25 posts categorised "John Hawksworth"
October 10, 2019 What can we do to reduce the house price barrier to accessing top performing state schools in England? By Jamie Durham and John Hawksworth. The high cost of living close to, and so potentially within the prime catchment area of, a high performing school has potentially serious adverse implications for social mobility.
May 08, 2019 How can digital technologies spur service sector productivity growth? 3 ways new digital technologies can boost service sector productivity growth.
March 28, 2019 UK regional growth trends and prospects Following our latest UK Economic Outlook launch, John Hawksworth takes a detailed look at the performance of UK regions over the past five decades.
February 05, 2019 Will wages in emerging markets catch up with those in the UK? By John Hawksworth and Mike Jakeman. We explore whether wages in emerging markets will catch up with those in the UK, and what impact this may have on the UK Economy.
November 13, 2018 Where next for UK growth? By John Hawksworth. Following the release of our latest UK Economic Outlook, we analyse UK growth prospects.
October 31, 2018 Chancellor spends fiscal windfall on increased NHS spending rather than balancing budget By John Hawksworth, Chief Economist. The big question ahead of this Budget was how the Chancellor would pay for the large increase in NHS spending announced by the Prime Minister back in June. Further spending cuts in areas other than health seemed to have been ruled out by the Prime Minister’s later pledge to ‘end austerity’, so it looked like some combination of higher taxes and higher borrowing would be needed.
July 31, 2017 What can machine learning add to economics? By Hugh Dance and John Hawksworth Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are some of the hottest topics around today. On the one hand, AI...
November 27, 2015 Favourable borrowing forecasts gave Chancellor some wiggle room By John Hawksworth Lower than expected public borrowing forecasts allowed the Chancellor to cancel planned cuts to tax credits next year while boosting spending on...
July 10, 2015 Summer Budget: Less of a spending rollercoaster, but still a lot of pain to come By John Hawksworth The Chancellor stuck to his pre-election objective of eliminating the budget deficit before the end of this Parliament, but provided more concrete...
August 28, 2014 Escaping the middle income trap – what’s holding back the Fragile Five? By John Hawksworth From the turn of the century until around 2012, the big story in macroeconomics was the shift in economic power to the...
May 20, 2014 London takes the crown – notes from a resident By John Hawksworth London has for the first time claimed top spot as a centre for business, finance and culture in Cities of Opportunity -...
March 11, 2014 UK economy – is the Big Squeeze nearly over? By John Hawksworth Our latest UK Economic Outlook report suggests that we are now firmly on the road to recovery. Growth picked up from 0.3%...
February 05, 2014 New PwC ESCAPE Index – 5 striking findings By John Hawksworth We have today launched our new ESCAPE index. This provides a holistic assessment of socio-economic progress between 2000 and 2012 for 42...
December 02, 2013 Autumn Statement: the case for prudence By John Hawksworth This Thursday should see the most upbeat Autumn Statement the Chancellor has yet delivered. Public borrowing is on course to undershoot, but...
November 07, 2013 UK Economy - Out of Intensive Care By Thomas Fisher and John Hawksworth The UK economy is finally out of intensive care according to our new outlook report. Preliminary data showed growth...
October 07, 2013 How long will emerging markets stay cheap? By John Hawksworth and Conor Lambe The wage gap between advanced economies like the US and the UK and emerging economies such as China, India...
August 16, 2013 UK household wealth – heading for £8 trillion? By John Hawksworth There is a lot of attention paid to high household debt levels in the UK, but rather less to the asset side...
December 06, 2012 New OBR forecasts – a lucky escape for the Chancellor? By John Hawksworth, Chief Economist At the time of the Budget in March, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was expecting UK GDP growth to...
November 20, 2012 Inflation hits richest and poorest hardest By Tom Robinson, PwC Economist, and John Hawksworth, Chief Economist Media attention focuses on the headline inflation rate, which rose by a surprisingly large amount...
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