As the tide of public opinion turns against those with too much money, there could be uncomfortable times ahead for the world’s billionaires, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
There’s been a lot of wailing about the extra tax burden once you hit the pensions lifetime savings allowance. But it’s better to just carry on contributing and pay the tax, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Doctors whose pensions are too big want an exemption from the lifetime allowance. They shouldn’t get it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Companies are coming under increasingly serious attack from cyber criminals. Few have the systems to cope with it, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and recovering losses through insurance could prove difficult.
Fund management fees are still taking a huge bite out of investor returns. And while they may have fallen in recent years, they need to come down even further, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Powerful corporations have grown too used to dictating terms to consumers, workers and suppliers. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Jonathan Tepper about how to fix it.
All the emotion around Brexit is producing real value in the market right now, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’s the perfect time snap up some UK bargains.
Since women got the vote a century ago, we have developed a more progressive tax system and a transferred more wealth to the less well-off. That’s no coincidence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
People objecting to new housing developments in their neighbourhoods are acting perfectly rationally, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But there’s an easy solution: divert some of the landowners’ profits and buy them off.
Wages in Britain have been low for a long time. But they’re finally on the rise. That’s good for workers, good for productivity and good for our public finances.
The cap on the government’s Help-to-Buy scheme, introduced in the latest Budget, could leave an awful lot of people feeling duped, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Anyone can be taken in by fraudsters promising the world. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how we can fight financial crime, and how to safely invest in unlisted companies.