Economics Articles

Essays on topical issues, latest developments in UK and global economies, and answers to readers questions

Are Premier League football ticket prices too high?

Posted on February 10, 2016

Recently, Liverpool supporters protested about plans to increase the price of many ticket (the most expensive seat in the Main Stand will now be £77). Many supporters complain that football tickets have risen well above the rate of inflation in recent years, making football less accessible to supporters on lower-incomes. But, what are the economic …


History of UK Housing

Posted on February 2, 2016

A look at the major trends in UK housing in the past century, including the trends on housing tenure, house prices and the supply of new houses. Victorian housing The Industrial revolution saw rapid growth in inner cities as people flocked to the city for new factory jobs. This accommodation was often hurriedly built by …


Consequences of generation rent

Posted on February 1, 2016

Generation rent is a term to describe how many young people are unable to buy a house, but need to privately rent. Since 1993, house prices have risen significantly faster than incomes, making a mortgage out of reach for many people under the age of 30. Rising ratios of house price to earnings for first …