Britain may well be less productive than other European countries, says Bengt Saelensminde. But that’s something we should celebrate.
Under pressure from Ukip, the prime minister is tacking to the right on immigration – and perhaps towards the exit from the EU. Simon Wilson reports.
Property taxes must rise regardless of who wins the next election. That will weigh on the housing market, says Merryn Somerset Webb. You just have to look at London.
The success of Ukip could hit the profits of some companies in the future, says Matthew Lynn.
Salaries for the chief executives of the FTSE 100 have soared to new heights in comparison to what the average worker is paid.
David Cameron’s strategy so far has been to ape Ukip rather than take on Nigel Farage’s party. Enily Hohler reports.
Stockmarkets are struggling to ween themselves off central bank money-printing.
The government has kept up its borrowing in order to bridge the gap created by falling tax income.
Politicians can no more boost the economy at will than tourism officials can make the sun shine, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
When it comes to investments, optimism is usually a better philosophy than pessimism, says David Thornton. Here, he explains why.