London’s rip-roaring property market is starting to stutter. And things could get much worse after the election, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The only thing keeping the UK’s economy growing is the fact that we all like a nice cup of coffee. That’s not enough, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Many young people can’t afford to start business any more, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But a lot of 50-somethings are at it. Here’s why.
You could turn a pretty penny by charging people to look after their money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Raising taxes won’t plug the hole in the NHS budget, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We need to align our expectations with what the health service can offer.
Bacit is a cheap fund of funds that donates a portion of its profits to charities battling against cancer. And it’s doing rather well, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
It is always refreshing to see shareholder capitalism in action, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And that’s what we have seen at Alliance Trust.
Alliance Trust and its enemies have reached an agreement ahead of the AGM. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why now could be a good time to pick up some shares.
Every party in this election claims to want to fix Britain’s housing problem. But every one of them is proposing housing policies that will just make things worse, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
If you’re a shareholder in Alliance Trust, make sure your voice is heard, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here’s what you need to do.
Australia’s ‘pensions freedom’ resulted in a lot of broke pensioners. Could the same happen here? And if so, should we reverse the recent pension changes?
The SNP is campaigning for ‘full fiscal autonomy’ for Scotland. Merryn Somerset Webb introduces a comprehensive analysis from blogger Kevin Hague outlining exactly what that is, and what it would mean.
Parties across the board are determined to raise taxes on the rich, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that doesn’t mean the tax-take will be any higher.
We can’t hope to reduce the national debt through fiddling with taxes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Only cuts to state spending can do that.
If there’s one thing that all the political parties agree on, it’s that the well-off get too much in the way of pension relief. So take full advantage before the election, says Merryn Somerset Webb.