Working to make government more effective

Bank of England

Do Sunak or Starmer really have a plan for economic growth?

The Expert Factor is joined by Gemma Tetlow for a closer look at what levers governments can pull to make growth happen.

It’s the Holy Grail. The answer to all our problems. The key to, well pretty much anything the next government wants to – and can – achieve. Rishi Sunak made it one of his five pledges. Keir Starmer placed it front and centre of Labour’s manifesto. But does anyone really know how to deliver economic growth?

With Paul on his holidays, The Expert Factor is joined by IfG chief economist Gemma Tetlow for a closer look at the questions that could define the next government – and the future of our public services. What levers can governments pull to make growth happen? Is it for politicians to build their promises on the prospects of future growth? And what does growth really mean in the real world for you or me?

Plus: How big a deal is the Conservative/Reform crossover poll?

The Expert Factor is the podcast for people who haven’t had enough of experts. Each week the directors of three leading and respected think tanks – Paul Johnson of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Hannah White of the Institute for Government, and Anand Menon of UK in a Changing Europe – get together to discuss, debate and explain the big questions and themes that will shape the election – and the political landscape for years to come. 

People featured in this episode

Related content