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Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 22 January: UK public borrowing

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to the latest on of the UK's public finances, with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecasts for borrowing thi…
22 Jan 2020
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 21 January: UK labour market data

In today's Money Minute we get the latest unemployment figures for the UK, plus wage growth data and a host of company updates.
21 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Take a punt against businesses with Remainer CEOs

Prominent EU supporters’ faulty reasoning is a liability for their businesses, says Matthew Lynn. Sell their shares short.
19 Jan 2020
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UK Economy

Dominic Cummings: the "weirdos" take back control

The prime minister’s special adviser is planning big changes in the way the government machine works. What can we expect? Simon Wilson reports.
18 Jan 2020
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UK house prices may be heading for a Boris bounce

The latest survey of estate agents and surveyors from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is "unambiguously positive" – suggesting house pric…
16 Jan 2020
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Property

Are UK house prices really on the rebound?

The latest house price data from the Office for National Statistics paint a picture of a housing market that is showing signs of rallying. That's not …
15 Jan 2020
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Economy

Weak inflation data may gives the Bank of England an excuse to cut rates

UK inflation is edging lower, and is now well below the Bank of England’s 2% target rate. That could mean even lower interest rates. Here's why. 
15 Jan 2020
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Economy

Four ways to shape post-Brexit Britain

One part of the Brexit debate is thankfully over. A more important one must now begin, says Matthew Lynn. How to build a post-Brexit Britain.
22 Dec 2019

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Economy

How to solve Britain’s crippling housing crisis

Apart from Brexit, housing is the most pressing issue facing the incoming government. A new book explains what it should do. Max King reports.
18 Dec 2019
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Economy

Don’t bet on a stellar 2020 for the pound – but UK stocks should do fine

With the dust starting to settle after the general election, John Stepek looks at what the new Tory government might mean for your investments.
17 Dec 2019
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Why you should own UK stocks – and what to buy

The UK’s stockmarkets are unusually cheap compared with the rest of the world. If you don’t have substantial holdings in UK stocks, you should, says M…
16 Dec 2019
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Economy

Currency Corner: what the Tory landslide means for the pound

Sterling loved the Conservative election victory. In this week#s Currency Corner, Dominic Frisby looks at just how high the pound could go next.
13 Dec 2019
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Economy

Why the Conservative victory is good news for investors

The Conservatives' election victory is a big deal, says John Stepek. Markets have bounced and the pound has surged. Here's what it all means for the e…
13 Dec 2019
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Economy

Britain is actually in pretty good shape

The UK may have its problems, but not nearly as many as people seem to think, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
12 Dec 2019
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Economy

What are the best ways of raising more money in tax?

Given that whoever wins next week's election will be going on a massive spending spree, we're going to need to raise at least some of that money throu…
5 Dec 2019
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Economy

What level of income really makes you “rich”?

The one-percent club may not be quite as exclusive as you think, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Many people can drift in and out throughout their lives.
2 Dec 2019
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Economy

The political battle over the NHS

Politicians seeking votes are promising ever more money for the NHS. But there may be better ways to rescue the service from its decline.
30 Nov 2019
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Betting on politics: don't put your money on the SNP

Scottish voters are strongly opposed to another independence referendum, says Matthew Partridge. That opens up a few tasty punts against he SNP.
29 Nov 2019
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Economy

We've got plenty of taxation – but not much representation

The last century has seen government proliferate to unprecedented levels. The state now owns as much of a worker’s labour as a feudal lord, says Domin…
29 Nov 2019
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks prepare for a "Boris bounce"

UK stocks could be in line for a bounce if the election result reduces political uncertainty.
29 Nov 2019
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House prices are still far too high – but things are improving slowly

UK house prices crept higher in November, with the strongest growth since April. But the drift towards greater affordability in Britain’s most dangero…
29 Nov 2019
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Economy

The productivity puzzle: is Britain stuck in a rut?

Growth in output per worker is vital to the wealth of nations. Since the financial crisis, Britain has consistently fallen behind on this score. Why? …
28 Nov 2019
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Economy

What last night’s big opinion poll tells us about the pound

The poll that accurately predicted the result of the last general election is suggesting a solid result for the Conservatives this time around. John S…
28 Nov 2019
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Tax

Labour’s tax proposals and what they mean for your money

Nimesh Shah, partner at accountants and tax consultants Blick Rothenberg, outlines the Labour Party's tax proposals, and explains how they might affec…
27 Nov 2019
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Economy

Britain’s welcome new immigration system

Soon we’re likely to accept immigrants only if they have the right skills. That would be a good move, says Matthew Lynn.
24 Nov 2019
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UK Economy

Labour's plan to bring full-fibre broadband to the whole country

Labour has a plan to bring full-fibre broadband to all of Britain's homes and businesses. But will it work, and how much will it cost?
23 Nov 2019
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Stocks and shares

Easyjet profits fall as it bids to become the world’s first “zero carbon” airline

EasyJet reported a fall in profits today, after a “difficult” year, but is hoping to become the first “zero carbon” airline by offsetting its carbon e…
19 Nov 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 19 November: company results and the election debate

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to company results from EasyJet and AO World, plus the televised debate between Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.
19 Nov 2019
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Property

Sellers pull out of the property market ahead of the Christmas election

The number of people putting their house on the market has seen its biggest fall for over ten years, as the housing market continues to cool.
18 Nov 2019
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Economy

Don’t squeeze our entrepreneurs with higher taxes

Britain’s entrepreneurs and business innovators get generous tax breaks. They should keep getting them.
17 Nov 2019
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Economy

Tories and Labour turn on the spending taps

Austerity is officially over as both parties have outlined lavish spending plans. Overseas, too, spending and borrowing are back in fashion. Will the …
16 Nov 2019
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Economy

Free broadband? Wait until this election campaign really gets going

Labour has added a chunk of BT to the list of things it will renationalise if it wins the election. That probably won’t happen, says John Stepek. But …
15 Nov 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Monday 11 November: a busy week for UK economic data

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to a week that includes GDP figures, employment data and inflation.
11 Nov 2019
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Economy

A new chapter for high-street banks in the PPI mis-selling saga

The PPI mis-selling scandal is nearly over for the banks. But a new nightmare may be just about to begin.
10 Nov 2019
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House prices

Affordability improves as house prices continue their slow, sleepy decline

With house prices continuing to climb more slowly than inflation or wages, the latest Halifax house price index is a further encouraging sign that the…
8 Nov 2019
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Stock markets

The British equity market is shrinking

British startups are abandoning public stockmarkets and turning to deep-pocketed Silicon Valley venture capitalists for their investment needs.
8 Nov 2019
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Economy

Governments have got the message – right or left, a spending binge is coming your way

Politicians of every hue have committed to throwing vast sums of money at their voters. Rampant inflation will eventually make them stop. But for now…
8 Nov 2019
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Stockmarkets

UK stocks fear Hurricane Corbyn

Bankers and investors are worried that an unprecedented hurricane in the form of Jeremy Corbyn could be hurtling their way on 12 December.
8 Nov 2019
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Stock markets

Mothercare’s inevitable demise

Mothercare's UK arm has gone into administration, But that's hardly any surprise.
7 Nov 2019
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Top ten funds to profit from a Boris Brexit bounce

City analysts are pondering a once-unthinkable scenario: what if it all goes right for Boris Johnson? David Stevenson picks the funds he thinks will p…
5 Nov 2019
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Economy

How debt has broken the breakdown recovery business

Both the RAC and AA have been saddled with huge debts by private equity owners. It;s not done them any favours at all.
4 Nov 2019
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UK Economy

Betting on politics: who will get the most seats in the general election?

Matthew Partridge casts his eyes over the odds on which party will get most seats in December's general election.
1 Nov 2019
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Economy

What the Brexit election means for your money

This election may be all about Brexit, but it will also define the wider political and economic environment for years to come. John Stepek looks at th…
1 Nov 2019
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Economy

This election is all about Brexit – but then what?

All anyone will be voting on in the upcoming election will be Brexit. But what happens after that? What happens, for example, if Jeremy Corbyn wins?
31 Oct 2019
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Economy

Why are charities not spending the money they’ve raised?

Rather than spend their donors’ money on charitable causes, a huge number of charities are hoarding cash and investing it. They should be spending it …
29 Oct 2019
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House prices

House prices in the UK are still gently falling in real terms

House prices rose by 0.4% in October, and are now rising more slowly than wages or wider inflation. So, in “real terms”, they’re falling. That’s great…
29 Oct 2019
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Economy

Cash machines are dying, and it’s not all down to debit cards

Cash machines are dying. And it’s not all down to people using debit cards, says Merryn somerset Webb. Rock-bottom interest rates are playing their pa…
24 Oct 2019
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Economy

Another Brexit delay – so what happens now?

Last week’s excitement over a Brexit deal getting done proved to be premature. John Stepek looks at where we are now, and what it means for your money…
21 Oct 2019
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Economy

Scotland is taxing itself to death

The authorities in Scotland are undermining the economy’s appeal. They had better watch out, says Matthew Lynn.
20 Oct 2019