Why it makes sense to scrap higher-rate pensions tax relief
The point of pensions tax relief is to keep you out of the means-tested benefits system. The current system is ridiculously generous, says Merryn Some…
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…
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.
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…
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.
The free-spending policies that will never leave the virtual world
Our politicians are all promising voters the world. But mostly, it is just pointless showing off, says Merryn Somerset Webb.