UK Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall
UK Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall

Despite the fuss about rising interest rates, they’re falling in real terms. That will blow up a wild bubble, says Matthew Lynn.
15 May 2022
High inflation will fade – here’s why
Inflation

High inflation will fade – here’s why

Many people expect high inflation to persist for a long time. But that might not be true, says Max King. Inflation may fall faster than expected – and…
13 May 2022
Calculate your personal inflation rate
Personal finance

Calculate your personal inflation rate

This useful calculator lets you see the effect of price rises on your budget, to calculate your own personal inflation rate.
12 May 2022
Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos
UK Economy

Britain’s post-Brexit trade chaos

The government has yet again postponed introducing post-Brexit checks on EU imports. Why has it done this, and does it matter?
7 May 2022
Everything is getting more expensive – including money
UK Economy

Everything is getting more expensive – including money

Investors are about to start feeling rather more pain, says Merryn Somerset Webb – from the rising price of money.
6 May 2022
The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation
UK Economy

The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation

The Bank of England raised UK interest rates and warned of soaring inflation and a collapse in economic growth. John Stepek explains what it means for…
5 May 2022
Cost-of-living crisis: a disaster years in the making
Economy

Cost-of-living crisis: a disaster years in the making

The cost-of-living crisis has little to do with Brexit, climate change, Covid-19 or war, says Tim Lee
5 May 2022
What is a windfall tax?
UK Economy

What is a windfall tax?

Windfall taxes are levied on industries that have benefited the most from unusual economic conditions, earning above average profits. They are often a…
3 May 2022
Are UK house prices heading for a fall?
House prices

Are UK house prices heading for a fall?

UK house-price growth is slowing as interest rates rise. But interest rates aren’t all that matters for house prices, says John Stepek.
3 May 2022
Why new technology will pump up inflation
Inflation

Why new technology will pump up inflation

New technology will make it easier to sneak through price rises without anyone really noticing, says Matthew Lynn.
1 May 2022
The pound is falling hard – is a UK recession on the cards?
UK Economy

The pound is falling hard – is a UK recession on the cards?

The pound has tanked against the US dollar as markets grow increasingly concerned about a recession in the UK. John Stepek asks if anything can save u…
25 Apr 2022
Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions
Pensions

Older people may own their own home, but the young have better pensions

UK house prices mean owning a home remains a pipe dream for many young people, but they should have a comfortable retirement, says Merryn Somerset Web…
25 Apr 2022
Why we need to chop off the “dead hand” of the Treasury
UK Economy

Why we need to chop off the “dead hand” of the Treasury

HM Treasury, the department in charge of long-term growth, fiscal policy, and departmental budgets, is a single bloated behemoth. It would be better t…
23 Apr 2022
We may be heading for recession – and it will be no ordinary recession
UK Economy

We may be heading for recession – and it will be no ordinary recession

Just as the downturn in 2020 was not a typical recession. the next downturn could be very different too, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
22 Apr 2022
Stagflation is sapping the UK's economic growth
Inflation

Stagflation is sapping the UK's economic growth

For the first time in decades, the economy is staring at stagflation (high inflation and slow growth).
21 Apr 2022
Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so
House prices

Will house prices crash in 2026? This surprisingly reliable cycle theory suggests so

An 18-year cycle in the UK property market says house prices will crash in 2026. Dominic Frisby explains how it works.
20 Apr 2022
UK house prices will fall – but not for a few years
House prices

UK house prices will fall – but not for a few years

UK house prices look out of reach for many. But the truth is that British property is surprisingly affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Prices will …
19 Apr 2022
Should investors care about UK firms being snapped up by overseas investors?
Investment strategy

Should investors care about UK firms being snapped up by overseas investors?

Britain is more open to foreign takeovers than comparable markets. Should investors be worried? John Stepek reports.
15 Apr 2022
Fred Harrison: House prices will peak in 2026
House prices

Fred Harrison: House prices will peak in 2026

Merryn talks to Fred Harrison, author of #WeAreRent about why land is so lucrative to investors and when house prices will level off.
14 Apr 2022
The jobs market is booming – here are two ways investors can profit
UK Economy

The jobs market is booming – here are two ways investors can profit

The UK Jobs market is booming and unemployment is at the lowest level since 1974. Rupert Hargreaves explains how investors can profit.
14 Apr 2022
The UK's inflation figures are awful – and the worst is yet to come
Inflation

The UK's inflation figures are awful – and the worst is yet to come

UK inflation has hit yet another 30-year high, and we still haven’t hit the peak. This string of nasty surprises puts even more pressure on the Bank o…
13 Apr 2022
Is the UK too open to overseas takeovers?
UK Economy

Is the UK too open to overseas takeovers?

Data shows that the UK is more open to overseas takeovers than other major markets. John Stepek asks: should investors care?
11 Apr 2022
Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?
UK Economy

Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?

Inflation is hotting up, leading workers to demand wage rises to compensate. Union membership is on the rise again. Will this spark a wage-price spira…
8 Apr 2022
Four options for the sale of Chelsea FC
UK Economy

Four options for the sale of Chelsea FC

The UK's sanctioning of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich resulted in Chelsea going up for sale. Matthew Lynn explains four options that should be consid…
2 Apr 2022