Category - economics

  • June 22, 2010

    Amid the welter of statistics and analysis which is pouring forth around Chancellor George Osborne's emergency budget, those who care for social justice should not let their eyes stray from the sleights of hand that rest at its core.

  • June 22, 2010

    In the run-up to the government's 'emergency budget', the overwhelming political consensus, parroted each day by the BBC’s economic correspondents, is that ’balancing the budget’ and ’slashing the deficit’ is now a national priority.

  • May 27, 2010

    The Church of Scotland has announced the members of its new Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity, which will take two years exploring basic ethical and moral questions.

  • April 29, 2010

    Analysis conducted by Opinion Research Business for Unlock Democracy’s innovative Vote Match project shows economic issues at the top of voters’ thinking.

  • April 22, 2010

    Opinion is divided about how far the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gone in its proposals for how to make the banks pay for the crisis, says Owen Tudor. For some, it has taken some unexpectedly radical steps forward, but for others it has not yet produced an adequate solution.

  • April 13, 2010

    A Bangladeshi economist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for championing microcredit loans to the poor, wants urgent re-invention of global finance to end poverty.

  • March 25, 2010

    The government appears likely to miss its target of halving child poverty by 2010 by at least 600,000 children, according to figures given in yesterday's budget and highlighted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

  • March 25, 2010

    What do yesterday's announcements mean in terms of tackling the economic crisis, its main victims, and the climate change challenge? Here is my more or less immediate response to Alistair Darling’s final budget.

  • March 24, 2010

    As the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to deliver his budget today, he has been urged to lay “the foundations of a green future” by the campaigning group Friends of the Earth.

  • March 4, 2010

    Church and fair finance groups are due to meet in Edinburgh to look at what ethical and socially responsible banking and investment can mean for churches and the wider community.