UK economy

The European elections mattered a lot more than you think

The European elections revealed nothing more than that the country is still as divided as ever about Brexit. So, what’s changed? Well, says John Stepek – quite a lot actually.

What are the bookies’ odds on the new Tory leader?

After nearly three years in office, Theresa May is set to stand down. Here, Matthew Partridge looks at who the bookies favour as the new Tory leader.

May’s last stand

The prime minister’s “new deal” smelt fishily familiar. MPs are likely to pass on it. Emily Hohler reports.

No Brexit and a minority government – the future for Britain?

There’s a good chance that our next government will be a coalition, with Jeremy Corbyn at the reins and Brexit delayed indefinitely. John Stepek looks at what that means for your portfolio.

Britain shoots for the top spot

England dominates European football. It looks as if it will take home the trophy for economic success, too, says Matthew Lynn.

MPs’ expenses scandal lives on

A decade on from the MPs’ expenses scandal and little has changed.

Farage victory would tip the balance

A Brexit Party win may concentrate minds in parliament and break the stalemate. Emily Hohler reports.

Why I’ve changed my mind about the pension savings lifetime allowance

I used to think the lifetime pension savings allowance was a terrible idea, says Merryn Somerset Webb. I’ve changed my mind on that. But there are some things about the pensions system that I will never agree with.

How to prepare for a Corbyn government

The real risk to your finances is not Brexit, says Merryn Somerset Webb, it’s that the mismanagement of Brexit could lead to a Corbyn government. So how do you prepare? 

The trouble with Scotland's plan to launch its own currency

A Scottish currency makes sense for the nationalists dreaming of independence. But will it work, asks Matthew Lynn.

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