Debt jubilee: will our debts be written off?
The idea of a "debt jubilee" – general society-wide cancellation of debt – goes back to Biblical times. Could it happen again? And would it really do …
The biggest bailout in history?
The massive economic shock caused by the coronavirus is forcing governments to take radical action. So what is our government doing and how does it co…
Airline industry braces for turbulence
The economics of airlines make them particularly vulnerable to external shocks, such as the Covid-19 virus outbreak. Flybe was the first to fall. Will…
Does Britain need more runways?
MPs thought Heathrow needed a new runway and voted for one; the Supreme Court has now scotched the idea. But there are other ways to increase airport …
Britain’s new immigration system
Free movement from the EU ends next year and Britain has taken back control of its borders. What will that mean in practical terms? And who benefits?
Will Britain close its doors to immigrants post-Brexit?
Details have not yet been forthcoming, but Britain will soon have a new immigration policy. What will that mean for businesses and investors?