The poor state of the UK economy

The post-recession economic recovery in the UK has been far from great. The coronavirus outbreak hit the British economy harder than most, with GDP falling 12% in 2020 – the third largest contraction in the G20. GDP in six of the twenty G20 nations is now above pre-pandemic levels; at the same time, the UKContinue reading “The poor state of the UK economy”

Productive potential growth within an economy

Productive potential growth in an economy is a catalyst for growing living standards and prosperity. Productive potential refers to the potential output within an economy. The adoption of new production techniques increases the productive potential within an economy, as is the case with an increase in the availability of new resources and technology. However, neitherContinue reading “Productive potential growth within an economy”

Build Back Better?

During his Presidential campaign in 2020, Joe Biden ran on a ‘Build Back Better’ platform, promising to improve American infrastructure and public services in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Following its outbreak, the virus has caused a huge spike in unemployment, having risen from 3.7% prior to the pandemic to 13.5% at its peak.Continue reading “Build Back Better?”

The Economic legacy of the Blair administration

Tony Blair became Prime Minister in 1997. This came after a landslide election victory in which the Labour Party gained 145 seats, taking them to a total of 418 seats. With a majority of 179 seats, the Labour government held the largest parliamentary majority since 1935. The transformation of the Labour Party into ‘New Labour’Continue reading “The Economic legacy of the Blair administration”