UK economy

What Pulp Fiction can tell us about the next stage of Brexit

Remainers and leavers alike are unhappy with Theresa May’s Brexit deal. But, like the boxer in Pulp Fiction, they may have to swallow their pride and take the hit. John Stepek explains why.

Britain’s wages are rising – and about time too

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.

The shaming culture has gone too far

Publicly naming people behind with their taxes can work wonders – but it has its limits, says Matthew Lynn.

Budget: the devil in the detail

The drier aspects of the Budget don’t make the headlines, but can have a big impact on your money, says Ruth Jackson.

Some rare good news for landlords

Two property-related changes you might have missed in last week’s Budget, along with a rare good-news story for landlords.

Hammond puts Britain in the fast lane to recovery

Last week’s Budget pleased nobody. But in a few years’ time we may look back on it as the point when the clouds started to lift, says Max King.

Land value tax: the least-bad tax

Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, MoneyWeek and the Labour Party are all fans of a land value tax. But what exactly is it and how would it work? Simon Wilson reports.

How the Budget affects SMEs

Monday’s Budget, though not quite as dramatic as some expected, contained several measures that are relevant to small businesses.

Austerity may be ending, but we still have huge debts to pay off

The chancellor tried to present a cheerful picture of Britain’s finances in his budget speech this week, says John Stepek. But the national debt hasn’t gone away – and we have a hunch about who’ll have to pay for it.

The national debt really does matter

From the Budget, you’d think Britain’s growing national debt won’t have any consequences, says Merryn Somerset Webb – despite history suggesting otherwise.

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