Kate Andrews

Sunak warns of hardship

6 October 2020 12:05 am

When Rishi Sunak was appointed Chancellor in February, he must never have imagined that his first address to the Conservative…


Will the economy recover enough to help Trump win?

1 October 2020 5:14 am

It’s rather difficult to dissect or analyze policy areas from last night’s horrendous debate. But Freddy Gray and I attempt…

Rishi Sunak prepares UK economy for 'permanent adjustment'

24 September 2020 10:50 pm

The UK economy is no longer hibernating; it is ‘adjusting’. Today’s measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are designed to…

The vaccine goalposts have shifted

8 September 2020 3:42 am

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock provided a vaccine update this morning London time, reporting that the chances of the Oxford…

Will the next U-turn be on face masks at work?

27 August 2020 12:20 am

There’s a new trend emerging when it comes to Covid-19 policy: where Scotland leads, England follows. In recent weeks, decisions…

Public Health England scrapped over handling of Covid crisis

16 August 2020 7:35 am

Health Secretary Matt Hancock is set to scrap Public Health England (PHE), according to the Sunday Telegraph – the body that was…

In the race to recovery, Britain is losing

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Britain is losing the race to recovery

Has Sweden been vindicated?

6 August 2020 2:56 am

Sweden has released growth figures for the second quarter – a contraction of 8.6 per cent – and two narratives…


No, Trump can’t delay the election

31 July 2020 12:10 am

While cries of ‘authoritarian dictator’ have been lobbied at the President by America’s progressives over the past three and a…

The Prime Minister's plan for ‘significant normality’

17 July 2020 9:31 pm

Normally Fridays are spent thinking about how to unwind from work. Today though Boris Johnson announced changes to government guidance…

Are we heading towards Boris vs the Bank?

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Big spending. Huge debts. What can possibly go wrong?

Does Boris's 'new deal' offer anything new?

1 July 2020 1:34 am

Today Boris Johnson launched his ‘new deal’ for Britain – billed as an economic recovery plan to follow the Covid…

The truth about America’s police culture

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The truth about America’s police culture

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…


The truth about America’s police culture

11 June 2020 1:31 pm

America can often look, to outsiders, like a country of two warring tribes: the Trumpish anti-PC brigade vs the woke…

donald trump jobs polls

America’s 2.5 million jobs miracle

6 June 2020 2:01 am

The US economy created 2.5 million jobs last month — the biggest monthly jobs gain since records began a century…

Could negative gilt yields be Boris Johnson's magic money tree?

20 May 2020 11:56 pm

A few months ago, Boris Johnson fought a general election saying that there was no ‘magic money tree’ and accusing…


Stimulus squabble marks a return to politics as usual

17 May 2020 5:36 am

Who is the proposed new $3 trillion stimulus package designed to help? If enacted, the bill — which narrowly passed…

Do the experts believe in the R number?

17 May 2020 3:27 am

The R-number has been declared the most important metric in monitoring Covid in Britain. For young children to return to school…

Can we rely on a V-shaped recovery?

8 May 2020 12:01 am

Can the UK expect a V-shape recovery? The Bank of England has this morning published data revealing very deep V,…

The problem with immunity passports

4 May 2020 9:01 pm

Could we see ‘immunity passports’ in Britain? Ministers are reportedly discussing them as a route out of lockdown. According to today’s…

If austerity is off the table, how do we pay for Covid-19 costs?

25 April 2020 1:11 am

What is the true cost of Covid-19? No one knows – yet. But it’s not going to be cheap. The…

Coronomics: Ordinary remedies won’t be enough for a surreal crash

4 April 2020 9:00 am

The crash is surreal – and ordinary remedies won’t be enough

Rishi Sunak's 'unprecedented' wage guarantee

21 March 2020 6:15 am

When Chancellor Riski Sunak unleashed a colossal package for business earlier this week, with over £350bn in loans, grants and…

Will the Chancellor's £330bn stimulus tackle Covid-19 fears?

18 March 2020 6:26 am

Last week’s £12bn stimulus package to tackle the health and economic consequences of Covid-19 now seems like a drop in…