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Brexit negotiators need to focus on our fishermen

22 November 2018 14:27

I listen in despair to Brexiteers’ dismissals of pleas from business for a settlement that allows them to plan beyond…

Best Buys: Cashback credit cards

20 November 2018 16:27

If you’re on the hunt for a new credit card – and you’re planning on paying off your card every…

Why do we care what the CBI thinks about May’s Brexit deal?

19 November 2018 13:36

Big UK business is often guilty of short-termism and the CBI’s response to Theresa May’s draft withdrawal proposal is no…

The UK has a great future in high-value manufacturing – but changes are needed

16 November 2018 11:09

The opening of McLaren’s new production facility in Rotherham may have been rich in pomp and ceremony – a 3,850…

Best Buys: Five-year fixed rate mortgages

13 November 2018 16:15

Looking to put a foot on the housing ladder soon? This week’s best buys – of five-year fixed rate mortgages…

There’s no reason why there should be empty shops in Britain’s high streets

13 November 2018 16:10

If you care about your local community, you can’t help but feel disheartened at the sight of a closing store.…

Is Mike Ashley the only person on a mission to keep bricks-and-mortar retailing alive?

12 November 2018 12:35

I dreamed I saw a monster advancing through a devastated town centre, mighty footsteps shaking semi-derelict buildings. I awoke in…

If Jo Johnson is so worried about financial services, he should back Brexit

10 November 2018 18:22

Jo Johnson has noticed that Theresa May has managed to unite the country, in that both Leavers and Remainers worry…

Best Buys: Easy access savings accounts

6 November 2018 16:15

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

Has HMRC done enough to solve the botched implementation of child benefit charges?

6 November 2018 11:56

You’ve just had a baby. Life is upside down, but in a good way. A couple of months in, you…

Britain is ripe for agriculture innovation after Brexit

6 November 2018 11:39

Agriculture is being transformed by innovation at a rapid pace. Genetically modified crops are being grown on 190 million hectares…

Could the economy rescue Trump in the midterms?

5 November 2018 17:25

The Trump economy has defied all sceptics and naysayers. Unemployment is at half-century record lows, wages are up, and Wall…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:11

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched…

Best Buys: 0% introductory rate balance transfer credit cards

31 October 2018 18:55

0% balance transfer credit cards can help you to save money by not charging interest on your existing balance. Here…

The simple solution to the V&A’s Brexit fears

31 October 2018 16:57

Now it is London museums bleating about Brexit. A memo from the V&A released under Freedom of Information laws, warns…

Tory fiscal hawks uncharacteristically relaxed about Hammond’s spending ‘gamble’

31 October 2018 8:45

Although Philip Hammond’s spending splurge Budget has received broadly positive front pages and a cautious thumbs up from the public,…

Why the IFS is wrong about a ‘no deal’ Brexit

30 October 2018 15:21

The growth forecasts might be too optimistic. The economy may yet turn down, the pressure on public services will only…

How Philip Hammond’s Universal Credit promises could unravel

29 October 2018 18:35

One of the joys of Budget analysis is looking for the unexploded bombs, the measures that could – to use…

Hammond may regret breaking his promise to eliminate the deficit

29 October 2018 17:53

As Nick Clegg, George HW Bush and many other politicians have proved to their cost, manifesto promises matter. How damaging,…

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…