Why the Bank of England intervened in the bond market
Groucho Marx
Government bonds

Why the Bank of England intervened in the bond market

A sudden crisis for pension funds exposed to rapidly rising bond yields meant the Bank of England had to act. Cris Sholto Heaton looks at the lessons …
30 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: will Kwasi Kwarteng’s gamble on growth work?
MoneyWeek cover illustration
Budget

Mini-Budget: will Kwasi Kwarteng’s gamble on growth work?

The government has launched the biggest dash for growth in 50 years, relaunching an approach known as supply-side economics. What is the plan – and wi…
30 Sep 2022
Why everyone is over-reacting to the mini-Budget
John Major
Budget

Why everyone is over-reacting to the mini-Budget

Most analyses of the chancellor’s mini-Budget speech have failed to grasp its purpose and significance, says Max King
29 Sep 2022
Bank of England spends £65bn to “restore orderly market conditions”
Bank of England
Budget

Bank of England spends £65bn to “restore orderly market conditions”

The Bank of England has said it will spend £65bn buying bonds to stabilise the financial markets after the government’s mini-Budget. Saloni Sardana ex…
29 Sep 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
A petrol station
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling the average car with fuel is falling, but is still approaching £100. How is that made up? Saloni Sardana explains just what makes …
27 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: stamp duty cut and what it means for homebuyers
Stamp duty

Mini-Budget: stamp duty cut and what it means for homebuyers

Stamp duty cut is a crowd-pleasing move that could help 200,000 homebuyers – but is it enough when housing demand outstrips supply? Kalpana Fitzpatric…
23 Sep 2022
Mini-Budget: stamp duty and income tax cut as Kwarteng targets growth
Tax

Mini-Budget: stamp duty and income tax cut as Kwarteng targets growth

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced sweeping tax cuts in his mini-Budget statement. Here's what was said.
23 Sep 2022
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National Insurance increase will be reversed in November, says chancellor
National Insurance

National Insurance increase will be reversed in November, says chancellor

The UK government has ditched the 1.25 percentage-point National Insurance rise, which will see workers pocket more pay and reduce tax for UK business…
22 Sep 2022
What we know and what to expect from Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget
Budget

What we know and what to expect from Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget

New chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is to deliver a “mini-Budget”. Nicole García Mérida explains what we can expect to see.
22 Sep 2022
Why it’s right to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap
UK Economy

Why it’s right to scrap the bankers’ bonus cap

Scrapping the bankers’ bonus cap will annoy Brussels, says Matthew Lynn. And while we’re at it, he says, we may as well get rid of a load of other EU …
22 Sep 2022
Why we should abolish stamp duty – the worst tax in Britain
Tax

Why we should abolish stamp duty – the worst tax in Britain

Stamp duty is Britain’s most horrible tax. We should forget cutting it and abolish it altogether, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
22 Sep 2022
Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?
Budget

Rishi Sunak can’t fix all our problems – so why try?

Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement is an attempt to plaster over problems the chancellor can’t fix. So should he even bother trying, asks Merryn Somerset …
28 Mar 2022
Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money
Budget

Here’s what the Spring Statement means for your money

David Prosser looks into the details of Rishi Sunak's "jam tomorrow" Spring Statement and explains just what it means for you and your money.
23 Mar 2022
The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it
Budget

The National Insurance rise is not needed – Sunak should have ditched it

With our public finances in better shape than many people think, the chancellor's decision not to ditch the rise in National Insurance contributions i…
23 Mar 2022
Who will pay for the cost of living crisis?
UK Economy

Who will pay for the cost of living crisis?

The cost of living is rising fast. You may be expecting the chancellor to use his spring Budget to help ease it. But you’re likely to be disappointed,…
21 Mar 2022
Make sure your pension savings don't breach the lifetime allowance
Pensions

Make sure your pension savings don't breach the lifetime allowance

Don’t forget the lifetime allowance when reviewing your pension planning – breaching it could prove very costly, says David Prosser.
7 Jan 2022
The Budget brought a short-term reprieve for investors
Budget

The Budget brought a short-term reprieve for investors

The Budget spared investors for now – so make sure you use up all your your allowances.
5 Nov 2021
Budget 2021: the chickens come home to roost
Budget

Budget 2021: the chickens come home to roost

Rishi Sunak delivered his budget today amid a fragile and uncertain time. Max King analyses.
27 Oct 2021
Budget 2021: Here is what Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced
Budget

Budget 2021: Here is what Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced

Rishi Sunak delivered his much anticipated Budget today. David Prosser explains what it means for you.
27 Oct 2021
What does Rishi Sunak have in store for investors this Wednesday?
Budget

What does Rishi Sunak have in store for investors this Wednesday?

Rishi Sunak is unveiling his spending plans for the economy this week. John Stepek analyses areas which may be most hit by the budget.
25 Oct 2021
Why we should scrap the Budget
Budget

Why we should scrap the Budget

The yearly Budget, big set-piece of British politics, encourages the very worst from the government, says Matthew Lynn.
24 Oct 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