Past Editions

Opinion: A question of leadership

What did David Cameron really believe about Britain’s place in Europe? As Cameron departs the political stage and hands to his successors the huge task…


A new deal for the rich

What factors govern the distribution of wealth between individuals in today’s modern societies?  In the first part of our chief-exec.com digest of the French economist,…



Wealth, income and inequality

A Tale of Two Statistics Last week Oxfam ran a media campaign highlighting levels of inequality in the UK with a headline, “Richest 1 per…


Oxfam challenges the PM and business

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, must address the practices of “unscrupulous business” if she is to make good on her promise to close the gap…



Born in unusual times

Capital in the 21st Century is a surprising international best-seller.  A highly detailed monograph from the renowned French economics professor, Thomas Piketty, the 690 page book seems an unlikely…


Immigration Exemptions Emerge

Leave supporters voted in droves to cut immigration, but implementing this demand would be no easy task as Home Secretary Amber Rudd said when pushed…


Minister Backs Creative Industries

The United Kingdom’s creative industries will be “absolutely central” to the UK’s Brexit future, the new minister for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock, said on…


Checkpoint: September 2016

What Do We Know? Activity surveys in the UK manufacturing and services sectors have rebounded from an unprecedented record drop in July with a monthly…