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?
In a normal world, central banks raise interest rates to keep inflation in check. But even with UK inflation ticking up, we won’t see a rate rise anytime soon.
For the first time in a decade, wages are rising for young as well as older workers. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at what this means, and where it might lead.
Research shows that keeping a business in the family is good for profits. Matthew Lynn explains how to encourage more of it.
The government is making absurdly heavy weather of leaving the EU. Yet there is a straightforward solution hiding in plain sight. George Trefgarne explains.
Yet the rebels are unable to agree on a viable successor – or a credible Brexit plan. Emily Hohler reports.
With legalised cannabis, a new multi-billion-dollar industry is beginning to flower. But Britain won’t get a look-in, says Matthew Lynn.
Department stores, including House of Fraser, Debenhams and others, are in trouble. But history shows this retail format has the capacity to reinvent itself and bounce back, says Max King.
Britain’s prime minister took a trip to Africa – but its leaders headed to Beijing. Emily Hohler reports.
Brexit battles are resuming after Parliament’s summer break. Matthew Partridge reports.
When established big companies invest in new technologies, investors shrug. Why is that happening? asks Matthew Lynn.