Chain Reaction Podcast Supply Side Economics

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Government policies often follow a fiscal approach to manage demand and monetary policies through interest rates to attack inflation. These are not the only tools available but they are widely used. In this episode Tony Hines takes listeners through these choices before considering supply side economics and what that can achieve. Interest rates until very recently have been historically low. This has encouraged investment. They are now beginning to rise as inflation bites. As borrowing costs increase servicing debt becomes more expensive and investment may be reduced. This is of concern for governments that have to create conditions that are conducive to business. Supply side economics was a strategy adopted in the 1980s by President Reagan and Prime Minister Thatcher. The UK economy has returned to supply side economics to fight inflation. So how will this impact business and supply chains?

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