Tony Ward

Tony Ward is chief executive of Clayton Euro Risk
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Ward thinks the biggest threats to UK stability lie overseas

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Why has productivity been so disappointing?

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My hopes and fears for 2017

I hear warning bells ringing. Without doubt the next 12 months are going to be challenging.

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House prices revisited

We must ensure we have enough workers in the building trade, European or otherwise, to guarantee the country’s building capacity doesn’t shrink.

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Protect and survive

Let’s protect the ‘investment banker for Europe’ at all costs

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I truly hope that reports that Prime Minister Theresa May is not ruling out a transition deal that would avoid a ‘cliff edge’ for British businesses are correct.

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The number of new builds must be our primary focus.

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I’m hoping that Mr Trump will look favourably on Britain and will facilitate a quick trade deal.


Uncertainty prevails

Certainly there is a degree of political posturing going on but what worries me more than anything is to what extent this game-playing is driving uncertainty.


All might not be as it seems

It seems that consumer spending is to some degree propping up the economy.