UK Economy

Inflation is the easiest way out of this – just don’t expect politicians to admit it
Rishi Sunak brandishing a big needle
Inflation

Inflation is the easiest way out of this – just don’t expect politicians to admit it

The UK government borrowed £34.1bn in December, a record amount for that month. Britain's debt pile now amounts to 100% of GDP. How are we going to pa…
22 Jan 2021
A beginner’s guide to inflation – everything you need to know
Woman in a supermarket
Inflation

A beginner’s guide to inflation – everything you need to know

One of the most frequently mentioned topics in the news these days is inflation. But what exactly is inflation and how does it affect the economy and …
18 Jan 2021
Why the City should create a single financial market with the Swiss
View of Zurich
Economy

Why the City should create a single financial market with the Swiss

A tie-up between London and Zurich, two global financial centres, could pay huge dividends for both, says Matthew Lynn.
17 Jan 2021
How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown
Rishi Sunak
Small business

How to make sure your business doesn't lose out in lockdown

Money is still available via government schemes to help small companies cope with the latest Covid restrictions. David Prosser outlines what you can g…
16 Jan 2021
Leasehold reforms promise the end of a nightmare for many homeowners
A family moving in to a new house
Property

Leasehold reforms promise the end of a nightmare for many homeowners

Horror stories about unscrupulous landlords profiting from a legal relic of the feudal era are about to get a happy ending, says Simon Wilson.
16 Jan 2021
Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet
Brexit

Plenty more Brexit arguments to be settled yet

Many important negotiations remain to be sealed in our deal with the EU. “No deal is better than a bad deal” is the way to play it, says Matthew Lynn
10 Jan 2021
Brexit deal: what's changed between Britain and the the EU
UK Economy

Brexit deal: what's changed between Britain and the the EU

After years of wrangling and political scraps, Britain is now outside the EU and has secured a free-trade agreement with the bloc. So what’s changed?
9 Jan 2021
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How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements
State pensions

How Brexit affects expats’ state pensions and other entitlements

Existing British expatriates' state pensions are protected under the Brexit deal, and they retain the right to receive free healthcare. But there are …
8 Jan 2021
When lockdown ends, be prepared for an inflationary surprise
UK Economy

When lockdown ends, be prepared for an inflationary surprise

The government is pouring more money into the economy to tide businesses over the latest lockdown. Once lockdown ends, says John Stepek,we should see …
5 Jan 2021
What does the Brexit deal mean for your money?
UK stockmarkets

What does the Brexit deal mean for your money?

There is still a lot of talking to be done between the UK and the EU over the Brexit deal, but it does at least provide some certainty. John Stepek ex…
4 Jan 2021
Will Britain’s 2020 house-price boom continue in 2021?
House prices

Will Britain’s 2020 house-price boom continue in 2021?

House prices in the UK were hardly cheap going into this year. Yet now, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, they are rising fast. Can it continue into 2021…
2 Jan 2021
Britain didn’t have a roaring ’20s, it had a roaring ’30s – here's why
UK Economy

Britain didn’t have a roaring ’20s, it had a roaring ’30s – here's why

Talk of a “roaring ’20s” for the UK following the pandemic is wide of the mark, writes author and analyst Bernard Connolly – would-be economic histori…
30 Dec 2020
House prices boomed this year: but will that continue in 2021?
House prices

House prices boomed this year: but will that continue in 2021?

Despite everything, it’s been a good year for UK house prices. John Stpeek looks at what’s been driving the rise and asks if that will carry on into 2…
24 Dec 2020
Christmas is cancelled, Britain's blockaded – what does that mean for your money?
Investment strategy

Christmas is cancelled, Britain's blockaded – what does that mean for your money?

In the space of a weekend, we’ve gone from looking forward to Christmas and the arrival of a vaccine, to lockdowns and border closures. John Stepek ex…
21 Dec 2020
Britain mulls a wealth tax again – can it ever work?
Tax

Britain mulls a wealth tax again – can it ever work?

A Covid-19-ravaged government needs to raise more revenue and some propose that a wealth tax could fit the bill. It’s unlikely to happen, but one way …
19 Dec 2020
What the current state of the Brexit talks means for investors
Brexit

What the current state of the Brexit talks means for investors

As Brexit talks extend into the festive period, anyone hoping the issue will disappear is set to be disappointed. The good news for investors, however…
18 Dec 2020
Get ready to say “hello” to inflation
Inflation

Get ready to say “hello” to inflation

With the collapse of both supply and demand, this was no ordinary recession. But as the world returns to normal, supply will remain subdued as demand …
17 Dec 2020
With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?
Currencies

With Brexit back in the news, which way now for the pound sterling?

Whether the UK and EU come to a Brexit deal or not, we’re unlikely to see any nasty surprises in the currency markets, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he e…
16 Dec 2020
Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution
UK Economy

Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution

The government is making huge changes to how farm subsidies operate after Brexit. Farmers say that the details of what will replace them are still far…
12 Dec 2020
LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses
Small business

LRSG: the post-lockdown financial support available to businesses

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) will help small businesses in the new tiered-restriction regime. David Prosser outlines what's available.
11 Dec 2020
The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash
UK stockmarkets

The business rates bust-up as retailers hand back cash

Supermarkets and other stores that had come under fire for accepting a business-rates holiday have given the money back. Matthew Partridge reports
10 Dec 2020