Edmund Conway

Edmund Conway

Apr
27

Ditching the triple lock is no silver bullet for the pensions crisis

The odd thing about the triple lock – the pensions formula which has become so expensive that the government is now
3 min read
Mar
15

More than a u-turn. Why Philip Hammond's reversal on National Insurance matters

It is difficult to know where to begin. There is nothing new about u-turns from Chancellors – Lord knows George Osborne
3 min read
Jan
26

The real powerhouse of the UK economy

Which of the following sectors would you say has made the biggest contribution towards UK economic growth over the past
1 min read
Nov
23

The Autumn Statement in seven charts

As Autumn Statements go, this was both thick and thin. Thin in terms of the number of pages in the
5 min read
Nov
07

The Why, not the What. Could we Brits learn something about exit polling from the Americans?

Who voted for Brexit and why? Did the Leave vote ultimately come down to a battle between old and young?
3 min read
Sep
21
The dangers of the R word

The dangers of the R word

Even if you weren’t following the referendum campaign closely you’ll probably remember a few of the economic highlights
3 min read
Jul
14

The elephant (not) in the room

At the time of the Bank of England’s interest rate decision, no-one in the room knew who was
2 min read
Jun
24

What the...

Here are some initial stream-of-consciousness thoughts. Apologies if they’re a bit incoherent.  This much we know: today
2 min read
Feb
25
The new new normal

The new new normal

It says something about the state of the world economy that as of the latest data Britain was the G7&
2 min read
Feb
25
When crunch talks go wrong

When crunch talks go wrong

It’s a little-known fact that John Maynard Keynes was dosed up on mind-altering drugs when he carried out one
5 min read