Nicola Smith

How can we boost productivity to benefit working people?

Mathewe Bennett  |  20 October 2015

The last of the Progress debates, the productivity discussion was also one of the liveliest, and personally most enjoyable debates across the three days. In her opening statement, Nita Clarke introduced the topic as ‘the most important issue of our time’, a bold statement, but not without merit – low productivity is one of the …

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Carrying on regardless

Nicola Smith  |  21 March 2013

The facts have changed but George Osborne has failed to change his mind. Our economy is set to grow at less than a quarter of the rate he previously predicted it would and by the time of the next election will likely remain smaller than before the financial crash. The great British economic experiment has …

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