Wages in Britain have been low for a long time. But they’re finally on the rise. That’s good for workers, good for productivity and good for our public finances.
Until now, there has been precious little sign of automation in the housebuilding sector. But that’s now changing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The Chancellor will be on the hunt for more money in next week’s Budget, says Merryn Somerset Webb. There’s every chance he could come knocking at your door.
Britain’s public finances were dealt a vicious blow by the financial crisis of 2008. We’ve come a long way since then, says Simon Wilson – but meeting the government’s goals will require higher taxes.
Tories’ big welfare reform is set to be ditched. Matthew Partridge reports.
It’s hard to see how Theresa May can cut the Gordian knot of the Irish border. Emily Hohler reports.
Stock markets have heaped plenty of woe on investors this week, says John Stepek. At least workers have reason to be cheerful.
Rising wages, record high employment, moderate inflation and a growing economy. Things are actually looking quite good for Britain at the moment, says John Stepek.
The effects of low-skilled immigration into the UK may be more complicated than many people think, says James Lewisohn.
If we are to make employee share ownership more widely available – as we should – we have to educate workers on how equity markets behave, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Matthew Partridge talks to currency expert Jeremy Thomson-Cook about how Britain leaving the EU could affect sterling and other currencies.