The chancellor can’t have been looking forward to the Budget this week, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But in the end, it wasn’t so bad.
The so-called Paradise Papers have highlighted the use of far-flung remnants of the British Empire as tax havens. The bargain tax rates are looking increasingly costly, says Simon Wilson.
There’s no sign of a meltdown yet following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, Matthew Lynn lists four areas the chancellor should focus his energies instead.
The “Irish question” continues to loom over the Brexit negotiations. Matthew Partridge reports.
Emily Hohler looks ahead to the chancellor’s Budget speech next week.
Betting expert Matthew Partridge looks at which politicians are tipped to stay – and who’s on the way out.
As the hysteria surrounding the Paradise Papers shows, public and political attitudes to tax avoidance are changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Leaks such as the Paradise Papers reveal something very worrying, says Matthew Lynn. And it’s not about those who have been caught up in the scandal.
Small businesses rally behind television presenter Noel Edmonds against the banks. David Prosser reports.
A climate is developing in which the wealthy are perceived to not be paying their way, says Cris Sholto Heaton.
Britain’s housing market is freezing over – nobody wants to buy property at the moment. John Stepek explains why, and where things might go from here.