UK economy

Make Big Pharma great again

Britain’s big drug companies lead the world, but they are stagnating, says Matthew Lynn. Time for a shake-up.

A whole generation is about to learn that interest rates don’t just go down

Interest rates may have risen, but they’re still lower than at virtually any time in history. The only way is up, says John Stepek. Here’s what that means for you.

EU says “non” to Brexit deal

The EU’s chief negotiator has rejected May’s plans. A fudge is on the cards. Emily Hohler reports.

Yet more red tape will strangle growth

New rules to give workers a say sound sensible, says Matthew Lynn. But public companies are already overburdened.

The war on pot has failed – so should we legalise cannabis?

Cannabis is legal in Canada and several US states. Now England’s chief medical officer wants to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana. The tide is turning in favour of liberalisation, says Alex Rankine

A hard Brexit by accident

The risks of leaving the EU with no deal are growing. Matthew Partridge reports.

Cheap labour, not the lifestyle economy, is damaging the UK’s productivity growth

The UK may have a larger “lifestyle economy” than many countries, but that’s not why our productivity growth is worse than that of other developed nations.

The “double whammy” hitting the UK housing market

Matthew Partridge talks to developer Andy Scott about the state of the UK housing market, and if price falls are just a correction or the start of a big slump.

The undervalued gems on the market

Fewer analysts and corporate raiders means many firms are sitting on gold mines no one knows about, says Matthew Lynn.

Vote again to break the Brexit deadlock

Calls are growing for a second EU referendum. Matthew Partridge reports.

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