The PM has been called a “Red Tory” for saying she will step in when the state isn’t working, but it’s her silence on the UK’s huge debt that is really worrying, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Get rid of inheritance-tax relief on gifts to charities – and you’ll have an extra £900m to pay for social care, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Buying shares at today’s valuations is quite a vote of confidence in Donald Trump, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Workers in companies with defined-benefits pension deficits are paid on average £200 a year less than those in firms without them, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.
Why should people who have done nothing in particular receive a huge windfall just because they happen to own land in the right place at the right time, asks Merryn Somerset Webb.
The collapse in diesel car prices and the popularity of personal contract plan car financing will combine to cause a lot of pain for the carmakers, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
When offered property or portfolio, most people prefer to invest in the former. That, says Merryn Somerset Webb, could prove costly.