UK economy

Warning to employees: the value of your employer can fall as well as rise

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.

How Brexit will hit sterling

Matthew Partridge talks to currency expert Jeremy Thomson-Cook about how Britain leaving the EU could affect sterling and other currencies.

Tories will need to call the DUP’s bluff

The government will have to stare down the DUP if it is to get a Brexit deal. Matthew Partridge reports.

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.

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