UK economy

Five key tasks for the next prime minister

Our next prime minister should not obsess about Brexit, but face up to other pressing issues, says Matthew Lynn.

Is inequality on the rise?

Inequality isn’t rising – at least not in Britain – and not in purely economic terms as measured by income. But the big picture is more complicated. Simon Wilson reports.

Reasons to be cheerful about Britain's economy

For all the noise about Brexit, Britain’s economy is very resilient, with good GDP growth; unemployment at its lowest for 44 years; and retail sales up more than 5% year-on-year.

How to insulate your wealth from a Corbyn government

The European Parliamentary elections and PM Theresa May’s resignation have opened up a path to power for a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn, and he’s not exactly investor-friendly, says John Stepek.

The European elections mattered a lot more than you think

The European elections revealed nothing more than that the country is still as divided as ever about Brexit. So, what’s changed? Well, says John Stepek – quite a lot actually.

What are the bookies’ odds on the new Tory leader?

After nearly three years in office, Theresa May is set to stand down. Here, Matthew Partridge looks at who the bookies favour as the new Tory leader.

May’s last stand

The prime minister’s “new deal” smelt fishily familiar. MPs are likely to pass on it. Emily Hohler reports.

No Brexit and a minority government – the future for Britain?

There’s a good chance that our next government will be a coalition, with Jeremy Corbyn at the reins and Brexit delayed indefinitely. John Stepek looks at what that means for your portfolio.

Britain shoots for the top spot

England dominates European football. It looks as if it will take home the trophy for economic success, too, says Matthew Lynn.

MPs’ expenses scandal lives on

A decade on from the MPs’ expenses scandal and little has changed.

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