Choosing a savings account should be easy. But as Merryn Somerset Webb explains, the reality is more complicated.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Whether it’s milk or oil, prices around the world are falling off a cliff edge, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
These are scary times, but it’s not all doom and gloom, Paul Hodges tells our editor-in-chief, Merryn Somerset Webb.
Officially, the Chinese economy is still growing at over 7%. But there is no way that is true, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here’s why.
Merryn Somerset Webb interviews Paul Hodges about the global economy’s ‘Great Unwinding’, and how Britain’s house prices could halve.
Pensioner bonds are “ludicrously expensive” for the taxpayer, and make a mockery of the NS&I mission statement to reduce the cost of government borrowing.
The SNP’s new stamp duty equivalent for Scotland, appears to have been designed to send a clear message to the well off in Scotland – expect devolution to mean you pay more tax.
The Scottish government’s first use of a devolved tax was quickly revised, after being undercut by tax competition from the rest of the UK.
Falling prices might make us feel good. But they won’t seem so nice when the economy comes crashing down, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Pensioner bonds are effectively another non-means-tested benefit for pensioners. It’s time we rethought the whole lot of them.