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Matthew Lynn

Matthew Lynn is a columnist for Bloomberg, writing a weekly commentary syndicated in papers such as Die Welt, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post and the Miami Herald. He is also an associate editor of Spectator Business, and a regular contributor to The Spectator. Before that, he worked for the business section of the Sunday Times for ten years. Matthew is also a thriller writer.

Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business
Global Economy

Prepare for the rise of the “labour-lite” business

Staff shortages are not going away any time soon – businesses that can do without a big workforce will thrive, says Matthew Lynn.
12 Sep 2021
Is this Britain’s most successful company?
Stockmarkets

Is this Britain’s most successful company?

Soho House has yet to make much profit, but it could be on the brink of creating something big
5 Sep 2021
How to ensure CEOs’ pay is fairly valued
Stockmarkets

How to ensure CEOs’ pay is fairly valued

After years of rising without any real reason, CEOs’ pay is finally falling. Matthew Lynn breaks down how this trend can be continued.
27 Aug 2021
We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps
UK Economy

We should make the UK a nature reserve for our fledgling apps

Britain has plenty of promising start-ups in the app economy. They could do with some nurturing, says Matthew Lynn.
22 Aug 2021
What UK plc can learn from Team GB
UK Economy

What UK plc can learn from Team GB

If only we managed our economy as well as we do our Olympic athletes, says Matthew Lynn.
16 Aug 2021
Companies reporting huge profits should use them wisely
Stockmarkets

Companies reporting huge profits should use them wisely

Minting cash in a pandemic is not good PR, says Matthew Lynn. Companies should reinvest it for the future.
8 Aug 2021
How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up
UK Economy

How the government can give our start-up businesses a hand up

Government cash might be nice, but there are better things it could do for start-up businesses, says Matthew Lynn
1 Aug 2021
The crisis brewing in emerging markets
Emerging markets

The crisis brewing in emerging markets

Covid-related political unrest and financial collapse in the developing world are the biggest threats right now, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jul 2021
Why companies should stay out of the residential lettings market
UK Economy

Why companies should stay out of the residential lettings market

Companies, such as Lloyds Bank and John Lewis, who are looking to muscle in on the residential lettings market should think twice, says Matthew Lynn
18 Jul 2021
How to revive Britain's flagging stockmarket
UK stockmarkets

How to revive Britain's flagging stockmarket

The financial regulator is proposing new rules to raise the number of firms going public. It should be more radical, says Matthew Lynn.
11 Jul 2021
Five ways to build Britain's post-pandemic economy
UK Economy

Five ways to build Britain's post-pandemic economy

In Sajid Javid we have a health secretary who cares about livelihoods. This is what he should do, says Matthew Lynn.
2 Jul 2021
The UK stockmarket is bargain central for private-equity funds
UK stockmarkets

The UK stockmarket is bargain central for private-equity funds

Private-equity giants are snapping up British companies. We should welcome them, says Matthew Lynn.
25 Jun 2021
Why the government's coronavirus support measures need to change
UK Economy

Why the government's coronavirus support measures need to change

Matthew Lynn proposes three ways for the government to help the economy get through lockdown extra time.
20 Jun 2021
Shareholder perks: why it pays to offer your investors a freebie
Stockmarkets

Shareholder perks: why it pays to offer your investors a freebie

Giving shareholders a perk is an idea that went out of fashion. It’s time to revive it, says Matthew Lynn.
13 Jun 2021
What's to be done about the post-Covid dearth of baristas?
UK Economy

What's to be done about the post-Covid dearth of baristas?

The economy is reopening, but who will staff the bars, cafes and nail salons?
7 Jun 2021
UK-Australia trade deal could mean a shopping spree for British companies
UK Economy

UK-Australia trade deal could mean a shopping spree for British companies

A new free-trade deal between the UK and Australia should lift restrictions on company ownership. Matthew Lynn outlines his buy list for UK firms.
30 May 2021
Procter & Gamble’s right royal celebrity folly
US stockmarkets

Procter & Gamble’s right royal celebrity folly

Procter & Gamble wants the Sussexes to be its shield against the woke, but they are a costly distraction from real issues, says Matthew Lynn.
23 May 2021
Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors
Stockmarkets

Seven firms ripe for a shake-up by activist investors

Activist investors have a reputation as asset strippers, but they perform a valuable role, says Matthew Lynn
16 May 2021
The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government
UK Economy

The return to the old nine-to-five is a matter for business, not government

Should we stay working from home or go back to the office? Whatever we decide, let’s keep Whitehall out of the question, says Matthew Lynn.
9 May 2021
Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster
Economy

Three lessons from football’s European Super League disaster

Businesses can learn from the failed attempt to create a European Super League, says Matthew Lynn.
2 May 2021
Why the government must stop meddling in the property market
Property

Why the government must stop meddling in the property market

The government has come up with plenty of wheezes for making homes affordable. It’s time to try the radical alternative, says Matthew Lynn – just leav…
25 Apr 2021
Three ways to make Biden's global tax rate work for Britain
Global Economy

Three ways to make Biden's global tax rate work for Britain

Joe Biden wants to set the corporation tax rate for the world. Britain should accept this, says Matthew Lynn – and game the system.
18 Apr 2021
Three ways to avoid a big Deliveroo-style flop
UK stockmarkets

Three ways to avoid a big Deliveroo-style flop

Deliveroo's IPO – the most exciting new stockmarket flotation for a generation – turned out to be a big flop. It needn’t have been, says Matthew Lynn.
11 Apr 2021
How the Covid-19 vaccine crisis is putting the EU in danger
EU Economy

How the Covid-19 vaccine crisis is putting the EU in danger

The botched coronavirus vaccine campaign will cause long-term harm to the EU's economy, says Matthew Lynn.
4 Apr 2021
How established industries are striking back at upstart “disrupters”
Stockmarkets

How established industries are striking back at upstart “disrupters”

Established industry giants are taking the fight to tech upstarts. They will have second-mover advantage, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Mar 2021
How the FTSE 100 could get propelled to 10,000
FTSE 100

How the FTSE 100 could get propelled to 10,000

It would have seemed crazy just months ago, but British blue-chip stocks are about to get a big boost that could take the FTSE 100 index to 10,000, sa…
21 Mar 2021
Don’t fear Rishi Sunak’s corporation tax rise – it may never happen
UK Economy

Don’t fear Rishi Sunak’s corporation tax rise – it may never happen

A booming economy, tax competition and furious lobbying mean that the chancellor's proposed rise in corporation tax may never happen, says Matthew Lyn…
14 Mar 2021
With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all
UK Economy

With the £1bn “Future Fund”, maybe the state can pick winners after all

Through the Future Fund, the UK government now has lots of stakes in small, start-up, high-growth companies. Time will tell whether that was wise, say…
7 Mar 2021
Why British business must speak up on lockdowns
UK Economy

Why British business must speak up on lockdowns

Restrictions are crushing business, but its leaders are nervous of saying anything. Time to toughen up, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Feb 2021
Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy
UK Economy

Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy

When lockdowns end, we will need a plan to get our businesses up and running again. Matthew Lynn outlines four urgently needed measures that the gover…
21 Feb 2021
Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way
Investment strategy

Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way

Anyone who wants to beat the market over the next decade should put away their smartphone and set up a brokerage account, says Matthew Lynn.
14 Feb 2021
What we can learn from Britain’s surprise vaccine success story
UK Economy

What we can learn from Britain’s surprise vaccine success story

Britain’s response to Covid-19 has been wanting. But we should also learn from what we got right, says Matthew Lynn.
7 Feb 2021
The rising stars of Aim, London's junior stockmarket
UK stockmarkets

The rising stars of Aim, London's junior stockmarket

Aim, the LSE’s junior market, may in time overtake the FTSE 100 as the benchmark of our new economy, says Matthew Lynn.
31 Jan 2021
The FTSE 100 is set for a makeover with an influx of new tech stocks
UK stockmarkets

The FTSE 100 is set for a makeover with an influx of new tech stocks

The FTSE 100 – the dullest index in the world – is about to reinvent itself as a host of new firms list on the market. The change is long overdue, say…
24 Jan 2021
Why the City should create a single financial market with the Swiss
Economy

Why the City should create a single financial market with the Swiss

A tie-up between London and Zurich, two global financial centres, could pay huge dividends for both, says Matthew Lynn.
17 Jan 2021
Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet
Brexit

Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet

Many important negotiations remain to be sealed in our deal with the EU. “No deal is better than a bad deal” is the way to play it, says Matthew Lynn
10 Jan 2021