Record immigration - so why do we still have labour shortages?
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by David Smith
6M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. Readers may know, if they wake early enough, that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) releases some statistics, on topics ..read more
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Hunt did well, but history is clearly against him
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by David Smith
6M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. The chancellor, his party under intense pressure in the polls, trying to offer some cheer to his fractious MPs and ..read more
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Business investment badly needs a boost - can Hunt provide it?
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by David Smith
6M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. It is no secret that one of the themes of this week’s autumn statement will be that the chancellor wants ..read more
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Higher rates are working - but beware the risks of overkill
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by David Smith
7M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. It has been hard to ignore the actions of central banks, even after a week in which the Bank of England ..read more
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We'll be counting the costs of this high inflation for years
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by David Smith
7M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. Unlike a month ago, the latest inflation figures did not set many pulses racing. They showed the headline rate unchanged at ..read more
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Labour's winning the economic debate - but doubts remain
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by David Smith
8M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. This is a great time to be leader of the opposition and to be shadow chancellor. The polls are going well ..read more
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Is Northern Ireland's economy benefiting from 'the best of both worlds'?
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by David Smith
8M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. A few days ago, I made a short visit to Belfast. Unlike the lorries now entering Northern Ireland from the mainland ..read more
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The pound's down again, but don't expect an export bonanza
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by David Smith
8M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. The anniversary of the most disastrous set of fiscal announcements in recent British history – the mini budget of September 23 ..read more
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Pay is the key to turning this pause into a peak
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by David Smith
8M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. There was a time when a Bank of England decision not to raise interest rates was so commonplace that it barely ..read more
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One year on, Trussonomics is still inflicting damage
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by David Smith
9M ago
My regular column is available to subscribers on www.thetimes.co.uk This is an excerpt. Not to be reproduced without permission. We are approaching the anniversary of one of the strangest periods in recent UK economic and political history. I am not ..read more
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