We don’t need a load of new laws to sort out the governance problems at UK companies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We just need to enforce the ones we have.
Donald Trump’s victory is awkward for all sorts of people, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Nicola Sturgeon especially.
In a bid to remove counterfeit notes and force transactions into the legal economy, India has banned 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. Let’s hope our own central bankers aren’t taking notes, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The SNP’s secretive backroom deals with shady Chinese companies do not give the impression that Scotland is a modern, transaparent economy that is open for business, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
How should you invest ahead of the US election? What happens if Trump wins? What about Clinton? The best strategy might be to just not think about it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Stamp duty is one of the worst taxes we have, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Philip Hammond should replace it with an inflation-linked capital gains tax on primary homes.
The triple lock on state pensions should be retired, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and pensioners’ benefits means tested.
There is evidence that wind farms affect the price of nearby houses. But there is a simple solution to that, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Give a portion of renewable energy company their profits to their neighbours.
A lot of bad things were predicted to happen if Britain voted to leave the EU. They haven’t happened yet – but a lot of people seem to think they have.
The gap between London property sellers’ hope and reality is widening, says Merryn Somerset Webb, as property sellers wake up to a market slowdown.
The meanest people on the roads tend to drive luxury cars. That’s not a coincidence. The richer you get, the less empathy you demonstrate.
With the other common way out of financial crises being war, inflation is the least worst solution to our massive debt problem, says Merryn Somerset Webb.