Cost of Living

A forgotten lesson on the dangers of energy price caps
UK Economy

A forgotten lesson on the dangers of energy price caps

Liz Truss’s proposed energy price cap is an ambitious gamble. But a similar programme in Spain ended up being a fiasco, say Max King and Tom Murley. H…
21 Sep 2022
Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout
UK Economy

Energy Price Guarantee: Liz Truss’s gigantic state handout

The PM railed against government-funded largesse on the campaign trail. Now she is introducing energy price guarantees that will cost more than furlou…
20 Sep 2022
The latest news on the energy price cap
Personal finance

The latest news on the energy price cap

The government is to bring in an “Energy Price Guarantee” to help householders with their energy costs, plus a huge package of support for businesses.…
13 Sep 2022
Beat the cost of living crisis – go on holiday
UK Economy

Beat the cost of living crisis – go on holiday

As inflation rages, energy bills soar and the pound tanks, what’s a good way to save money this winter? Go on holiday, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
8 Sep 2022
What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly
UK Economy

What Liz Truss could mean for your money: the good, the bad and the ugly

Liz Truss, the new prime minister, has promised deal with the country’s growing list of problems. She's got her work cut out, says Rupert Hargreaves. …
6 Sep 2022
Will the gas market keep inflating?
Energy

Will the gas market keep inflating?

Energy prices are exploding in value, and the European market has been particularly hit hard. Alex Rankine explains whether gas prices will still marc…
31 Aug 2022
How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis
Small business

How your business can help its staff through the cost-of-living crisis

There are several ways companies can alleviate the cost-of-living crisis for their employees, says David Prosser. Here are a few to consider.
25 Aug 2022
How to prepare your finances for a recession
Personal finance

How to prepare your finances for a recession

The UK could fall into a recession by the end of the year – and it could last for the whole of 2023. Saloni Sardana explains what to expect, and how t…
23 Aug 2022
Why is the petrol price falling, and will it rise again?
Oil

Why is the petrol price falling, and will it rise again?

Petrol prices are easing, but it’s not all good news, and it might not last, says Saloni Sardana. Here's why.
19 Aug 2022
Why we are in a cost of living crisis today
Inflation

Why we are in a cost of living crisis today

With inflation in double figures, the cost of living crisis isn't going away. Saloni Sardana explains what is behind it.
17 Aug 2022
Are UK house prices finally heading for a crash?
House prices

Are UK house prices finally heading for a crash?

The latest house price figures show a fall of 0.1% in July. With interest rates rising, inflation hitting double figures and a recession on the cards,…
5 Aug 2022
Brace yourself for the return of rationing
Economy

Brace yourself for the return of rationing

Russia is turning off the cheap energy. That is already leading to belt-tightening, says Matthew Lynn. Who will suffer most, and which sectors will th…
5 Aug 2022
Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008
Personal finance

Interest rates rise to 1.75% – the highest level since December 2008

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 1.25% to 1.75%, and warns that the UK will fall into a recession this year.
4 Aug 2022
What is stagflation and what can be done about it?
UK Economy

What is stagflation and what can be done about it?

The threat of 1970s-style stagflation has returned, here’s what you need to know.
4 Aug 2022
Can you beat rising interest rates with a green mortgage?
Mortgages

Can you beat rising interest rates with a green mortgage?

Mortgage payments are rising, but there are ways to mitigate the worst of the effects, says Ruth Jackson Kirby, including getting a “green mortgage”.
21 Jul 2022
UK inflation has hit yet another 40-year high
Inflation

UK inflation has hit yet another 40-year high

UK inflation is running at 9.4% – its highest for 40 years. John Stepek explains why rampant inflation can be so damaging for business, for the econom…
20 Jul 2022
How to cut the cost of childcare
Personal finance

How to cut the cost of childcare

Childcare is expensive, yet few people are drawing upon all the government support they are entitled to. Ruth Jackson-Kirby explains what help is avai…
6 Jul 2022
How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high
Personal finance

How to cut your car’s fuel bill as the price of petrol hits a record high

The cost of filling the typical car’s 55-litre tank with petrol is now around £105. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at ways to keep your refuelling costs d…
5 Jul 2022
How to claim compensation for travel delays
Personal finance

How to claim compensation for travel delays

It promises to be a summer of chaos at airports, with thousands of flights cancelled and huge queues, while strikes on the railways haven't helped eit…
5 Jul 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?
UK Economy

Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?

The rail workers are all out and look likely to continue through the summer. Comrades in other unions are joining the strikers. Who is to blame?
25 Jun 2022
Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this
UK Economy

Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this

Racking up debt to deal with a cost of living crisis is crazy, says Matthew Lynn. We should cut our coat according to our cloth.
18 Jun 2022
Why you shouldn’t rush to fix your energy tariff
Personal finance

Why you shouldn’t rush to fix your energy tariff

Fixed-tariff energy deals are becoming more tempting, but not all households can benefit, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
16 Jun 2022
The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world
UK Economy

The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world

The price of petrol in the UK has gone through the roof. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at how UK petrol price compares with the rest of the world.
15 Jun 2022