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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 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 Tories are wrong to ditch austerity

4 October 2018 15:42

Schools will finally get a bit more money. Nurses and policemen may at last get a proper pay rise. Local…

Why is the BBC blaming falling car sales on Brexit?

4 October 2018 13:16

Congratulations once again to the BBC’s anti-Brexit propaganda unit, for its news website headline this morning: “Car sales plunge as…

Best Buys: Two-year fixed rate mortgages

2 October 2018 17:06

If you’re on the hunt for a mortgage, a fixed rate one will at least ensure that your repayments stay…

Why Brexit could be a boom time for Britain’s ports

2 October 2018 11:15

Anyone who has followed the news over the past 18 months could be forgiven for thinking that, in our ongoing…

The fatal flaw in Labour’s politics

27 September 2018 9:54

If we learned one thing from Labour Party Conference it’s that capitalism is bad. The union leaders said so, the…

Review: The book that reveals John McDonnell’s economic world view

26 September 2018 14:38

In 1995, the Labour party voted to amend Clause IV of its constitution, ditching its historic commitment to mass public…

Labour’s welfare reform problem

24 September 2018 18:41

Angela Rayner, one of the ‘rising stars’ of Jeremy Corbyn’s frontbench, received rapt applause from Labour members when she spoke…

Is ethical investment only for millennials and hipsters?

21 September 2018 11:19

In the ‘bad old days’ – namely before the late 20th century – it was traditionally the case that the…

Education – not social class – is the biggest factor in British pay gap

19 September 2018 17:51

The National Centre for Social Research’s held an ‘The Class Ceiling’ yesterday where attendees included Sky’s Lewis Goodall. He tweeted…

John Law pioneered ideas about banking and monetary policy that are important to this day

19 September 2018 16:11

John Law was by any standards a quite remarkable man. At the apogee of his power in 1720, he was…

Why should we listen to the IMF’s Brexit warning?

17 September 2018 11:57

Why are we so addicted to economic forecasts? We’ll know they are going to turn out to be wrong because…

Top money tips for a new school term

13 September 2018 20:25

It’s that time of year again – the air is turning crisp and pencils are being sharpened. Back to school.…

Best Buys: Fixed-rate cash ISAs

11 September 2018 16:36

ISAs have fallen from grace in recent years, and are now being ignored by many savers. ‘One of the biggest…

Why do banks and governments seem to have learned nothing from the financial crash?

11 September 2018 10:20

With September marking a decade since the Lehman Brothers implosion, stand by for a slew of economic retrospectives. Any meaningful…

Should we be returning to the safe haven of gold?

6 September 2018 17:42

All good things must come to an end, including summer holidays and bull markets. The bull run in US shares…

What’s Wonga?

6 September 2018 17:21

Origins of Wonga The payday lender Wonga has gone into administration. How did ‘wonga’ come to be used as slang…

Poland is trying a new approach with capitalism. Will it work?

6 September 2018 14:17

After communism collapsed in 1989, Poland wiped its hands of socialism. Capitalism swept in, bringing fast-food chains and shopping malls.…

Best Buys: Buy-to-let mortgages

4 September 2018 18:09

Buy-to-let property is still a popular investment choice for those who have the money to put down the deposit. Here…