Scotland’s NHS has nothing to fear from Westminster, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s already in Scottish hands.
There are a lot of ‘nonsensical myths’ doing the rounds about the banking crisis in Scotland. Guest blogger Nick Reid looks at the truth behind four of them.
Anything connected with Scotland will drop in price if voters choose Yes, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That could present investors with a buying opportunity.
A Yes vote could be very bad for house prices in Scotland, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The rise of Scotland’s Yes camp is a backlash against globalisation – hugely exacerbated by the financial crisis. It’s a worrying development.
The ECB’s monetary easing policy is nice for the banks, but it won’t do anything to help the wider economy, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
You don’t have to change the tax regime to affect people’s behaviour, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Often the mere threat of change is enough.
The EU, globalisation and an unaccountable political elite have combined to create a sense of powerlessness among the electorate. It won’t end well.
With the Scottish independence referendum so close, getting the new country off the ground in the event of a yes vote will be a very tough job indeed.
Neil Woodford has come up with another very good reason why you shouldn’t own bank stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
These days, it’s not so easy to tell who’s raking it in from who isn’t, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Everybody agrees that rising income inequality will lead to a backlash. But the problem is, says Merryn Somerset Webb – income inequality is actually falling.
The pension tax relief system is needlessly expensive, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There is, however, a simple solution – cap contributions.
The Russian market is cheap for very good reason. But brave investors could be forgiven for being tempted, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
A lot of people in Britain seem keen on wealth taxes. They think it’s a way to hit the rich. But it won’t just be the rich that end up paying.