Taking full advantage of the new pensions freedoms could land you with an expensive tax bill. Merryn Somerset Webb explains.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
The balance between profits and wages is out of whack. But wages for workers in unions are growing faster than those not in unions.
The changes British Airways is making to its Avios rewards scheme will be very familiar indeed to the world’s central bankers, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The number of households headed by someone over 50 is growing. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why that’s especially problematic for Britain.
With ‘smart beta’, you can be sure your managed fund won’t hug the index, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
German taxpayers like to think they are financing the lifestyles of their feckless southern cousins. But the truth is rather different, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The supply of luxury properties in the capital has found its own ways of meeting demand, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That can only mean one thing for property prices.
Just like Winnie-the-Pooh, the eurozone is going to have to go on a diet to get itself out of the hole it’s stuck in, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The economy is improving, a but the amount of personal income tax raised isn’t rising. One reason is the sheer size of the black economy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Choosing a savings account should be easy. But as Merryn Somerset Webb explains, the reality is more complicated.