UK economy

En Marche!

Macron's victory means a new start for Europe, says Matthew Partridge

  • Will the Tories take us back to the seventies?

Why we should pay for our own social care

Asking people to pay for their own social care – from their property assets if necessary – isn’t cruel or unfair, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Where’s the plan for post-Brexit Britain?

Nobody is talking about making Britain attractive to business in this election campaign, says Matthew Lynn. That is sure to be a costly mistake.

How to fix the housing crisis

The real scandal isn’t so much the lack of houses, says David C Stevenson. It’s the state subsidies paid to landlords.

Chart of the week: British shoppers get out the credit cards

Ultra-low interest rates mean that people are Britain are turning back to their credit cards, and shopping with money they don’t have.

Betting on politics: Labour inches higher

In recent polls, Labour has climbed higher, says Matthew Partridge. The betting markets, however, remain unimpressed.

Tories hanker for the 70s too

Theresa May goes after Labour voters with her extension of workers’ rights. Emily Hohler reports.

Cutting the cost of saving

Investors have long waited for politicians to cut the cost of saving, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Now the market is doing that itself.

The thorny electoral problem of “the rich”

Tax-hungry politicians like to target the rich. But defining who qualifies as rich is tricky, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Brexit negotiations hit a speed bump

Relations between the UK and the EU have hit a bumpy patch. Matthew Partridge looks at how this will affect Brexit.

Betting on politics: Two Scottish bets

Political betting expert Matthew Partridge weighs up the odds election results in Scotland.

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