UK economy

A job for the next chancellor: abolish the pensions annual allowance taper

The government is consulting on the pensions annual allowance taper that is wreaking havoc in the NHS. Much better would be to simply abolish it, says Merryn Somerset Webb. And not just for the NHS.

Boris Johnson is the new prime minister: so what happens now?

With Boris Johnson confirmed as Britain’s new prime minister, John Stepek looks at what he might do with his new-found power.

The three planks of Boris-onomics

Boris Johnson, our new PM, will have to act fast to put Britain back on its feet, say Matthew Lynn.

Boris Johnson and the irresistible rise of “cakeism”

But will dabblers in it meet with a sticky end? Emily Hohler reports.

A post-Brexit spending boost is entirely justifiable

Strident pessimism over a no-deal Brexit is creating the ideal conditions for Keynesian stimulus, says Bernard Connolly.

Why markets are suddenly terrified that Britain is heading for No Deal Brexit

The truth is dawning on the markets that, with Boris Johnson as prime minister, we are heading for a No Deal Brexit whether we like it or not.

The City must move on from Europe

The City thrived as the EU’s finance hub. But now new opportunities look more promising, says Matthew Lynn.

Boris Johnson and the sugar tax

Our probable new prime minister wants to scrap the levy on sugary drinks introduced by some of his predecessors. Would that be a good move?

How the pension contributions annual allowance is crippling the NHS

NHS doctors are responding to the perverse financial incentives of the pension contributions annual allowance scheme by just not doing any extra work. The system needs fixing. And not just for doctors.

Betting on politics: latest odds on the Tory leadership

Matthew Partridge looks at the latest odds on the tory leadership race, on the next chancellor, and on Corbyn and Johnson losing their seats at the next election.

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