Austerity stripped bare

The tightened belt is still in fashion but it’s a style that is transparently thin says Geoff Tily.
For years the logic of austerity has governed UK economic policy. In his March 2018 Spring Statement, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, finally celebrated a “balanced budget”. But rather than vindicati...

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Geoff Tily

Geoff has been the TUC’s senior economist since 2014, following 25 years in the government’s economics and statistical services (including HM Treasury macro under George Osborne). He is the author …

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