Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?
Rishi Sunak in Stoke
Business Briefing

Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?

Sources say chancellor may bring forward 1p income tax cut roll as inflation hits 40-year high
18 May 2022
How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world
Cost-of-living crisis protester
Business Briefing

How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world

‘Toxic combination’ of factors make Britain especially vulnerable to economic pain
17 May 2022
How a trade war with Europe might play out
Liz Truss
Between the lines

How a trade war with Europe might play out

Tensions with the bloc threaten to trigger tariffs and the end of the free trade deal
11 May 2022
Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?
Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend the Victory Day parade in Red Square
The latest on . . .

Is Russia’s economy bouncing back?

Moscow has been ‘surprisingly resilient’ so far, but disaster may be around the corner
9 May 2022
Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?
Ursula von der Leyen
In Brief

Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?

European Commission proposes a total ban on Russian oil
5 May 2022
Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits
BP and Shell petrol stations
Between the lines

Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits

BP profit surge triggers renewed calls for a levy to help struggling households
4 May 2022
Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?
Woman shops in supermarket
Today’s big question

Will Britain fall into a recession this summer?

Spiralling cost of living comes after the Russian invasion of Ukraine
20 Apr 2022

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UK inflation hits 7%: how high could it rise in 2022? 
Pound coins and bank note
In Focus

UK inflation hits 7%: how high could it rise in 2022? 

Fuel prices and energy bills drive inflation to its highest level for 30 years
13 Apr 2022
Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments
Vladimir Putin
The latest on . . .

Hungary sides with Russia on gas payments

Vladimir Putin has gambled on a threat to cut energy supplies in response to sanctions
7 Apr 2022
What is non-domiciled status?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy
Today’s big question

What is non-domiciled status?

Rishi Sunak’s wife accused of saving ‘millions’ through ‘non-dom’ tax scheme
7 Apr 2022
The economic war with Russia
A Russian oil rig in the Caspian Sea
Why we’re talking about . . .

The economic war with Russia

Will the latest round of sanctions be enough to derail the Russian war machine?
7 Apr 2022
What the National Insurance increase means
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
Fact file

What the National Insurance increase means

Government defends controversial hit to pay packets
6 Apr 2022
How to get the £150 council tax rebate
Getting to grips with . . .

How to get the £150 council tax rebate

One-off repayment is intended to ease effects of the cost of living crisis
4 Apr 2022
How the media reported UK’s ‘unprecedented’ bill rises
A gas hob
Talking point

How the media reported UK’s ‘unprecedented’ bill rises

Calls for more action from Rishi Sunak amid ‘worst attack on living standards’ in a generation
1 Apr 2022
Spring Statement: five things Sunak should have announced
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street to deliver the Spring Statement in the House of Commons
Behind the scenes

Spring Statement: five things Sunak should have announced

Delaying the NI rise and ending the student loan raid was wishful thinking
31 Mar 2022
Will the Tories deliver on 2024 tax cut pledge?
Rishi Sunak ahead of his spring statement
Today’s big question

Will the Tories deliver on 2024 tax cut pledge?

Analysts say reneging on the ‘highly unusual’ pledge could be ‘electorally disastrous’
24 Mar 2022
Spring Statement: highlights of Rishi Sunak’s ‘mini budget’
Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street
Getting to grips with . . .

Spring Statement: highlights of Rishi Sunak’s ‘mini budget’

Chancellor lowers fuel duty and lifts the National Insurance threshold
23 Mar 2022
UK house prices: average hits £350,000 milestone
Property for sale signs in Tynemouth, North Tyneside, England
In Focus

UK house prices: average hits £350,000 milestone

The jump has been partly driven by a ‘huge mismatch’ between supply and demand
23 Mar 2022
London house prices ‘overvalued by up to 50%’
City of London aerial view
In Focus

London house prices ‘overvalued by up to 50%’

Official data for January reveals the average price fell by 1.8% to £510,102
23 Mar 2022
Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement
Rishi Sunak
Between the lines

Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement

Chancellor may cut fuel duty after pressure from campaigners and senior backbenchers
21 Mar 2022
Soaring inflation: the cost of living crunch
Energy bills have rocketed
In Depth

Soaring inflation: the cost of living crunch

Britain’s economic prospects were dire enough before Putin’s war – ‘now they are desperate’
17 Mar 2022
Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?
Mohammad bin Salman
Today’s big question

Does Saudi Arabia hold the key to lower energy prices?

Boris Johnson due to visit Riyadh for talks as the UK seeks to reduce Russian energy imports
15 Mar 2022
Can Russia afford to win the Ukraine war?
A Ukrainian soldier in a destroyed government building in Kharkov, Ukraine
Expert’s view

Can Russia afford to win the Ukraine war?

Occupying a country and installing a puppet government comes at a cost
14 Mar 2022
How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy
Vladimir Putin
Today’s big question

How biting sanctions have hit Russia’s economy

IMF warns Moscow faces a ‘deep recession’ amid descent of a ‘new iron curtain’
11 Mar 2022
How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?
Gas pipeline
Today’s big question

How reliant is Britain on Russian gas?

Gas prices have soared by 70% in less than two weeks as Vladimir Putin threatens supply
4 Mar 2022
Londongrad: what is the cost of Russian-linked illicit finance in the UK?
Witanhurst House exterior
In Depth

Londongrad: what is the cost of Russian-linked illicit finance in the UK?

London has long been the Western city of choice for Russia’s new class of super-rich
4 Mar 2022
‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 
Petrol station
In Focus

‘Grim milestone’: petrol prices soar to record highs 

Price of unleaded hit 151.25 pence per litre and diesel rose to 154.74 pence per litre
28 Feb 2022
A post-Brexit Big Bang? 
Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘reality-bending powers’
Why we’re talking about . . .

A post-Brexit Big Bang? 

Insurance regulations are ‘ripe for reform’, but there are dangers in rushing changes through
25 Feb 2022
Do economic sanctions actually work?
Protestors demonstrate against the deployment of troops in Ukraine outside the Russian embassy in Berlin
In Depth

Do economic sanctions actually work?

Western powers rush to slap embargos on Russia following Ukraine invasion
23 Feb 2022
Pay restraint: what the experts think
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Expert’s view

Pay restraint: what the experts think

Blundering Bailey, 1970s folk myth and tone-deaf 
10 Feb 2022
French symbols, pay rises and spring
Muslim women laughing
Podcasts

French symbols, pay rises and spring

Is France about to take an illiberal turn? Is it a bad thing if we all earn more? And is winter coming to a premature end?
4 Feb 2022
‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
The latest on . . .

‘Black Thursday’ for Brits as energy bills and interest rates soar 

Rishi Sunak pledges support after cost of living ‘double whammy’ hits millions
3 Feb 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?

Ofgem announces a record 54% rise in energy bills for 22m households 
3 Feb 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
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