Roger Bootle, one of the City of London’s best-known economists, runs the consultancy, Capital Economics, which specialises in macroeconomics and the economics of the property market. He is also Economic Adviser to Deloitte, a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. He was formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC and, under the previous Conservative government, he was appointed one of the Chancellor’s panel of Independent Economic Advisers. He has written many articles and several books on monetary economics. He is also a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and appears frequently on television and radio.