Each of us has the ability to go it alone

Growth in self-employment boosts output and tax revenues – it should be embraced

British job market surges in the regions

The gains are nationwide, some of the more surprising are happening far from London

UK’s productivity problem is easily solved

Cyclical forces should drag up the performance of productivity

Bank of England: Crashing the party

The central bank has new tools to stop bubbles. Now they face their first test

Prudential policy is not everything

Curbs on risky mortgages are not an alternative to higher interest rates

Critics should heed good IMF advice

With the general election in the offing, the fund can help the parties produce sensible manifestos

The BoE has good reasons to tighten

Bank should prepare markets for the first of a series of gradual rises, beginning in the autumn

The BoE needs to curb its dovishness

The central bank is biased against higher interest rates

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The mysteries of the UK economy unravel

Three almost universally held ‘truths’ will wither when new standards are adopted

Hollow claims ring out over UK economy

As a chancellor who has suffered much abuse, George Osborne is only giving what he has received

Caution is the byword for squeezed UK

Tory optimism about growth is unlikely to cheer the vast majority of households

Rescue the BoE tapes from the dustbin

Mark Carney should exert his executive power to stop the routine destruction of records

Britain’s recovery is rooted overseas

The sale of multimillion-pound London flats to foreign billionaires ranks as an export success

Carney must avoid more unforced error

The BoE hitched its wagon to unemployment when what it really cared about was recovery

BoE in need of more enduring policy

Rates plan undone by poor forecast of unemployment

Carney is dressing old policy in new clothes

The big question is whether declining unemployment has been a false omen of economic recovery

Global economy faces productivity riddle

Hopes for living standards in rich and poorer states may be dashed

Carney must consider raising rates

The Bank of England has been proved wrong over its forecasts on unemployment

Consumption is not just for Christmas

It is deeply patronising to fret that the little people are buying too much for their own good

The young are being squeezed by the old

Employers forced to make good on final salary promises are having to find the money from somewhere

ABOUT CHRIS

Chris Giles Chris Giles is the Economics Editor of the Financial Times. Before that he was a leader writer.

He reports on international and UK economics and writes a fortnightly column on the UK economy.

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