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Challenging assumptions

Liberal UK economic policies since 1979 have not spurred growth, says report from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business …

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R&D a key element to rebalance the economy, says Cambridge study

Renewed UK government spending on innovative R&D can create new industries A renewed focus on innovative research and development spending by major …

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Why the new nuclear power contract between EDF and the UK government should be re-negotiated

The BBC’s Today programme interviewed David Howarth about the findings from the Centre for Business Research (CBR)’s workshop on the nuclear power contract …

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From CBR's blog

Nikkei’s purchase of FT Group may be good for all those concerned

by Dr John Buchanan, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research Nikkei’s purchase of FT Group for £844 million may have a happy ending for all concerned. Pearson has disposed of an unwanted asset for an unexpectedly good price, which it can now reinvest, Nikkei’s management has expressed its satisfaction in its acquisition, and […]

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Media coverage

Cambridge Business Magazine: ‘Liberal’ economic policies since 1979 have not boosted UK growth

Contrary to widespread assumption, the “sea-change” of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted British growth, according to a …

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Cheshire Today: Thatcher economics didn’t work

Contrary to widespread assumption, the “sea-change” of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted British growth, according to a …

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The Guardian: Growth, what growth? Thatcherism fails to produce the goods

Contrary to widespread assumption, the “sea-change” of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted British growth, according to a …

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Bloomberg: Thatcher Policies Questioned in Study Citing Weak Productivity

Margaret Thatcher’s economic policies failed the UK and left the country with long-term structural shortcomings that persist to this day, says a …

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