The latest government expenditure and revenue statistics (GERS) paint a grim picture for Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb – and Nicola Sturgeon knows it.
The death of cash is bad for all sorts of reasons. But when it comes to church collections, it might not be the end of the world, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A new report has backed up the uncomfortable truth, says Merryn Somerset Webb – to end the gender pay gap you have to alter biology.
Student loans have all the hallmarks of really being a graduate tax in disguise, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That’s not a good thing.
Give athletes funding and they will go after glory. But when it comes to fund managers, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it gets a little more complicated.
It’s all very well Nicola Sturgeon saying Europeans should be guaranteed the right to stay in Scotland post-Brexit. But would she say the same of Britons in an independent Scotland?
The word “Brexit” carries so much baggage from the referendum campaign. We need a new word that offers a sense of hope, says Merryn Somerset Webb – vote for your favourite.
Global tax structures that ensure everyone pays what they owe are all well and good. But not if it comes at the expense of your privacy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There are two measures of inflation rail fares could raise by, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Thanks to the government, it’s never the one you want.
A London property price crash has been on the cards for a while, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And the signs are, it might finally be getting under way.
The FCA wants credit card companies to help prevent their customers getting in debt that they can’t get out of. But they really shouldn’t need to be told, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Facebook is so good at giving us what we think we want that we never see anything that challenges our world view, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We need to burst our own online bubbles.