If we are to prevent another Carillion from happening, boards and institutional shareholders need to take responsibility, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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Britain’s house prices will be at best stable this year. Merryn Somerset Webb explains why now’s not the time to put your money in property.
Markets may be roaring as 2018 gets underway, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But more sober minds won’t forget these two points.
In the post-Brexit reform of agricultural subsidies, landowners in receipt of public money should expect the public to be given access to their land, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The things that concern us about the global economy and markets – and that should concern you, too – haven’t changed much in the last 12 months, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The obscene pay packages pocketed by listed company chief executives demonstrate that shareholder capitalism isn’t working quite as it should. But it can be fixed, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
OECD research reveals that the UK has one of the least generous state pension schemes. But there is a cheap and simple way to change that, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The government’s Help to Buy scheme has been the main driver behind many housebuilders’ profits. So should it get a bigger slice of those profits back in tax?
Industrialists, capitalists and big business get a hard time in literature. Merryn Somerset Webb aims to change that with some books that show free markets in a good light.
The SNP’s change to income tax has alienated the most productive members of society and put the economy and revenues at long term risk, says Merryn Somerset Webb.