Worrywarts are concerned about household debt. They’re fretting about the wrong thing. Despite austerity, the welfare bill continues to soar, says James Ferguson of the Macrostrategy Partnership.
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Britain outdid itself at the Olympics in Brazil thanks to the generous funding on offer. But was it really worth it, asks James Ferguson.
James Ferguson examines whether immigration really does make a positive fiscal contribution to Britain’s economy.
It’s carnage in the European finance sector – but are things really as bad as they look? James Ferguson takes a look under the bonnet.
The government has come in for criticism over plans to reform tax credits, says James Ferguson. But the system as it stands is unaffordable.
Buy-to-let has been an investment phenomenon, with record low interest rates a boon for a generation of private landlords. But the party’s coming to an end, says James Ferguson.
Why did no one see it coming, asked the Queen in the wake of the financial crisis. This time, she should be forewarned. James Ferguson reads the signs.
George Osborne’s Budget speech was full of paltry tweaks that will fail to deliver the serious spending overhaul Britain needs, says James Ferguson.
Britain is growing – but the tax take isn’t. Why not? And what does it portend? James Ferguson reports.
The ECB boss has fired up the printing press. To what end? James Ferguson explains. And Dr Matthew Partridge tips the best funds to hedge your bets.