All posts by: Andrew Sentance

UK unemployment is over 2 million and rising

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures today which show that the 3-month unemployment rate remained near record lows at 3.9% in June.
Furthermore, the single-month rate fell from 4.1% in May to 3.8% in June, which appears at odds with announced job losses acro…

March 2020 Budget – battling the fiscal headwinds

Napoleon Bonaparte is widely quoted as saying he would rather have lucky generals who win battles than good generals.

The “general” in charge of the British economy – Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak – has had a fair degree of luck in his political career so far…

Investing for sustainable growth

Andrew Sentance argues that to achieve a net zero economy by 2050 the UK government must invest now.
The economic model that has developed in the UK and other major economies over the past 250 years of industrialisation and economic development is heavily dependent on the burnin…