Money

Would adding a customs union to the Brexit deal really be so bad?

1 May 2019 15:32

It has been nearly a month since cross-party talks between the government and Labour began, and there is still no…

10 ways students can make extra money when home for the summer holiday

26 April 2019 11:15

When summer arrives and you’re faced with the beautiful reality of endless weeks in the sunshine (OK, wishful thinking), instead…

Britain will regret doing business with Huawei

24 April 2019 15:31

Imagine the following medieval conversation: King: “We need to build a castle at Dover. ‘Tis the key to England.” Courtier:…

Best Buys: Remortgage rates

23 April 2019 16:01

Thinking of remortgaging your home, or perhaps a second property? Here are some of the best remortgage rates on the…

Best Buys: Travel credit cards

17 April 2019 15:00

If you’re going away this Easter and are on a budget, it makes sense to ensure your money goes as…

What did Japan make of Jeremy Hunt’s Brexit mission? 

16 April 2019 15:43

Attempting to explain Brexit in 90 seconds might remind you of a Monty Python sketch, but this is what Jeremy Hunt…

Shamima Begum has a right to legal aid

15 April 2019 16:41

Speaking on the radio this morning, the Foreign Secretary refused the temptation to condemn the Legal Aid Authority’s grant of…

Will France cut taxes and boost the economy in response to the protests?

12 April 2019 11:38

For 21 weeks now the Gilets Jaunes have taken to the streets of French cities to protest. It began as…

Why we should all be eating out more

11 April 2019 22:39

Trade associations are even better journalistic sources than talkative taxi drivers. If you want to know what’s happening in the…

How long, cold winters created the ‘mercantile capitalism’ of today

11 April 2019 22:21

At a dinner recently I was told the story of a Canadian billionaire (now defined in banking circles as someone…

Westminster’s Brexit obsession is the biggest danger for SMEs

11 April 2019 22:04

While the House of Commons increasingly becomes an echo chamber, thank goodness that outside of Westminster life continues for UK…

Best Buys: One year fixed rate business bonds

9 April 2019 18:35

Fixed rate business bonds can guarantee you a relatively high interest rate, as long as you are able to leave…

The myth of the Great British Brexit trade policy

9 April 2019 17:06

It makes almost no sense for the Brexit debacle to have come down to the issue of an ‘independent British…

What might a jockey earn from riding in tomorrow’s Grand National?

5 April 2019 11:42

This Saturday, 600 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch The Grand National. Horse racing is the second…

We could emerge from Brexit as a nation of born-again entrepreneurs – if we invest

4 April 2019 21:39

Siemens’ UK HQ happens to be in Manchester, where I was glad to find contrary evidence last week that all…

What MPs decide about Brexit is becoming irrelevant

3 April 2019 10:27

Maybe we will go for a Norway-Double Plus. Or A Canada-Minus. Or Common Market 2.0, or a WTO-Light, an EEA-Doubled,…

Best Buys: One year fixed-rate ISAs

2 April 2019 11:48

Fixed rate ISAs are a good way of making sure you have some cash put to one side for a…

What is Britain really good at these days?

29 March 2019 12:59

I invited you to suggest smaller companies that are ‘potential world-beaters’ for the next layer of stocks in our UK…

The real winner from ‘Brexodus’ will be New York

29 March 2019 12:21

How big is Brexodus — the flight of business and people from the City of London in parallel with our…

Would you be tempted by a 40-yr home loan? I know I would

26 March 2019 18:02

I remember it so well: the existential angst, the self-doubt, the bitter railing against intergenerational inequality, all of which preoccupied…