UK economy

Selling the silver

Beware of investment trusts that are spending beyond their means

Is there a reverse gear out of Brexit?

The calls for a halt to Brexit are growing as the process of leaving the European Union gets bogged down.

Tories jostle for the top job

Theresa May’s cabinet has become a venting room for ministers positioning themselves for a future leadership contest.

The real value of cash

Most people would prefer to see cash stick around, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But most if us don’t want it badly enough.

Cheap money, lax lending standards – I'm getting deja vu here

The piles of dodgy debt building up are unpleasantly reminiscent of the last financial crisis, says John Stepek. Is cheap money about to draw us into another one?

Could the Swiss model serve as a template for Brexit?

Matthew Partridge talks to Swiss former diplomat and negotiation expert Professor Michael Ambühl about whether what works for Switzerland could work for the UK.

Did privatisation deliver the goods?

Since the Thatcher revolution, most of Britain’s publicly owned utilities have been sold off. How did that work out? Alex Rankine reports.

How to prepare for a US-UK trade deal

Donald Trump wants to make a free-trade deal with Britain a priority after Brexit. Matthew Lynn explains why that’s great news for these five industries.

Gig economy report: a “forlorn tribute to compromise”

Matthew Taylor’s Good Work report on the gig economy has satisfied no one, which is as much as could be expected.

Weakened May begs for support

Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to seek greater consensus on Brexit. Emily Hohler reports.

The Volvo effect on house prices

Volvo’s decision to go solely electric could create an opportunity for canny buyers in the housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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