Monday, 11 September 2017

Don’t overdo the productivity pessimism

Economists disagree on lots of things, but on one thing at least there is a consensus. Productivity, or the efficiency..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 4 September 2017

In case you missed it: what happened this summer

With the return to work underway here’s our summary of the key developments in the global economy and in politics..

By Ian Stewart


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Europe's cheapest housing market - Portugal or a UK region?

UK house prices have recovered from the slump that followed the financial crisis. According to the Office of National Statistics..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 21 August 2017

Have older people stolen their children’s future?

Fairness between generations is a hot topic. There’s a widespread sense that older and retired people have come through the..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 3 July 2017

Savings slump, credit booms

News last week of a collapse in the UK savings ratio and a surge in consumer borrowing suggest that the..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 26 June 2017

The changing nature of work

In what has been a rather lacklustre economic recovery one standout success for the UK has been job creation. In..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 19 June 2017

Whatever happened to austerity?

Last week a Times headline proclaimed that “Austerity is Over” in the UK. It may have been an exaggeration, but..

By Ian Stewart


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The plight of white working-class America

Ian Stewart is Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. This is an abridged version of his Monday Briefing, a succinct and eclectic..

By Ian Stewart


Monday, 27 March 2017

Hoping for a normal, not a New Normal, recovery

Ian Stewart is Deloitte’s Chief Economist in the UK. This is an abridged version of his Monday Briefing, a succinct and eclectic..

By Ian Stewart