Kate Andrews

Joining CPTPP shows Britain is finally seizing the benefits of Brexit

30 March 2023 10:34 pm

Even the most ardent Brexiteers would likely admit that the UK has been slow to embrace one of the biggest…

Can the Bank of England escape the blame for the inflation spike?

29 March 2023 12:00 am

Who, or what, is responsible for the UK’s sky-high inflation rate? Not me, says the Bank of England’s governor. Andrew…

Will the interest rate hike be enough to tame inflation?

24 March 2023 12:22 am

There was no easy option for the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) this week. Raising interest rates, even…

Why is inflation going back up?

22 March 2023 8:09 pm

For the past few months, the debate over inflation in Britain has centred around just how fast the rate might…

Has government borrowing really been brought under control?

21 March 2023 10:08 pm

To what extent have the public finances really been brought under control? This morning’s update from the Office for National…

Is the banking system on the brink?

20 March 2023 9:13 am

Has a full-scale banking crisis been avoided? UBS has just swooped to take over its rival Credit Suisse, paying for…

Crash test: the new era of economic uncertainty

18 March 2023 9:00 am

We are in a new era of economic uncertainty

Welcome to Big State Toryism

18 March 2023 12:01 am

A million pounds is very small change in the context of wider government spending – especially compared to the £20…

The biggest Budget surprise wasn’t one of Jeremy Hunt’s announcements

16 March 2023 2:41 am

The biggest surprise from today’s Budget was not an announcement, but the forecasts that gave Jeremy Hunt room for manoeuvre.…

Britain’s cooling labour market could spell trouble for Hunt

14 March 2023 9:40 pm

Is the UK’s labour market cooling down? While unemployment remains unchanged at 3.7 per cent, according to today’s update from the Office…

Jeremy Hunt defends the Tories’ long-term economic record

12 March 2023 10:27 pm

A Chancellor’s Sunday media appearance before a Budget often serves as a ‘free pass’ – not because difficult questions aren’t…

What the right gets wrong on illegal immigration

11 March 2023 5:00 pm

The government’s plans for the Illegal Migration Bill – which would see virtually all people arriving outside formal, legal channels…

GDP grows by 0.3% – but the UK economy remains stagnant

10 March 2023 7:56 pm

This morning’s release from the Office for National Statistics shows the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in January – an…

Dyson tells Hunt: your tax grab sucks

7 March 2023 1:45 am

As tax rates rise in the UK, so do business jitters. The windfall tax on oil and gas companies –…

The toxic cult of self-love

18 February 2023 9:00 am

I used to think that the early hours of the morning were for sleeping. Sometimes they might become an extension,…

Would Liz Truss’s ‘economic Nato’ work against China?

17 February 2023 9:51 pm

It was only a few weeks ago that Liz Truss started commenting on domestic policy again, speaking to The Spectator…

Inflation falls to 10.1% – but is still at a 40-year high

15 February 2023 8:02 pm

Inflation remains at near a 40-year high – but finally, we’re starting to see some signs of good news. This…

Britain’s absent workers are slowly being lured back into employment

14 February 2023 8:36 pm

The latest labour market update – published by the Office for National Statistics this morning – looks a lot like…

Whither forecasts?

11 February 2023 9:00 am

Liz Truss vs the OBR

Britain avoids recession – for now

10 February 2023 7:48 pm

Britain has avoided recession – for now. This morning’s update from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that there…

Was Liz Truss denied a ‘realistic chance’ to succeed?

5 February 2023 5:49 pm

‘I assumed upon entering Downing Street that my mandate would be respected and accepted. How wrong I was.’ This is…

Have interest rates finally peaked?

3 February 2023 12:17 am

Markets expected another interest rate rise today of 50 basis points. That’s exactly what they got. This afternoon the Bank…

Government borrowing hits £27.4 billion

24 January 2023 9:34 pm

Rishi Sunak ruffled his own party’s feathers last week when – in reference to last autumn’s market turmoil – he…

Inflation is coming down – but when will we start to feel better off?

20 January 2023 10:00 pm

Despite this week’s inflation update, broad consensus remains that the headline rate is going to fall – significantly – this…

Are we being too downbeat about Britain’s economy?

18 January 2023 4:57 am

Economic optimism is in short supply these days – but has pessimism about the UK’s economy been overegged by the…