Kate Andrews

In defence of the latest high migration figures

24 November 2023 5:05 am

The debate over migration figures released today seems to be whether or not we’ve reached a new ‘record high’. The…

The truth about Hunt’s ‘tax cutting’ Autumn Statement

23 November 2023 2:11 am

Jeremy Hunt’s March Budget was an exercise in Big State Toryism. It lacked meaningful tax cuts, was full of new spending promises,…

Can Jeremy Hunt cut taxes in good conscience?

21 November 2023 8:34 pm

When the government announces a range of tax cuts tomorrow, it has pledged to do so in a ‘sustainable’ way.…

Why have Sunak and Hunt suddenly decided they want tax cuts?

21 November 2023 4:32 am

The government’s transition on taxes has taken place at lightning speed. We’ve gone from chancellor Jeremy Hunt hinting at tax…

Sunak makes more pledges – but what happened to his last five?

21 November 2023 12:31 am

In his speech in north London his morning, the Prime Minister confirmed that tax cuts are coming this Wednesday, as…

What changed Hunt’s mind on tax cuts?

19 November 2023 11:54 pm

Has Jeremy Hunt had a change of heart or a change of circumstances? The Chancellor has spent the past few…

Sunak meets first pledge as the rate of inflation halves

15 November 2023 7:50 pm

Inflation has slowed significantly, according to the latest update from the Office for National Statistics. The headline rate was 4.6 per cent…

The UK labour market is beginning to cool

14 November 2023 9:37 pm

Slowly but surely, the labour market in the UK appears to be cooling down. Data from the Office for National Statistics this…

The spectre of recession continues to haunt the UK economy

10 November 2023 8:11 pm

The UK economy grew 0.2 per cent in September. This followed 0.1 per cent growth in August, revised downwards from…

After 13 years of Tory rule, is this it?

8 November 2023 2:55 am

There were no big surprises in the King’s Speech today. That’s a shame. Rishi Sunak and his ministers like to…

Has the Bank of England done enough to stave off recession?

3 November 2023 12:08 am

The Bank of England has held interest rates at their 15-year high for a second time. Markets were expecting another…

What can Rishi learn from the EU’s plummeting inflation rate?

1 November 2023 12:10 am

Good headlines are coming out of the Eurozone this morning, as the inflation rate slowed to 2.9 per cent in…

Rishi’s smoking ban inspired me to light a cigarette

28 October 2023 9:00 am

What has Rishi Sunak’s government achieved in its first year? The highlights include a renegotiated Brexit policy and setting more…

Pressure is mounting for Jeremy Hunt to find tax cuts

20 October 2023 9:12 pm

Timing is a funny thing. The Chancellor received some good news about the public finances this morning, just when everyone…

Has inflation stuck?

18 October 2023 8:04 pm

‘As we have seen across other G7 countries, inflation rarely falls in a straight line,’ said Chancellor Jeremy Hunt this…

Say goodbye to tax cuts?

17 October 2023 9:25 pm

‘We are in a horrible fiscal bind’ says the Institute for Fiscal Studies this morning, as it publishes its Green Budget…

As oil prices rise, the permacrisis continues

13 October 2023 11:22 pm

It was a year ago this weekend that Liz Truss sacked her chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, over the fallout of their…

Is the IMF right to be this pessimistic about the UK economy?

10 October 2023 11:35 pm

The International Monetary fund has published its biannual World Economic Outlook report – and it’s more bad news for the UK. While…

Labour’s grand plan? More borrowing

10 October 2023 1:17 am

Rachel Reeves’s speech at Labour party conference was an attempt to show how the party’s economic strategy differs from the…

Is Mitt Romney behind Akshata Murthy’s appearance?

5 October 2023 12:55 am

Is Akshata Murthy using the Ann Romney playbook? Rishi Sunak’s wife made an unexpected appearance on the main stage at…

Jeremy Hunt: we underestimated the impact of money-printing

4 October 2023 3:13 am

Speaking at the Centre for Policy Studies fringe event at Conservative party conference this afternoon, Jeremy Hunt reiterated once again…

How do I know I’m an adult? I’m given unsolicited feedback

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Adulthood was once determined by age, but now we’ve extended childhood far beyond the teenage years. If the government gets its…

Slow economic growth won’t help the Tories reduce the tax burden

29 September 2023 7:34 pm

The Office for National Statistics has released the UK’s quarterly national accounts this morning, which show growth in the second quarter of…

Welcome to ‘sick note Britain’

26 September 2023 11:54 pm

Is the country morphing into ‘sick note Britain’? According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the average…

Is Jeremy Hunt right that tax cuts are ‘virtually impossible’?

22 September 2023 11:17 pm

No one was expecting a big tax cut this year. Rishi Sunak’s government has been clear that 2023 is for…