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  • Sat, 08 Feb 2020 06:00:39 GMT

    Brexit: mourning the economic and personal damage

    Britain has left the European Union (EU). The loss I feel is almost as much as when my father died, almost a quarter of a century ago. He was 16 when he came to Britain with my grandfather, who was a South African political refugee. After completing his UK national service, he married the daughter of a Merseyside dockworker. They […]
  • Tue, 04 Feb 2020 09:11:32 GMT

    The implications of Brexit for the UK economy

    The United Kingdom has now formally left the European Union, but what does the future hold for the British economy? Following a recent event at LSE, Gerard Lyons, Vicky Pryce and John Van Reenen took questions from LSE staff, students and members of the public on the economic impact of Brexit. A lot of the focus on the economic impact […]
  • Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:56:00 GMT

    Housing: ‘no shortage’ – is it nonsense?

    The United Kingdom has now formally left the European Union, but what does the future hold for the British economy? Following a recent event at LSE, Gerard Lyons, Vicky Pryce and John Van Reenen took questions from LSE staff, students and members of the public on the economic impact of Brexit. A lot of the focus on the economic impact […]
  • Wed, 11 Dec 2019 17:03:00 GMT

    Can the manifesto pledges plug the skills gap?

    The United Kingdom has now formally left the European Union, but what does the future hold for the British economy? Following a recent event at LSE, Gerard Lyons, Vicky Pryce and John Van Reenen took questions from LSE staff, students and members of the public on the economic impact of Brexit. A lot of the focus on the economic impact […]
  • Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:00:37 GMT

    Silicon Roundabout: did light touch policy interventions work?

    London’s technology ecosystem is thriving. The city has over 50,000 tech firms, with over 260,000 employees. Venture capital investment rose from £384 million in 2013 to £1.8 billion in 2018. A number of companies, such as Deepmind, Transferwise and Deliveroo, have become unicorns, valued at more than £1 billion. It survived the financial crisis and is — so far — […]