Has the Bank of England lost its marbles

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Has the Bank of England lost its marbles

August 7th, 2009

…..or does it know something we don’t know? Imagine that the UK economy is like a massive oil tanker. On board, one of the seamen spots an iceberg, and the great ship’s wheel is turned by the captain with a … Continued

Inflation dips below target

August 6th, 2009

UK inflation fell below the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) target of 2% for the first time since September 2007 during June. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.8% year on year during the month, compared with an increase of … Continued

Your choices for a healthy retirement

August 6th, 2009

Assuming you have saved diligently over the years, when you reach retirement age you will have some important choices to make – the first being when that retirement age will be. As the minimum age increases from 50 to 55 … Continued

Should we abolish final salary pension schemes?

August 3rd, 2009

Write down a list of numbers from 1 to 10. Then next to each number think of something with a corresponding level of controversy. So, next to 1 something fairly uncontroversial, such as that the Labour party will probably lose … Continued

The Economy In Six Reports

July 16th, 2009

Quite possibly, the six most important sets of economics stats on the UK economy have seen the light of day recently. The latest official inflation figures are out. Official data on unemployment (which is bad), and data on trade (which … Continued

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