Economics

Is a 2014 General Election possible?

Is a 2014 General Election possible?

Not that there’s a big chance, but as the chartering classes like to chatter, the idea is being muted in tweets and blogs (Benedict Brogan…

Robots aren’t stealing our jobs

It may seem a rather odd title, but there’s a very lively debate going on in the UK and US on whether robots are stealing…

UK lags behind in R&D spend

Tera Allas, a strategic advisor at the Department for Business, has tweeted a chart that looks at absolute R&D spend (as opposed to R&D as…

Treasury needs to shift focus to business investment

ADS had one central priority for the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement: Unlocking business investment. Why? Business investment, which is key to our members’ long-term, global competitiveness, is now 24% below…