Most media pundits have taken a relaxed attitude to the recent market falls, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They could not be more wrong.
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A delayed reaction to the bank bailouts is behind the surge in popular support for protest politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The more money given to charities in the form of tax relief, the less there is to spend on schools and hospitals.
Equity release sounds great in theory. But Merryn Somerset Webb explains why it doesn’t always work out as it should.
Tot up all the tax breaks and the real cost of the charity sector to the taxpayer is far higher than you think, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The rise of Corbynmania is a reflection of the anxiety in Britain, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Politicians should take note.
I didn’t think there was a politician out there stupid enough to take right-to-buy to its ridiculous logical extreme, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there is: Jeremy Corbyn.
From 17th-century treasure hunting to prime London property, the bubbles of 400 years ago are no different to the ones we blow today, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Bankers might still be getting bonuses, but it’s not like the old days. They and their industry are being eclipsed by a whole new breed of entrepreneur.
George Osborne has used sentimentality to distract us from a rise in the inheritance tax allowance, says Merryn Somerset Webb.