UK economy

Squabbling Tories look out of touch

This week’s conference showed the party’s growing fear of Jeremy Corbyn. Cris Sholto Heaton reports.

Employee share ownership is a good idea – but how to make it work?

Employee share ownership is a very good thing. But the Labour Party’s plans won’t work, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Wanted: a plan to fix Britain’s railways

Labour wants to nationalise the trains as soon as it comes to power. The Tories are fighting back with yet another review of privatisation, just five years after the last one.

The wrong way to empower workers

Labour’s plans to put staff on boards and give them shares are well meaning but flawed.

Labour finds a radical new idea

John McDonnell’s speech at the Labour party conference was no triumph, but it did at least get people talking.

May's plans shot down in Salzburg

Yet the UK is still tottering towards a form of Brexit that suits nobody. Emily Hohler reports.

Why you should be nervous about Labour's plans

People seem to have forgotten just how bad things were under Labour in the 1970s, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We may soon to have to relearn an awful lot of painful lessons about incentives.

How on earth are we going to get rid of all of this debt?

The world’s governments are swimming in debt. Which is just about manageable with ultra-low interest rates. But that won’t last, says Dominic Frisby. The day of reckoning must surely come.

Britain needs more apprentices

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?

Betting on politics: the futures of May and Corbyn

Matthew Partridge finds out who the betting market tips to be the next leaders of the Tories and Labour.

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