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What the National Insurance increase means
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What the National Insurance increase means

No. 10 hardens its position amid speculation PM was ‘wobbling’ over tax rise
28 Jan 2022
The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’
Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: planning rate rises?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The tumult in markets: stocks are in a ‘superbubble’

The party is finally drawing to an end, it seems. How big will the bust be?
28 Jan 2022
Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say
Gas
Expert’s view

Tackling energy bills: what the pundits say

Price shock, easing the blow and self-help
27 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues
Pensioner turns off water heater
In Depth

Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues

Five changes that will hit UK households in 2022
27 Jan 2022
Mini ‘recharged’: classic Minis go electric
Mini Recharged conversion project
In pictures

Mini ‘recharged’: classic Minis go electric

Conversion project gives the iconic car a new lease of life
27 Jan 2022
How to renew a UK passport
Blue and burgundy UK passports
In Depth

How to renew a UK passport

Check your passport’s validity before booking any international holidays
26 Jan 2022
Making money: space diamonds and meteorite collecting
‘The Enigma’ 555.55 carat black diamond is being auctioned at Sotheby’s
Expert’s view

Making money: space diamonds and meteorite collecting

‘The Enigma’ black diamond is expected to sell at auction for £5m
26 Jan 2022

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A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud
Furlough
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A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud

Minister for counter-fraud resigns over the government’s ‘schoolboy errors’
25 Jan 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
Business Briefing

Explained: what is the energy price cap?

22m households are set to be hit by a huge increase in energy bills
24 Jan 2022
Shareholder power, Serbian threats and Anglican angst
Stockmarket prices
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Shareholder power, Serbian threats and Anglican angst

Do investors have more power than they realise? Is Bosnia on the verge of breaking up? And who will choose the next Archbishop of Canterbury?
21 Jan 2022
António Horta-Osório’s unforced error
António Horta-Osório: resigned quickly
Why we’re talking about . . .

António Horta-Osório’s unforced error

The Credit Suisse version of ‘Partygate’ has claimed the scalp of a celebrated banker
21 Jan 2022
Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?
Unilever CEO Alan Jope: quietly plotting
Behind the scenes

Unilever/Glaxo mega-merger: a very bad idea?

History certainly suggests that giant deals like this tend to ‘destroy value’
20 Jan 2022
London house prices ‘consistently outpaced’ by regional markets
City of London aerial view
In Focus

London house prices ‘consistently outpaced’ by regional markets

Capital’s annual growth was 5.1% in November – compared to 10% across the UK
20 Jan 2022
How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?
Pound coins and bank note
In Focus

How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?

Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.4% – and analysts predict it could get even worse
19 Jan 2022
Making money: investing in whisky 
Investing in whisky
Expert’s view

Making money: investing in whisky 

Rapidly-expanding whisky investment market has seen ‘dramatic gains’
19 Jan 2022
What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?
Bitcoin
In Depth

What is bitcoin and how can you buy it?

Everything you need to know about the volatile cryptocurrency 
18 Jan 2022
‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 
Covid-19 pandemic wealth inequality
In Focus

‘Economic violence’: billionaires cash in during pandemic 

As the super-rich get richer, 99% of the world’s population are worse off
17 Jan 2022
Who is the richest person in the world?
Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bernard Arnault
In Focus

Who is the richest person in the world?

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault feature on the rich list top ten
17 Jan 2022
Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices
Shell logo
Why we’re talking about . . .

Business and energy: firms feel the pain of surging prices

Is a windfall tax really the answer to the acute pain of energy costs?
14 Jan 2022
House prices: what the experts think
Estate agents' window
Expert’s view

House prices: what the experts think

Sellers’ market, what next and ​mortgage matters
13 Jan 2022
‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 
Commuters walk to work over London Bridge
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bidding wars’: the fight for staff 

Companies are raising the salary stakes in order to attract and retain talent 
12 Jan 2022
What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?
Ikea social distancing sign
The latest on . . .

What are the rules on cutting sick pay for unvaccinated staff?

Ikea joins growing list of firms axing sick pay entitlement for employees who haven’t had Covid jabs
12 Jan 2022
Making money: five alternative investments
The Star Wars Millennium Falcon is one of Lego’s best-performing sets
Expert’s view

Making money: five alternative investments

Diversify your portfolio with quirky investments such as Lego and digital art
12 Jan 2022
‘Life can be short – buy a Rolls-Royce’
The Rolls-Royce Ghost
Behind the scenes

‘Life can be short – buy a Rolls-Royce’

Despite the pandemic the luxury marque hit record sales in 2021
11 Jan 2022
7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January
Pint at the local pub
In Focus

7.8m pints of low- and non-alcoholic beer to be sold in Dry January

Pubs are missing out on the ‘NoLo’ boom and drinkers are urged to support their local
10 Jan 2022
Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks
Apple AirTag with Leather Key Ring 
Between the lines

Apple AirTags: the benefits and risks

Critics say the small tracking devices can be ‘as creepy as they are helpful’
10 Jan 2022
Ten amazing finance and legal solutions
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Ten amazing finance and legal solutions

From investment in premium whisky to expert wealth management, here’s what will help your money work better for you in 2022
7 Jan 2022
From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race
The Sony Vision-S 02 SUV prototype vehicle
In Focus

From PlayStations to SUVs: Sony joins the electric car race

Japanese tech giant unveiled the Vision-S 02 at CES 2022
7 Jan 2022
Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
In Focus

Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19

PM announces the scrapping of pre-departure tests
6 Jan 2022
CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends
Metaverse experiences are on show at CES 2022
The latest on . . .

CES 2022: five of the biggest technology trends

Major talking points include electric vehicles, hybrid working and the metaverse
5 Jan 2022
Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?
Record shop
In Depth

Are streaming services helping or hurting musicians?

Streaming is on the up but MPs say most artists make ‘pitiful’ incomes from services
5 Jan 2022
Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?
Bank of England
Expert’s view

Will the global economy recover from the pandemic in 2022?

Inflation, politics and global trade are among the big unknowns this year
5 Jan 2022
The world’s most valuable companies
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York
In Focus

The world’s most valuable companies

Apple briefly hit the milestone $3 trillion valuation on the first day of trading in 2022
4 Jan 2022
A year in the City
London worker by the Shard
Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
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