Electionomics [Electionomics]

Episodes

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Brexit and Trade20170531

The negotiations between the UK and the EU on Brexit begin just eleven days after the 2017 general election. What kind of trade deal should the UK be looking for with the European Union? The BBC's Economics editor Kamal Ahmed and Business editor Simon Jack look at some of the key aspects of Britain's trading relationship with the European Union. They're joined by Ngaire Woods, founding dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and professor of Global Economic Governance at the University of Oxford.

Producer: Audrey Tinline
Programme assistant: George Pierpoint.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the 2017 general election.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the election

Business and Politics20170524

The relationship between government and business is a big part of all the party manifestos - but that relationship has changed over time. Do politicians still trust business? The BBC's Business editor Simon Jack and Economics editor Kamal Ahmed discuss the changing nature of the way businesses and politicians interact, they are joined by the chief executive of Virgin Money, Jayne-Anne Gadhia.

Producer: Audrey Tinline
Programme assistant: George Pierpoint.

The relationship between government and business and how it has changed over time.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the election

Immigration And Skills20170607The issue of immigration was a subject that was at the centre of the Brexit referendum campaign but has been a little quieter in the general election. The BBC's Economics editor Kamal Ahmed and BBC Business editor Simon Jack look at the impact changing levels of immigration could have on the economy. Is there any evidence that immigration leads to low wages? And are there enough skilled people coming into the country to keep businesses and industry expanding? They are joined by the technology entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox who has been a digital champion under both Labour and Conservative governments.

The impact changing levels of immigration could have on the economy.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the election

Living Standards20170517

Inflation is rising faster than earnings, leading to a squeeze on living standards. With wage growth lagging behind inflation for the first time since mid-2014, the BBC's Economics editor Kamal Ahmed and BBC Business editor Simon Jack look at the challenges facing whoever wins the general election. They're joined by Laura Gardiner, Senior Research and Policy Analyst from the Resolution Foundation.

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Producer: Audrey Tinline
Programme assistant: George Pierpoint.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the 2017 general election.

Unpicking the business and economic issues behind the election