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The Budget shows the Tories are now fighting on Corbyn’s turf

29 October 2018 19:12

When Theresa May announced at this year’s Tory conference that she would put an end to austerity, it’s safe to…

Hammond’s Halloween Budget fails to excite

29 October 2018 17:24

Philip Hammond held the Budget today to avoid a bunch of Halloween jokes about a zombie economy and so on.…

The Chancellor must not betray business with another attack on the self-employed

26 October 2018 11:02

The Conservatives used to be known as the party of business. Theresa May still seems to be trying to keep…

What the Government can learn from Piers Morgan’s ‘papoosegate’

25 October 2018 20:25

When Piers Morgan called Daniel Craig an #emasculatedbond for carrying his daughter in a baby carrier, Twitter responded in the…

What can Monday’s Budget do to make business feel better?

25 October 2018 20:15

‘Uncertainty is draining investment from the UK, with Brexit having a negative impact on eight in ten businesses,’ says Carolyn…

Why a four-day working week isn’t such a bad idea

25 October 2018 19:57

Most people were scandalised by John McDonnell’s proposal to promote a four-day working week. But before we get incensed about…

Correcting the FTSE

25 October 2018 19:55

The FTSE100 fell by more than 10%, which is generally regarded as a ‘correction’. How does that compare with other…

Why James Dyson isn’t a hypocrite for manufacturing in Singapore

23 October 2018 18:18

Remainers’ first response to the news that James Dyson will build his new electric car in Singapore was to accuse…

Best Buys: One-year fixed rate bonds

23 October 2018 17:22

Savers who are looking for a fixed return on their cash but who don’t want to invest over the longer…

The real problem with the Saudis’ ‘Davos in the Desert’

23 October 2018 12:23

At this rate, there’s going to be a very empty hospitality tent, and a heck of a lot of canapés…

From Faangs to Baangs – why it makes sense to go for gold

18 October 2018 15:59

The current stock-market correction has been steaming down the track since August and I claim no wisdom for having predicted…

Chuka Umunna’s £451-an-hour new job will help his opponents no end

18 October 2018 13:47

The news that Chuka Umunna is getting paid £451 an hour to chair a new centrist think tank will go…

Best Buys: Buy-to-let mortgages

16 October 2018 18:01

Looking to get into the buy-to-let market? These five year fixed-rate mortgages might be of interest to potential investors. Data…

Philip Hammond must not use rising wages as an excuse for hiking taxes

16 October 2018 12:47

In two weeks’ time, Philip Hammond is expected to declare an ‘end to austerity’. Today’s figures on wage growth are…

The Universal Credit is supposed to streamline benefits from October 2013. Picture: Getty.

Delays to Universal Credit won’t fix its fundamental flaw

16 October 2018 12:00

It’s rare that a government pauses the implementation of a flagship policy. There’s so much ego involved in these matters…

The euro is the source of Macron’s troubles

16 October 2018 11:17

A new interior minister. A new agriculture and culture minister. There wasn’t, despite some speculation, a new prime minister, but…

As Trump cuts funding to the UNRWA, the EU must fill the vacuum

11 October 2018 22:26

On 31st August, in a move celebrated by Benjamin Netanyahu as a ‘blessed change’, the Trump administration announced it would…

Best Buys: High interest current accounts

9 October 2018 18:40

It’s hard to find a bank account that gives you any interest at all on your earnings – but there…

The flaws in Labour’s plan for a four day week

8 October 2018 11:37

Free university for students. Free shares in your company. And now plenty of free time, with one day less in…