain's economic bounce-back

11 September 2021 1:41 am

The arrival of ‘freedom day’ on 19 July enabled people to return to concerts, festivals, and ditch social distancing, but…

The government’s social care reform plans don’t add up

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The government’s social care reform plans are all wrong

Boris could pay a big price for his flawed social care shake-up

3 September 2021 10:42 pm

Boris Johnson pledged to ‘fix the crisis in social care’ over two years ago. Next week, the Prime Minister is…

The Bank of England's new monetary hawk

2 September 2021 1:55 am

Andy Haldane’s departure from the Bank of England opened up one of the most influential roles in guiding UK monetary…

Vaccine efficacy and the case for living with the virus

26 August 2021 10:34 am

How fast does Covid vaccine protection wear off? New data from the Zoe Covid Study, published today, tries to quantify…

Biden risks undermining America’s moral authority

17 August 2021 7:45 am

Joe Biden is facing what will likely be the defining event of his presidency. The gains made in Afghanistan are…

America’s surprisingly disappointing GDP growth

30 July 2021 8:32 am

America’s economy has officially recovered to its pre-pandemic levels, as Q2 GDP figures saw an annualised increase of 6.5 per…

Vaccine passports could threaten the employment recovery

29 July 2021 9:45 pm

Alongside the UK’s latest step in reopening, optimistic forecasts have been rolling in concerning the economy’s timeline for returning to…

Whitehall’s Covid gloom could harm our economic recovery

28 July 2021 7:52 am

As the government continues to put forward an extremely cautiousnarrative about re-opening, more evidence emerged today that the economy issurging…

Party time: the price of freedom

24 July 2021 9:00 am

Party time depends on following the party line

What the NHS pay rise says about Boris Johnson's priorities

23 July 2021 3:03 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Two days ago, a leaked report revealed that the government was considering using a national insurance…

In the post-pandemic economy, the workers are the boss

17 July 2021 9:00 am

In the post-pandemic economy, workers have the upper hand

Britain is ill-prepared to deal with rising inflation

15 July 2021 8:03 am

Inflation is on the rise again. For the third consecutive month, the Consumer Prices index outpaced the forecasters’ consensus, landing at…

Follow the science – it's time to unlock

8 July 2021 9:10 am

Shortly before Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer were slugging it out in PMQs — debating whether the mass-lifting of restrictions…

What is the purpose of test and trace?

7 July 2021 8:59 am

At yesterday’s press conference, Boris Johnson announced that his government was shelving plans for domestic ‘Covid certificates’ (i.e. vaccine passports),…

The new Covid divide: one rule for the elite, another for the rest of us

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Politicians made the rules – so they know how to bend them

Hancock has made a mockery of his own rules

26 June 2021 8:37 am

How much trouble is Matt Hancock in? The Sun splashes this morning on the Health Secretary’s affair with aide Gina…

The true cost of cheap money: an interview with Andy Haldane

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Andy Haldane on the true cost of cheap money