UK economy

Britain is in a political mess, but not an economic one

Given the political mess the country is in, you might assume that Britain was in economic meltdown. But in truth, we are enjoying something of a purple patch.

The latest Brexit twist means a long delay seems ever more likely

The speaker of the House of Commons has thrown a spanner in the works of Brexit that will prolong the process even further. John Stepek looks at the risks to your money.

May’s deal gets defeated again

The prime minister’s EU withdrawal agreement is now dead. Or is it? Emily Hohler reports.

Brexit: a very European fudge

Unless something very surprising indeed happens, Brexit is likely to be a massive fudge of the sort that always envelopes any negotiation involving the EU.

For all the noise on Brexit, nothing important has changed

There’s a lot of talk of Brexit chaos and pandemonium, but little has actually changed. Markets seem unbothered by what might happen – and the same should go for you, says John Stepek.

What Theresa May’s new deal means for your money

The prime minister has returned from her hurried trip to Strasbourg, clutching more paper. Will it be enough to get her deal through parliament and what does it mean for your money? John Stepek explains.

Betting on politics: Labour to win the Newport West by-election

Political betting expert Matthew Partridge sees Newport West sticking with Labour.

The gender pay gap: are women getting paid less than men?

Data on the gender pay gap would suggest that they are. Does that mean sexism is rife in British society? It’s not quite as simple as that, says Simon Wilson.

Chancellor lands a bumper tax haul

Yet the economy remains weak and subject to some “Brexity” trials ahead. Emily Hohler reports.

This Brexit show will run and run

Postponing Article 50 is now back on the list of possibilities. Emily Hohler reports.

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