Britain & Finance

Publication date: 1 May 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M | Report to: British Business Bank
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) account for 60% of employment and 48% of output in the private sector in the UK economy.¹ Therefore, ensuring appropriate finance for SMEs means ensuring appropriate finance for much of the UK economy. If the UK has well-functioning financial markets for...
Publication date: 3 Oct 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M, Davis, P
This work was commissioned by the Association of British Insurers as a response to the Government’s consultation “Strengthening the incentive to save: a consultation on pensions tax relief” (Cm 9102). The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is an independent research institute and...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: O'Brien, Dr Peter, Pike, Professor Andy | JEL classification: H70, O18, O10, O20, R51, R58 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: As a longstanding and integral element of the capital stock in the economy, the critical importance of infrastructure to productivity and output growth has been accentuated in the context of globalisation, technological advances and shifting social demands. The global financial crisis and...
Publication date: 5 Aug 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | External authors: Travers, Professor Tony | JEL classification: H71, H72, H77 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 233 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
Abstract: This article describes the centralised nature of the UK, briefly describes the changes now under way in Scotland and Wales and then analyses differences in output per head as between nations and regions. It then considers the scope for devolution, including fiscal devolution within...
Publication date: 5 May 2014 | Publication type: Journal article/book/chapter | Theme: Britain & Finance, Trade, Investment & Productivity | Authors: Riley, R | External authors: Young, G
This paper assesses the evidence and investigates some of the mechanisms by which the most recent banking sector crisis might have affected the supply side of the UK economy. We find clear evidence that the banking sector crisis affected credit supply to businesses and caused bank lending to...
Publication date: 11 Feb 2015 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Bryson, A, Forth, J
The study reports results from a global survey of employees in ShareCo. The aims of the survey were to investigate:  employees’ understanding of the share plan operating in their country levels of participation and the depth of employees’ investments in the plan the impact of the share plan on...
Publication date: 10 Feb 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | External authors: Crafts, Nicholas | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 231 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
This paper reviews UK supply-side policies since 2010 in terms of their impact on growth and considers medium-term growth prospects in the context of the puzzle of disappointing post-crisis TFP performance. It is argued that there is no reason to believe that growth prospects have deteriorated...
Publication date: 10 Feb 2015 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | Authors: Kirby, S | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 231 | Pages: F4 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
As we approach the UK’s General Election this May, the economy, and in particular the path and pace of fiscal consolidation over the next Parliament, will dominate the political debate. As yet, detailed spending plans have only been published for 2015-16. The spending envelopes of the incumbent...
Publication date: 17 Dec 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Employment & Social policy, Britain & Finance | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Clark, A. E., Freeman, R. B. and Green, C. P. | JEL classification: J28; J33; J54; J63; J81; M52 | NIESR discussion paper number: 443 | Publisher: NIESR, London
We show that worker wellbeing is not only related to the amount of compensation workers receive but also how they receive it. While previous theoretical and empirical work has often been pre-occupied with individual performance-related pay, we here demonstrate a robust positive link between the...
Publication date: 28 Jun 2013 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A
See attached for a copy of the speech, given on 28 June 2013, at the 67th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. 

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