The apprenticeship levy has failed to boost the number of people in workplace training. What’s gone wrong, and what should we do about it?
Theresa May has laid out her plans for a soft Brexit. Yet despite all the high-profile resignations and dramatic headlines, it’s just business as usual for investors, says John Stepek.
The problems with the UK housing market are deeply entrenched, says Dominic Frisby. But there is still hope. Let’s hope the new housing minister is up to the job.
It’s a busy time in politics, with ministers flouncing out over plans for a soft Brexit. But it’s nothing to worry about, says John Stepek. Just business as usual.
Co-ops have been hailed as a model for a fairer capitalism. But they remain unpopular for a reason, says Matthew Lynn.
Universities are converting from final-salary to defined-contribution pension schemes. Academics should be grateful, says Max King.
Even if the PM manages to unite her Cabinet, will the EU agree to her deal? Emily Hohler reports.
The UK’s public auditor has slammed the shambolic introduction of universal credit, and the government’s own fiscal watchdog says its benefits are dubious. Simon Wilson reports.
We should limit housing’s appeal as a speculative asset in favour of more productive investments, says John Stepek.
It’s not just banks and media firms facing disruption – big consumer brands are in trouble, too, says Matthew Lynn.
Interest rates in Britain should be much higher than they are now, says John Stepek. But these are strange times – don’t expect things to stay as they are.