EU farm subsidies a controversial. But it’s not just Europe that subsidises its agriculture, as Matthew Partridge found out when he spoke to a UK sugar manufacturer.
Since being elected president of the Philippines last May, Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has overshadowed his tenure.
Bitcoin boosters promised that the digital currency would change the world. In a sense, it just might, as blockchain, the technology underlying it, goes mainstream. Ben Judge reports.
Philip Hammond’s first spring Budget contained very little of any interest, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The chancellor had a golden opportunity to simplify Britain’s tax system yesterday. But all he did was tinker around the edges. It’s time to be bold, says John Stepek.
At almost ten million words, the UK tax code is the world’s longest and most incomprehensible. Today, the chancellor has a real opportunity to change that, says Dominic Frisby.
It’s that time of year again when the chancellor lays out his public spending plans. John Stepek looks ahead to the Budget speech, and asks what’s in the box.
The pensions relief taper is the most stupid, the most complicated, and the worst thought out personal finance policy ever, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that is saying something.
Higher business rates are threatening the survival of small businesses and sparking calls for wholesale reform of property taxes. Simon Wilson reports.
Once Article 50 is triggered, Britain should not hesitate to take control of competition rules from the European Union, says Matthew Lynn.
The founder of payment processor Worldpay has created Clearbank, the UK’s first new clearing bank for almost 200 years.