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Football’s £5bn bonanza

Competition between Sky and BT for rights to screen the footie has handed a £5bn windfall to the English Premier League. Can that really be a good deal? Simon Wilson reports.

There’s nothing immoral about dodging tax

There is nothing wrong with people doing what they can to pay less tax, says Matthew Lynn – so long as they stay within the law.

Labour’s confused moral crusade

Labour’s attempts to prove it can govern more ethically than the Tories have back-fired. Emily Hohler reports.

Don’t accept paying this totally voluntary tax

Debt is a voluntary tax that most Britons pay, and lines the pockets of the banks, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Heading for 'good' deflation

Falling prices could end up spurring growth in the economy.

Lessons for asset managers from the bankers

Asset managers who rip off their clients should look at what happened to the bankers, says John Stepek.

Forget deflation – inflation is still a far bigger risk for the UK

Everybody’s talking about inflation turning negative in Britain. But what people don’t realise, says John Stepek, is that everything points to an unexpected rise in prices.

Chart of the day: Pay is up!

Wages have risen above inflation for the first time since the financial crisis. Could this mean higher interest rates?

Ignore doom-mongers – spiralling deflation will not hit the UK

UK inflation is at its lowest rate in 14 years. But we’re not going to see deflation spiral out of control, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he explains why.

How to prepare for the most nerve-racking election ever

Whoever wins the general election, we could be looking at a pretty miserable scenario for Britain. John Stepek explains why, and looks at how to protect your portfolio from election fallout.

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