Economic Policy

Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Bow Group has published a new report on the UK housing market, proposing radical restrictions on the foreign purchase of UK homes in order to restrain price inflation.Daniel Valentine, author of the report, says:Building more houses, despite...
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Read the original article at Breitbart London here.Last month I watched the celebrated US economist Paul Krugman explain to 2000 people in Las Vegas why debt doesn’t matter. Despite being at a business focused libertarian conference he convinced a...
Thursday, July 16, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to reject the Davies Commission’s proposals for a third runway at Heathrow airport, in favour of revisiting proposals for an airport in the Thames Estuary.The new paper, authored by Adam Afriyie, the...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
So the Leader of the Opposition is not prepared to listen to criticism from any individual who he sees as a tax evader.Recently, Mr Miliband refused to accept criticism from a captain of industry on the grounds that the individual in question had...
Sunday, February 8, 2015
On 25 January 2015 Greece rejected the harsh economics of austerity and sent a warning to the rest of Europe, a significant step towards resolving a crisis that has been festering since 2009.“This is a turning of a page, a historical moment for all...
Friday, March 28, 2014
 With equity crowd funding platforms to be regulated from April 1st, this paper considers the strengths and weaknesses of this relatively new source of funding for businesses as well as the pitfalls of the regulation that is to be enforced.Read...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
On March 7 New York Times writer Ben Judah published the piece London’s Laundry Business  bemoaning the British position on Crimea after a British civil servant was photographed with exposed documents indicating Britain should maintain...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Read the article at Breitbart.comAs a consumer, I choose what I buy, and where I buy it from. To get to the point of citizen emancipation where I am in a position to do so has cost millions of lives and exhausted what once seemed like an endless, un...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The famous triple lock, guaranteeing pensioners a rise of at least 2.5 per cent  in their state pension every year, is here to stay. Proposed by the Liberal Democrats in their 2010 manifesto of dreams (it also included the abolition of Trident...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Read the full Bow Briefing Paper Here. The proposed above inflation hike of the National Minimum Wage is the final piece of proof that affirms what  Bow Group members  have long asserted: George Osborne and the government are artificially...
Friday, January 17, 2014
After Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the British Conservative Party in February 1975, the Institute of Economic Affairs arranged a meeting between her and F.A Hayek in London soon after. During her only visit to the Conservative Research...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
We welcome the positive news announced in today’s Autumn Statement: a return to growth, increasing employment, a rebalancing of the services sector, and a reduction in the deficit and a shift away from green subsidies.However, concerns remain over...
Monday, October 21, 2013
Read the original article on Conservative Home here.A number of UK retail banks recently unveiled the rates they would offer for mortgages under the governments Help to Buy 2 scheme. Needless to say, the decision by banks to only offer rates of 5...
Monday, October 7, 2013
Here are some words that Ed Balls didn’t use in his recent conference speech: plan B; double-dip; triple-dip; too far, too fast; recession made in Downing Street; and, perhaps most importantly, sorry. That’s because, although there’s much more...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Bow Group today releases a major Briefing Paper exploring the merits of the privatisation of Royal Mail.The paper, written by Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney, with contributions from the Minister of State for Business & Enterprise Rt...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The City of London’s status as a global financial centre has been under threat for some years, and in May, as part of it’s ‘Unthinkables’ series, The Bow Group called a conference debate to discuss the nature of the problem.  Three leading...
Thursday, May 2, 2013
What does Osborne need to do if he wants to avoid the ignominy not only of suffering credit downgrades, but of being the Chancellor who presided over London losing its billing as the world's premiere financial centre?Economics is not proving to be...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Speaking in the House of Commons today, the Chancellor announced an "a budget for an aspiration nation". The Bow Group's Head of Media Donna Edmunds, who this morning released a menu of recommendations for a supply side boosting budget, was...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Bow Group has released a 2013 Budget briefing calling for a major shift towards supply side measures to be enacted by the Chancellor. Written by the Bow Group’s new Head of Media Donna Edmunds, read and download the briefing here.The...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Bow Group Research Secretary Richard Mabey writing at CityAM. Read the original article here. In a closed meeting in Strasbourg yesterday, European commissioners heavily criticised a package of reforms proposed by the commissioner for justice...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
“This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything].”- Socrates in Plato’s The ApologiesThe notion of Socratic ignorance has been a...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In a 5 page briefing paper sent to all Conservative MPs, the Bow Group argues that the Government must go further in tackling issues around executive pay. Alongside an analysis of the Government’s response on the issue to date, the Bow Group argues...
Monday, August 8, 2011
This weekend Justine Greening has been seen and heard across the airwaves defending the Government’s economic policy as share prices across the world continue to fall.In an interview with the Bow Group, Justine lays out the Coaltion Governments plan...
Friday, July 8, 2011
Following the Bow Group's 2010 paper "The Enterprise Nation? Developing Northern Ireland into an Enterprise Zone" the Group is delighted to make a further submission to HM Treasury which will be used to inform the Government’s response to the...
Saturday, July 2, 2011
June 30th 2011. Committee Room 11, Palace of Westminster Debate: The Eurozone – Crisis or Opportunity?Speakers: Dr Charles Tannock MEP (London), Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman to the European Parliament & David Campbell-Bannerman...

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