Newspaper Article

Challenges for Gordon Brown

Date: 29 November 2004
Published in: BBC News Online
When Gordon Brown delivers his Pre-Budget Report on Thursday, he is likely to take a moment or two to remind us - however subtly - that the economy is now embarked on its fiftieth successive quarter of growth.

But although sustaining this remarkable period of stability is a genuinely impressive achievement, the state of the public finances may probably attract a bit more attention.