General Election Briefing

Publication date: 9 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Chadha, J S, Hantzsche, A, Young, G, Aitken, A, Hudson-Sharp, N, Runge, J, Boshoff, J, Espinoza, H, Lisauskaite, E, Speckesser, S, Xu, L, Nguyen, D, Rincon-Aznar, A, Stochino, A, Kara, A, Mao, X, Manzoni, C
Foreward In this election campaign we are seeing the consequences of the Brexit impasse across a raft of policy areas.  With infrastructure and investment expenditures continuing to be deferred, we are seeing a rash of spending promises to placate a disillusioned electorate.  But what we continue...
Publication date: 6 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Manzoni, C, Runge, J
Immigration was one of the main issues around the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The outcome of the General Election is likely to determine the design of a future immigration system, with party proposals ranging from the introduction of a post-Brexit “Australian-style” points system, to continuing...
Publication date: 6 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Theme: Macroeconomics | Authors: Hantzsche, A, Young, G
Most economic analyses of parties’ tax and spending promises treat the government’s budget like that of a household, ignoring the impact of proposed policies on the economy.  This briefing aims to fill this gap by providing a macroeconomic assessment of announced fiscal policies. It focuses on: The...
Publication date: 5 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Kara, A, Mao, X, Rincon-Aznar, A
International trade plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth across a wide range of industries at the national and the regional level. The prospects for UK’s international trade are closely tied to the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Voters are being offered a wide spectrum...
Publication date: 3 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Young, G
This briefing focuses on: The state of the UK economy and UK-wide living standards going into the election. The causes of slow growth and the need for supply-side reforms.   Visit our General Election 2019 site  
Publication date: 2 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Boshoff, J, Nguyen, D, Rincon-Aznar, A, Stochino, A
Economic performance varies widely across towns, cities and rural areas in the UK. Spatial disparities are found in all industrialised countries, although on some measures the UK is significantly more unequal than comparable countries. These disparities are matter for people because local social...
Publication date: 29 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Hantzsche, A, Young, G
The main political parties have meticulously set out costings of their spending plans for the next Parliament and how they would finance them if elected.  This briefing focuses on: The fiscal rules adopted by the political parties. The underlying fiscal position and how it has changed since the...
Publication date: 29 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Chadha, J S
The election campaign has focussed on the tax and spending plans of the main political parties, this brief outlines: The case for fiscal rules as part of the country’s strategy of macroeconomic management. The need for comprehensive reform of the process of setting fiscal policy. This brief...
Publication date: 27 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Boshoff, J, Espinoza, H, Lisauskaite, E, Speckesser, S, Xu, L
Overview Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems have all pledged to increase the education budget. But we ask, from early years via schools to further and higher education: What can be done to make the education system more effective and fairer? How can outcomes across different levels of education be...
Publication date: 26 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Hudson-Sharp, N, Runge, J
Labour and the Conservatives both plan historically high increases to the UK minimum wage, aiming to use the minimum wage as an important tool in raising living standards. This briefing focuses on: The current minimum wage structure and how the rates are determined; The future path of the National...

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