If buy-to-let investors thought George Osborne would let up on the tax relief hit he sent their way in his last Budget, they were mistaken, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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We’ve made our views on buy-to-let pretty clear recently. And it looks like the chancellor agrees, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The idea that bonuses make people work harder is nonsense, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They have little positive effect, but an almost infinite number of negative effects.
A lot of people are getting in on buy-to-let with borrowed money. But it’s a risk that isn’t worth taking, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Japan’s demographic shift means Japan’s love hotels – which have long been a feature of tourists’ must-do lists – might not be around for much longer, says Merryn Somserset Webb.
Japan may be in recession, but Japanese stocks still represent very good value for money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Has your money-printing programme run out of things to buy? Never mind, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The world is full of things to splash out on. Just use your imagination.
If you’re thinking of buying oil stocks on the basis that the oil price will start to rise soon, you should perhaps think again, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
We currently give £3bn a year in tax breaks to entrepreneurs, and it is routinely abused, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But its days may be numbered.
Britain’s pensions system is becoming increasingly unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb, with public sector workers consistently favoured over private sector workers.