The last Budget of the Coalition assessed. The new independent economic and fiscal projections have implications for Labour too.
Progress, 19 March 2015
It was always likely that the Conservatives would promise a tax cut at this election...and now there is more headroom in the public finances if they still plan big spending cuts.
Progress, 2 March 2015
Campaigning in Cambridge, Harlow, and Ilford, with the Progress 3 Seats Challenge team.
Stephen Beer
A look at Labour's plan for prosperity - a good foundation. Further investment must be our theme.
Progress, 18 February 2015
Shedding some light on the debate between the parties on spending.
Progress, 6 January 2015
The future charted by the OBR in its forecasts contains no great transformation of the economy, but higher household debt and low pay. Do we have the vision to chart a different course?
Progress, 12 December 2014
 
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This site contains my articles and opinions. I'm the Political Communications officer for Christians on the Left and I chaired Vauxhall Constituency Labour Party for 11 years. I'm Acting Chief Investment Officer at the Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church. My views here represent my personal opinion.

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