Director of Economics and Social Policy
Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy at Policy Exchange. He is an economist, with specialist interests in monetary economics, labour markets, and public finance. He has served as Special Adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer, and a Secretary of State for Employment. Warwick was a treasury economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also been Economics Editor of The European. His many articles on economics and public policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and in specialist journals ranging from the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator, to the Investors Chronicle and Financial World. His books include Sorry We Have No Money — Britain’s Economic Problem.
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by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 19, 2018An official economic outlook that is too smooth and too pessimistic The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) economic forecast was the centrepiece of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement last week. It was slightly more positive than the forecast...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 11, 2018The Chancellor’s decision to move to a single fiscal event means in practice a full Autumn Budget Statement where all tax and spending measures are presented and the need for a Spring Statement so that the Chancellor can comply with legal obligation that the Treasury...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Feb 25, 2018The UK economy is in good shape – that was the message from a slew of data published last week, including progress on the elusive productivity challenge. This cheery message comes with a warning, however. The data indicate there is little spare capacity in the economy...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Feb 12, 2018Read Publication Britain should unilaterally eliminate all our remaining tariffs to be a true champion of free trade after Brexit, according to Policy Exchange’s new report Global Champion: The Case for Unilateral Free Trade. Not only would this drive down prices for...
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