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Changing the gender pay gap system won’t help – let’s scrap it instead

12 April 2019 10:50

My heart skipped a beat when I discovered the Royal Statistical Society was publishing a report, out today, which calls…

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…

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…

The problem with the gender pay gap obsession

4 April 2019 15:21

Would we condone teaching a child that 1+1 = 3, for the sake of increasing her interest in maths? No. Would…

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…

Best Buys: Easy access accounts without bonus

26 March 2019 17:27

If you have savings that you quite fancy putting away for a rainy day, but want to have access to…

Prince Charles’s trip to Cuba is a big mistake

26 March 2019 15:00

More than 120 years ago, Winston Churchill sailed to Cuba. While there, he dreamt of a country ‘free and prosperous…throwing…

Would the real St Patrick have appreciated the contemporary marketisation of his Saint’s day?

20 March 2019 12:11

St Patrick’s Day, on 17 March, is now regarded as a prime opportunity for Irish politicians to travel abroad on…

Best Buys: 0% introductory purchase rate credit cards

19 March 2019 15:30

A purchase credit card is often the cheapest way to borrow – but make sure you pay back what you’ve…

Why Greek, Italian and Cypriot banks can go to the wall, but German ones can’t

19 March 2019 9:58

It would only encourage irresponsible lending. Deficits would run out of control. The rules of the single currency would be…

Martin Vander Weyer’s stock picks for the post-Brexit era

17 March 2019 15:34

The nation certainly needs optimism this week, so what better moment to start building our ‘UK Optimist Fund’ of shares…

Best Buys: Variable cash ISAs

14 March 2019 16:03

If you don’t want your money to be locked away for a set amount of time, or to make additional…

Top tips for when you’re learning to trade

14 March 2019 14:47

Trading the stock or forex markets can seem like a panacea for all your problems; you can set your own…