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Mortgage penalties, waste and femcels
Houses for sale
Podcast

Mortgage penalties, waste and femcels

Should mortgages cost more for inefficient homes? Can companies be shamed into cutting wasted stock? And has the incel movement spread to women?
22 Oct 2021
The house price boom in five charts
For Sale signs
In Depth

The house price boom in five charts

Demands continues to outstrip ‘stock-starved’ housing market
22 Oct 2021
The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?
Felixstowe: turning away ships from Asia
In Depth

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?

Chaos in global supply chains is affecting the availability of everything from milkshakes to microchips
22 Oct 2021
Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll
Power cuts have shut down many factories in China
In Focus

Trouble in China: ‘triple shock’ has taken its toll

The world’s second-largest economy is ailing, with worrying ramifications for the global outlook
22 Oct 2021
The energy price cap examined
Gas hob flame
Getting to grips with . . .

The energy price cap examined

Industry boss predicts UK market will shrink to ‘just five or six’ suppliers unless cap is abolished
21 Oct 2021
Staff shortages: the battle for labour
Amazon: generous sign-up bonuses
The latest on . . .

Staff shortages: the battle for labour

The problem of Britain’s ‘missing workers’ is biting hard across sectors
21 Oct 2021
Trading bitcoin: what the experts think
Bitcoin
Expert’s view

Trading bitcoin: what the experts think

The Wild West, suckers beware, and a good barometer of exuberance
21 Oct 2021

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Is Facebook about to change its name?
Mark Zuckerberg
Behind the scenes

Is Facebook about to change its name?

Branding shift could reflect ambition to become ‘metaverse company’
20 Oct 2021
London house prices hit record high of £525,893 in August
City of London aerial view
In Focus

London house prices hit record high of £525,893 in August

Capital’s property market ‘turns a corner’ as UK average increases by £25,000 in a year
20 Oct 2021
15 most expensive towns in England outside of London
Virginia Water is home to the Wentworth Golf Club
In Depth

15 most expensive towns in England outside of London

Virginia Water in Surrey remains top of Zoopla’s property rich list
20 Oct 2021
The government’s green strategies in a nutshell
Rishi Sunak
Getting to grips with . . .

The government’s green strategies in a nutshell

Net zero plans for finance and homes are announced as the Treasury tots up the price tag
19 Oct 2021
Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?
The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow will host the Cop26 summit
Behind the scenes

Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?

Inflated accommodation prices mean some visitors will travel from Edinburgh
19 Oct 2021
Valneva vaccine: why UK ditched jab with ‘stronger immune response’ than AstraZeneca
Engineer looks at samples in vaccine laboratory
In Depth

Valneva vaccine: why UK ditched jab with ‘stronger immune response’ than AstraZeneca

Downing Street accused French manufacturer of breaching contract
19 Oct 2021
2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Focus

2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?

There’s tough choices ahead for Chancellor Rishi Sunak
18 Oct 2021
Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?
A man dressed as Santa Claus walks through Manchester city centre
Today’s big question

Who’s to blame for UK’s looming Christmas crisis?

Brexit and Covid-19 among explanations as festive supply chain blame game begins
15 Oct 2021
Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen testifies in front of Congress
In Focus

Facebook: is this its Big Tobacco moment?

Facebook knows its products are destructive, but it does not appear to be doing everything it can to fix them
15 Oct 2021
Welcome to the metaverse 
Horizon Workrooms: the office of the future?
In Depth

Welcome to the metaverse 

The metaverse is Silicon Valley’s new obsession. Could it change the world?
15 Oct 2021
The interest rate debate
Clouds over the City: is there trouble ahead?
Why we’re talking about . . .

The interest rate debate

Is the Bank of England’s apparent volte-face on inflation justified?
15 Oct 2021
Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again
Asos online fashion website
In Brief

Out of fashion: Asos ‘curse’ has struck again

Share price tumbles following the departure of CEO Nick Beighton
14 Oct 2021
Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port
Felixstowe port
Why we’re talking about . . .

Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port

Lorry driver shortages are contributing to delays at key port
13 Oct 2021
Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants
Beer pumps in a pub
In Focus

Last orders called at 10,000 pubs, clubs and restaurants

GDP is boosted by reopening of hospitality and leisure, but licensed premises remain in limbo
13 Oct 2021
Why more women are becoming tradespeople
Woman plumber fixing waste pipe under sink
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Why more women are becoming tradespeople

Shifting attitudes and working practices are driving changes, but barriers still remain
13 Oct 2021
Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008
Mortgage rates
In Focus

Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008

Homeowners to be hit by interest hikes as Bank of England tries to rein in inflation
12 Oct 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show
Netflix show Squid Game
Expert’s view

Squid Games: the real-life crisis that inspired hit Netflix show

Brutal survival drama portrays fictional victims of South Korea’s soaring household debt
11 Oct 2021
Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?
Newcastle United Football Club
View from the terraces

Talk of the Toon: what next for Newcastle after Saudi takeover?

The ‘dismal days of Mike Ashley are over’ as new owners spell out club’s ambitions
8 Oct 2021
What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?
Protester dressed as pig at Conservative Party conference
Today’s big question

What’s happening to Britain’s pigs?

Boris Johnson heightens farmers’ fury with bacon sandwich comments
8 Oct 2021
Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private
Morrisons supermarket
In Focus

Supermarket sweep: Morrisons taken private

Last weekend’s auction proved ‘strangely underwhelming’
8 Oct 2021
What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

What has Nord Stream 2 got to do with eye-watering energy prices?

Russia accused of using the energy crisis to speed up approval of controversial pipeline
7 Oct 2021
The Bond market: 007’s economic impact
Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas in No Time to Die
Expert’s view

The Bond market: 007’s economic impact

What the experts said about the film franchise’s latest blockbuster
7 Oct 2021
Britain’s most expensive streets
Kensington Palace Gardens
The wish list

Britain’s most expensive streets

New names sneak into list of priciest roads
7 Oct 2021
‘Off the charts spike’: how high could oil prices rise? 
Oil drills
In Focus

‘Off the charts spike’: how high could oil prices rise? 

US crude hits seven-year high as Opec+ resists pressure to ramp up production 
6 Oct 2021
Universal Credit cut: a guide to financial aid alternatives
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Universal Credit cut: a guide to financial aid alternatives

Boris Johnson defends £20-a-week cut by arguing that taxpayers should not ‘subsidise’ low pay
6 Oct 2021
Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Behind the scenes

Facebook down: a ‘very, very bad day’ at the office

Share price is hit by global service outage and whistleblower allegations
5 Oct 2021
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