Charity fund-raising has got out of control, says Merryn Somerset Webb. The government needs to take another look at Gift Aid.
Birmingham’s Kings Heath suburb has plenty to offer property buyers, says Merryn Somerset Webb – but at a fraction of the cost of buying in London.
Denmark’s decision to allow shops to refuse cash is just the start, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Governments would much rather we didn’t use physical money at all.
Greece has imposed a charge on cash withdrawals. This is just the first step on the road to full capital controls, says Merryn Somerset Webb
Merryn Somerset Webb explains why pretty soon everyone is going to want to get their hands on Chinese stocks.
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.