Britain needs all the tax revenue it can get, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That means making the digital economy pay its way.
Articles written by Merryn Somerset Webb
Markets are poised to tumble – just like penny falls machine in an amusement arcade. Merryn Somerset Webb wonders: what will finally nudge them over the edge?
Investors need to go a long way to find sensibly priced stocks today, but Japan and the US still offer pockets of value, Simon Edelsten tells Merryn Somerset Webb.
Many UK company pension schemes are deeply in deficit, and that’s having damaging effects on how corporations spend their money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Isas are marvellous – apart from one thing. Pass them on to your heirs and they’ll pay inheritance tax. But there is a way around this, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Inflation is back, central-bankers are slowly returning to some form of normality, and the great bond bull market of the past 35 years looks to be over, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
State subsidies for the charity sector are opaque, undemocratic and need to change, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The merger of Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life was supposed to create a “formidable player” on the global money-management stage. Things are not going well. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what investors can learn from the mess.
Closet tracker funds are dying as investors plump for passive funds or well-managed active funds. Here, we pick some of the best active funds to buy for today’s markets.
If you own investments that have benefited from the market stability of the last few years (and you probably do) you’re vulnerable to losing money, says Merryn Somerset Webb.