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The Roundup case could have hidden consequences

17 August 2018 11:24

The award by a Californian court of $289 million in damages to Dewayne Johnson, a groundsman who claimed the weedkiller Roundup…

Best Buys: 2 year fixed-rate bonds

16 August 2018 15:37

If you’ve got a chunk of money that you don’t mind having locked away for a set amount of time,…

Falling unemployment marks another black day for Project Fear

14 August 2018 14:16

It is another black day for Project Fear. The latest employment figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show…

What the range of entries for the Economic Disruptor of the Year Award tells us about British entrepreneurial talent

13 August 2018 16:14

Let’s remind ourselves what we mean by ‘disruptor’. A truly disruptive business revolutionises its marketplace by delivering radical improvements in…

The UK economy is now growing faster than the Eurozone. Isn’t this good news?

10 August 2018 12:52

Maybe I should really give it a few more hours, but I can’t help noticing the lack of headlines this…

What does the future look like for Apple?

8 August 2018 15:55

In case you missed it,  Apple’s market capitalisation has now hit the $1trillion mark – something which is as mind boggling…

Valuations of tech stocks have become insanely high

7 August 2018 17:21

What are we to make of a 19 per cent fall in both Facebook and Twitter shares at the end…

Best Buys: Easy access savings accounts

7 August 2018 15:26

Finding a savings account that allows you to collect any interest at all – while still having access to your…

Tell us your broadband woes

6 August 2018 13:07

My anecdote last week about upgrading to BT’s ‘superfast’ broadband provoked several readers, unasked, to tell me their own unsatisfactory…

Another £43bn for HS2? How about some austerity instead

5 August 2018 12:38

There is a big glaring problem for anyone trying to accuse the government of ‘austerity’ – a charge that is…

Labour’s universal basic income would leave the poorest worst off

3 August 2018 7:00

Google the words ‘Universal Basic Income’ and you will be find high praise and excitement from a wide-ranging collection of…

The interest rate rise is better late than never

2 August 2018 15:38

When interest rates were lowered to an ‘emergency’ level of 0.5 per cent in 2009, the market consensus was that…

Two steps back: the Taylor Review one year on

1 August 2018 13:34

Citizens of nowhere. ‘Keeping pace with the changing world of work’. Two phrases you might just about remember from 2016,…

We need to reimagine the UK’s coastal communities into a coastal powerhouse

26 July 2018 17:23

The British public vote for Brexit sent shockwaves around major cities throughout the globe. However, in many of our coastal…

The EU’s migration solution? Throw cash at the problem

26 July 2018 7:26

When European leaders met earlier this month to thrash out an agreement on  migration, they succeeded in rescuing German Chancellor Angela…

Best Buys: First time buyer mortgage rates

24 July 2018 16:26

If you’re looking to take your first steps onto the property ladder, this week’s Best Buys – from data supplied…

How ‘safe’ is the Bank of England?

20 July 2018 11:16

‘Safe as the Bank of England.’ So goes the old phrase. And yes, with walls 8ft thick, the Old Lady…

The importance of ethical banking

20 July 2018 10:47

When I first visited Canary Wharf in the early 1990s, I was struck by a set of black-and-white posters in…

Is there money to be made from the blockchain hype?

17 July 2018 18:59

It is said that the story of diamond mining in South Africa began with someone who inadvertently kicked a large…

Why is Theresa May so dependent on Angela Merkel?

17 July 2018 10:00

Why do the British turn to the Germans in their moments of European trouble? It never works. When Jacques Delors…

Has UK productivity really seen a revival?

12 July 2018 11:23

Bank of England economists Will Holman and Tim Pike claim to have spotted a productivity revival, on the basis of…

Gary Lineker tops the BBC pay league

11 July 2018 12:31

Whether or not England win their World Cup semi-final tonight, one thing is guaranteed: Gary Lineker has plenty to be…

Best Buys: Notice savings accounts

11 July 2018 11:55

Notice accounts require you to give advance notice of any plans to withdraw money – but at the same time,…