UK Economy

Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us
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UK Economy

Even if we end up in recession, a more inflationary world awaits us

The idea that a recession will drive down interest rates – and thus inflation – is flawed, says John Stepek. The disinflationary forces of the recent …
6 Jul 2022
Is inflation about to drop as recession takes hold?
The Bank of England
UK Economy

Is inflation about to drop as recession takes hold?

Central banks are raising interest rates in an attempt to curb soaring inflation. But will that push the economy into recession? John Stepek looks at …
5 Jul 2022
Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy
Avis car hire queue
UK Economy

Car hire and the strangeness of the post-pandemic economy

A global shortage of hire cars and unusually high hotel occupancy rates sum up the post-pandemic global economy in a nutshell, says Merryn Somerset We…
30 Jun 2022
Which house-price index is the best?
House for sale boards
Property

Which house-price index is the best?

Britain is obsessed with house prices, and we have at least four house-price indices to choose from to measure the rate of increase in the value of ou…
30 Jun 2022
UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?
A couple looking at houses in an estate agent's window
House prices

UK house prices are definitely cooling off – but are they heading for a fall?

UK house prices hit a fresh high in June, but as interest rates start to rise, the market is cooling John Stepek assesses just how much of an effect h…
30 Jun 2022
Why a recession will do us good
UK Economy

Why a recession will do us good

A period of slimming down is always painful, but it leaves us healthier for the long run, says Matthew Lynn.
26 Jun 2022
Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?
UK Economy

Rail strikes and the summer of discontent – who's to blame?

The rail workers are all out and look likely to continue through the summer. Comrades in other unions are joining the strikers. Who is to blame?
25 Jun 2022
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The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters
Inflation

The difference between CPI and RPI inflation - and why it matters

The consumer price index (CPI) and retail price index (RPI) are both important indicators of inflation. But what is the difference and why do they mat…
22 Jun 2022
Inflation in the UK just keeps on rising
Inflation

Inflation in the UK just keeps on rising

UK inflation has risen to 9.1% a year – far beyond the Bank of England’s 2% target rate. And it’s likely to remain high for some time. That’s going to…
22 Jun 2022
Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this
UK Economy

Cost of living crisis: we can’t borrow our way out of this

Racking up debt to deal with a cost of living crisis is crazy, says Matthew Lynn. We should cut our coat according to our cloth.
18 Jun 2022
Why we need to get a grip on our government
UK Economy

Why we need to get a grip on our government

Our government is trying to do too much, enacting policies that are destructive to the private sector. It needs to drop the the feel-good nonsense and…
16 Jun 2022
The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world
UK Economy

The cost of petrol in the UK compared with the rest of the world

The price of petrol in the UK has gone through the roof. Here, Saloni Sardana looks at how UK petrol price compares with the rest of the world.
15 Jun 2022
Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?
Property

Will the UK's property slowdown turn into a house-price crash?

As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies and interest rate rise, it is hard to see reasons for UK house prices to keep rising, says Merryn Somerset We…
9 Jun 2022
Shrinking credibility leaves sterling resembling an emerging-market currency
Currencies

Shrinking credibility leaves sterling resembling an emerging-market currency

UK monetary policy and the effects of Brexit are undermining confidence in sterling – it is increasingly resembling an emerging-market currency.
8 Jun 2022
What the UK’s no-confidence vote means for the pound
Currencies

What the UK’s no-confidence vote means for the pound

Boris Johnson is to face a vote of confidence in Parliament after a group of Conservative MPs turned against him. Saloni Sardana looks at what it migh…
6 Jun 2022
It may not look like it, but the UK housing market is cooling off
House prices

It may not look like it, but the UK housing market is cooling off

Recent house price statistics show UK house prices rising. But John Stepek explains why the market is in fact slowing down and what this means for you…
2 Jun 2022
Profile: Queen Elizabeth's finances
UK Economy

Profile: Queen Elizabeth's finances

The Queen’s frugal habits and dedication to the job have endeared her to (most of) her subjects. But where does her money come from – and how much doe…
2 Jun 2022
How the UK has changed in the last 70 years since the Queen took the throne
UK Economy

How the UK has changed in the last 70 years since the Queen took the throne

The last 70 years have been eventful and often difficult, but the UK is far wealthier than it was when the Queen took the throne in 1952. Simon Wilson…
1 Jun 2022
Why the UK's investment prospects are improving
Investments

Why the UK's investment prospects are improving

The outlook for the UK has darkened since last year, but the chancellor’s £15bn energy relief package should mean recession is avoided, says John Step…
1 Jun 2022
Has the chancellor done enough to save the UK from recession?
UK Economy

Has the chancellor done enough to save the UK from recession?

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new package last week to ease the cost of living crisis. John Stepek explains whether the risk of a UK recession…
29 May 2022
Britain’s broken energy markets
UK Economy

Britain’s broken energy markets

Governments have no control over global energy prices. But the dysfunction that has led to rising price caps and windfall taxes is all of the UK’s own…
27 May 2022
Here’s how the government plans to cut consumers’ energy bills
Personal finance

Here’s how the government plans to cut consumers’ energy bills

Rishi Sunak has outlined a £15bn package to help consumers cut the cost of soaring energy bills. Saloni Sardana looks at what he’s proposing and what …
26 May 2022