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The cautionary tale of Andrea Orcel

14 February 2019 19:51

There’s a lesson for all boardrooms — and an echo of the lost era of big-bucks, big-ego banking — in…

Mark Carney is finally right about Brexit

13 February 2019 13:15

Cripes. At this rate the CBI will be putting out reports on Brexit’s potential benefits, George Osborne will be reminding…

Best Buys: One year fixed-rate ISAs

12 February 2019 18:05

This week’s Best Buys are one year fixed-rate ISAs. Even if you have opened one in the previous tax year,…

Welcome to the Year of the Pig

12 February 2019 17:35

Happy Chinese New Year, or at least let’s hope so. The chubby pig of 2019 is an obvious symbol of…

Forget the backstop. Business is doing what it does best: making decisions and investing

7 February 2019 22:49

With 31 working days until negotiations time out, Theresa May has been selling her vision for post-Brexit Britain to businesses…

Is there any point listening to the Bank of England’s growth forecasts?

7 February 2019 17:35

The Bank of England today downgraded its forecast for UK GDP growth in 2019 from 1.7 per cent (a forecast…

Best Buys: Regular savings accounts

5 February 2019 18:49

The interest on all bank accounts has taken a big hit in recent years, but some certainly offer better rates…

We need to change the outdated perception of flexible working

5 February 2019 16:08

It’s been almost two decades since the UK Government first introduced the right to request flexible working for parents and…

Will the rise of veganism turn us into a nation of current account switchers?

4 February 2019 11:59

We’re meant to be a nation of pioneers. Back in the seventeenth century we set sail in search of exotic…

Is it time for a Brexit recipe book?

1 February 2019 12:01

What to do about the coming shortage of green groceries of which several supermarkets warned yet again this week if…

We should salute the very rich who stay onshore and pay their taxes

1 February 2019 11:20

Paying tax — which many of us have been doing this week before HMRC’s 31 January deadline — is a…

The Asda equal pay ruling that could wreck the UK’s labour market

31 January 2019 17:46

I don’t know what it is like to work as a checkout assistant in Asda, still less in an Asda…

Best buys: Five year and over fixed rate mortgages

29 January 2019 17:23

If you’re looking to buy a property in the near future then this week’s Best Buys – of five year…

Does the Left want us to return to the pre-industrial age?

29 January 2019 15:47

However misguided their ideas, until recently it was safe to assume that those on the Left did at least want…

Davos’s guilty secret

28 January 2019 15:01

Somehow I had managed more than a quarter of a century in journalism without ever going to Davos. It had…

Sadiq Khan is wrong about rent control

28 January 2019 12:56

Rent control would worsen London’s housing crisis while hurting the poor, immigrants, and minorities. Yet Sadiq Khan wants to make it the…

British politicians have some lessons to learn from Jersey

23 January 2019 21:56

Let’s be honest: when most of us think about Jersey the words ‘tax’ and ‘avoidance’ come quickly to mind. Okay,…

The mystery behind Patisserie Valerie’s collapse

22 January 2019 18:10

Patisserie Valerie, the cake-shop chain that found a potentially fraudulent £40 million black hole in its finances last October, fell…

Best Buys: Easy access accounts without bonus

22 January 2019 15:16

If you’re after an account that allows you to access your money whenever you fancy, then an easy access account…

Stuart Rose is being vindicated for his Brexit wages warning

22 January 2019 12:10

It was one of the more memorable moments of the referendum campaign. In the midst of a fevered debate between…

Is the UK auto industry only struggling because of Brexit?

17 January 2019 18:57

The popular new narrative for the UK auto industry is that its troubles are only temporarily to do with Brexit…

Is there no-one in the universities sector who can do arithmetic?

17 January 2019 18:41

This week, Universities UK and the Russell Group, seemingly speaking on behalf of the whole sector, produced an Open Letter…

Theresa May moves the market

15 January 2019 21:39

After suffering what could be the largest Commons defeat in over a hundred years – far surpassing anyone’s expectations, it’s…

Has the single currency proved its worth?

15 January 2019 16:22

Against a background of drooping eurozone growth (the consensus forecast is 1.6 per cent this year) I met no one…

Best Buys: One year fixed rate bonds

15 January 2019 14:35

A fixed rate bond can earn you more interest than a notice or easy access savings account, but it does…