There are signs that the world’s big shareholders are finally grasping that, as the technical owners of listed companies, they have long-term financial and social responsibilities, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
High-revenue but low-tax-paying tech companies could be targeted as the government mollifies voters with interventionist politics, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
If Emmanuel Macron wins the French election by a small margin, it could cause chaos. It could even make France ungovernable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Nicola Sturgeon’s response to the benefits cap is a clever one, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it’s as unpleasantly cynical as politics can get.
There are lots of things to be frightened of in the world of finance. But Turkey should probably be top of the list, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The state pension should only be offered to those who need it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
By banning cash, central bankers like to think they can control our spending habits, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But it may not be so straightforward.
Virgin Trains’ pretend standard-class ticket is very handy for those who prefer to travel first class but need to disguise that fact on their expense claims.
Inflation is back. And that’s bad news for savers and borrowers alike, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The self employed shouldn’t relax yet, says Merryn Somerset Webb. One way or another, Philip Hammond will be back to tax them.
The solution to all the fuss over National Insurance contributions for the self-employed is simple, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We all pay the same tax regardless of how we work.
The dramatic rise in probate fees is a sneaky way for the government to tax residential property, says Merryn Somerset Webb.