Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Articles written by 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.
When offered property or portfolio, most people prefer to invest in the former. That, says Merryn Somerset Webb, could prove costly.
Pension deficits threaten the survival of otherwise healthy companies, damage productivity and hold down wages. But there’s a much simpler solution than just throwing money at the problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Grandparents giving handouts to the young’uns isn’t going to close the intergenerational wealth gulf. The only thing that will do that, says Merryn Somerset Webb, is lower house prices.
Brexit is not all doom and gloom, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There are plenty of positives.
Living in Scotland could cost the country’s not-particularly-high-earners the equivalent of a family holiday in extra taxes, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There are signs that the world’s big shareholders are finally grasping that, as the technical owners of listed companies, they have long-term financial and social responsibilities, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The tax regime for investors in UK smaller companies is extremely generous, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Investors are piling in – perhaps you should too.
High-revenue but low-tax-paying tech companies could be targeted as the government mollifies voters with interventionist politics, says Merryn Somerset Webb.