Archive: Double Dip Recession

A struggle for everyone, but this recession has been like no other

The weirdest recession of all

Economic experts bedevilled by the riddle of falling inequality and unexpectedly positive unemployment think they are finally cracking the code of the double-dip recession.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Young people face double penalty in a slow job market

    The latest official unemployment figures show that unemployment among young people has soared to 22.3 per cent, higher than the recession of the 1990s, while the overall unemployment rate is nine per cent. New research from Understanding Society, a study of more than 40,000 UK households, has examined what is driving this uneven employment pattern and finds that young people suffer from a 'double-penalty' in their attempts to find and keep a job.

  • ESRC: Survey paints a portrait of the UK in recession

    A complex and fascinating portrait of a society suffering the effects of the deepest recession since the early 1990s and in which young people appear to have been hardest hit is revealed by new findings from the UK’s largest longitudinal household survey Understanding Society. The research published also shows that efforts to get more students from poorer backgrounds to go to university have not been successful and that more needs to be done to get teenagers to live a healthier life in order to assure their future happiness.

  • Unite: Recession and budget is proof Osborne is not up to the job

    Unite, Britain's biggest union, says Britain's return to recession and the government's disastrous budget is proof that George Osborne is not up to the job.

  • CPA: Construction Re-enters Recession in Q1 with Further Falls Expected

    Today’s figures from ONS for GDP in the first quarter of 2012 show that the UK economy and construction industry returned to recession with a fall of 0.2% fall and 3% respectively.

  • George Osborne delivers his Mansion House speech

    'New firepower' deployed to help UK's shrinking economy

    Bank lending could be increased by as much as £80 billion under a bold new 'funding for lending' scheme unveiled by George Osborne and Mervyn King last night.

  • Can investment and low prices go hand in hand?

    Analysis: A new deal for business?

    As European political leaders look for a balance between austerity and growth, the UK public are grappling with their own trade-offs: wanting low prices on the one hand, but for companies to invest in Britain on the other.

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