UK Economy

The UK is sitting on its biggest debt pile since WW2. Should you be worried?
Rishi Sunak
UK Economy

The UK is sitting on its biggest debt pile since WW2. Should you be worried?

UK government borrowing is higher than at any time since the Second World War. But with a strong economic recovery predicted, things might not be as b…
4 May 2021
What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?
Billions of Zimbabwean dollars
Inflation

What is hyperinflation and could it happen here?

The Bank of England has been accused of the kind of money-printing that could lead to Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation. But that's very unlikely to happe…
4 May 2021
The SNP’s record in Scotland: how does it stack up?
Nicola Sturgeon
UK Economy

The SNP’s record in Scotland: how does it stack up?

The SNP has been in power in Scotland since 2007, and the country is going to the polls again. So how has it performed?
1 May 2021
Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate
Property "for sale" signs
House prices

Frenzied house price boom leaves buyers desperate

House prices are rising faster than at any time since 2004. And buyers are getting desperate, says Nicole Garcia-Merida.
30 Apr 2021
Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?
Boris Johnson and David Cameron
UK Economy

Are we living in a new era of political sleaze?

Cosy relations between politicians and corporations are back in the news. Just how bad is the problem? Stuart Watkins reports.
30 Apr 2021
What is “Britcoin” and what could it mean for you?
Bitcoin & crypto

What is “Britcoin” and what could it mean for you?

Rishi Sunak has asked the Bank of England to explore the possibility of creating a digital currency for the UK - dubbed Britcoin. Saloni Sardana looks…
26 Apr 2021
Why the government must stop meddling in the property market
Property

Why the government must stop meddling in the property market

The government has come up with plenty of wheezes for making homes affordable. It’s time to try the radical alternative, says Matthew Lynn – just leav…
25 Apr 2021
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The factors driving Britain’s provincial house-price bubble
Property

The factors driving Britain’s provincial house-price bubble

Where once London led the way in rising house prices, that’s no longer the case, says Nicole Garcia Merida, as buyers head for the country, spurred on…
23 Apr 2021
House prices in the UK are still surging – here’s why it’ll probably continue
Property

House prices in the UK are still surging – here’s why it’ll probably continue

The latest UK house price data shows no letup in the country’s booming property market, with the biggest yearly rise since 2014. And there’s no end in…
22 Apr 2021
Greensill, Cameron and the return of Tory sleaze
UK Economy

Greensill, Cameron and the return of Tory sleaze

The collapse of Greensill Capital threw a spotlight on political lobbying when it emerged that former PM David Cameron had been fighting its corner. J…
17 Apr 2021
Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses
Small business

Recovery Loan Scheme: the latest government aid package for small businesses

The Recovery Loan Scheme will help companies weather the pandemic
16 Apr 2021
UK mid-cap stocks look forward to life after lockdown
UK stockmarkets

UK mid-cap stocks look forward to life after lockdown

The FTSE 250 hit an all-time high at the end of last week, as investors look to a post-lockdown recovery.
16 Apr 2021
House prices: from boom to even bigger boom
House prices

House prices: from boom to even bigger boom

UK house prices have risen to new to record highs, says Nicole Garcia Merida. Demand continues to outpace supply, but continued low interest rates, th…
9 Apr 2021
1 April 1999: The minimum wage is introduced in Britain
This day in history

1 April 1999: The minimum wage is introduced in Britain

On this day in 1999, the national minimum wage was introduced in Britain, bringing an instant pay rise to 1.9 million low-paid workers.
1 Apr 2021
How the vaccine wars will harm us all
Global Economy

How the vaccine wars will harm us all

Grabbing and hoarding vaccine supplies, or even manufacturing one’s own, might seem to make sense for a state in an emergency. But the damage done to …
27 Mar 2021
House price rise slows – but not by much
House prices

House price rise slows – but not by much

The rate of increase in UK house prices slowed in the year to January. But nothing seems able to halt their determined march higher, says Nicole Garci…
26 Mar 2021
Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?
House prices

Why are house prices so high? And what could make them more affordable?

House prices in the UK are at an all-time high – but they just keep going higher. And that’s not because of rich foreign buyers or a lack of supply, s…
23 Mar 2021
Britain's £37bn test and trace system: did it do any good?
UK Economy

Britain's £37bn test and trace system: did it do any good?

Britain built a system for testing for Covid-19 and tracking down contacts from a standing start – at a cost projected at £37bn. Why so expensive? And…
20 Mar 2021
Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed
Small business

Sunak sticks with SEISS support scheme for the self-employed

The chancellor has extended the SEISS scheme to help the self-employed through pandemic-induced difficulties.
19 Mar 2021
Make sure you don't go over the pensions lifetime allowance
Pensions

Make sure you don't go over the pensions lifetime allowance

Breaching the lifetime allowance for pension savings could prove very costly, says David Prosser.
15 Mar 2021
Don’t fear Rishi Sunak’s corporation tax rise – it may never happen
UK Economy

Don’t fear Rishi Sunak’s corporation tax rise – it may never happen

A booming economy, tax competition and furious lobbying mean that the chancellor's proposed rise in corporation tax may never happen, says Matthew Lyn…
14 Mar 2021
What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?
UK stockmarkets

What's behind the collapse of Greensill Capital, and why does it matter?

A financial company involved in opaque products that repackaged loans has gone into administration. Is there a bigger systemic risk here?
13 Mar 2021