Inflation

What a recession would mean for the UK
Consumer spending would drop sharply in a recession
Today’s big question

What a recession would mean for the UK

Latest data signals that we should prepare for a shrinking economy – and all the negatives that come with it
24 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
Rail strikes: which sectors will be next?
Commuters ahead of rail strike
Today’s big question

Rail strikes: which sectors will be next?

Strikes could spread to other public sector staff, says union chief
20 Jun 2022
Why does inflation matter?
Rising inflation
Getting to grips with . . .

Why does inflation matter?

Prices are rising faster than they have for four decades, putting pressure on household budgets
17 Jun 2022
Why central banks are raising interest rates
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England
Getting to grips with . . .

Why central banks are raising interest rates

Bank of England hikes benchmark rate for the fifth successive time
16 Jun 2022
Cryptocrash: why is the cryptocurrency market down?
Cryptocurrency
Business Briefing

Cryptocrash: why is the cryptocurrency market down?

New riders of the ‘crypto hype train’ are ‘getting hammered’ by falling bitcoin and Ethereum
14 Jun 2022
Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Tax cuts: will Boris Johnson bow to the pressure?

PM’s promises on tax to save his premiership are likely to face resistance from Rishi Sunak
8 Jun 2022

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Why wages aren’t keeping up with inflation
Crowds of people
Expert’s view

Why wages aren’t keeping up with inflation

Real wages sank after the global financial crisis and only returned to pre-2008 levels very recently
6 Jun 2022
The countries that could follow Sri Lanka into chaos
Sri Lankans clash with police in Colombo amid the country’s economic crisis
Why we’re talking about . . .

The countries that could follow Sri Lanka into chaos

Food and fuel shortages that rocked Asian nation are spreading around the globe
27 May 2022
‘Rapid food price rises can spill over into civil disorder and even revolutions’
The cost of food is rising
Instant Opinion

‘Rapid food price rises can spill over into civil disorder and even revolutions’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 May 2022
How record-breaking inflation was tamed in the 1980s
Margaret Thatcher and Norman Tebbit
Business Briefing

How record-breaking inflation was tamed in the 1980s

Raising interest rates came at a cost as unemployment followed recession
23 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
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
When will the cost-of-living crisis end?
A man walking in an underpass in Leeds
Today’s big question

When will the cost-of-living crisis end?

Outlook ‘makes for grim reading’ following historic rise in inflation
13 Apr 2022
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
‘We are in danger of inflicting a humanitarian calamity’
Coins being counted by dirty hands
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‘We are in danger of inflicting a humanitarian calamity’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
8 Apr 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
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
‘The pandemic’s stock market stars are getting hammered now the WFH bubble is bursting’
Monitor displays stock market information
Instant Opinion

‘The pandemic’s stock market stars are getting hammered now the WFH bubble is bursting’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Jan 2022
Interest rates: why the long era of ever-cheaper finance is finally over
Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey
Expert’s view

Interest rates: why the long era of ever-cheaper finance is finally over

Bank of England is warning that hikes are ahead as inflation soars
8 Nov 2021
‘It is hard to justify the Bank of England misleading the market’
Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey
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‘It is hard to justify the Bank of England misleading the market’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
5 Nov 2021
Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring
Rishi Sunak during a visit to a brewery in Bermondsey, London
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Sunak’s ‘high tax’ budget could send mortgage rates soaring

Homeowners may pay thousands of pounds more as lenders begin raising rates
29 Oct 2021
Why stagflation matters
A £5 note
Getting to grips with . . .

Why stagflation matters

Analysts fear return to ‘toxic cocktail‘ of rising prices and sluggish economic growth
1 Oct 2021
Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
Business Briefing

Inflation, shortages and the end of furlough: ‘hard yards’ ahead for the UK economy

Britain’s bloated public finances are ‘a matter of growing concern’
1 Oct 2021
‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’
Boris Johnson in New York City
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson must explain his 180-degree shift in attitude towards global warming’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Sep 2021
‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’
Anti-vaccine demo
Instant Opinion

‘How far-right conspiracy theories seduced the left’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Sep 2021
The scourge of high inflation
A general view is seen of the Bank of England in London
In Depth

The scourge of high inflation

Western economies haven’t faced rapidly rising inflation rates for decades. Is that about to change?
3 Sep 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation
China India
In Brief

The Week Unwrapped: Border spats, office gurus and inflation

Are China and India on the war path? Does your office need spiritual guidance? And what is the Fed up to on inflation?
11 Sep 2020
British wages are being squeezed - here’s why
Cash
In Depth

British wages are being squeezed - here’s why

Report says former Labour heartlands in the north of England have been hit hardest
12 Feb 2020
Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?
Bank of England
In Brief

Inflation down: will there be an interest rates cut?

Most analysts agree a cut is likely but developments in next fortnight crucial
16 Jan 2020
Why interest rates may rise by more than expected
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In Brief

Why interest rates may rise by more than expected

Bank of England says investors are underestimating rate hikes needed to dampen inflation
3 May 2019
Could Venezuela create a South American refugee crisis?
An opposition demonstrator in Caracas last week
In Brief

Could Venezuela create a South American refugee crisis?

Thousands fleeing country as president promises ‘magic formula’ to get country back on track
21 Aug 2018
Venezuela inflation to hit 1,000,000% by year’s end
Students take part in a protest against Venezuelan President Nicola Maduro in Caracas
In Brief

Venezuela inflation to hit 1,000,000% by year’s end

Calls to ‘dollarise’ the country likely to fall on deaf ears as country nears collapse
15 Aug 2018
Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%
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In Brief

Interest rate rise in doubt as inflation falls to 2.5%

Unexpected news pushed the pound down against the dollar
19 Apr 2018
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