finance

Change taxation to build a better society

Owen Jones’s discussion of tax seeks to put forward a “radical” agenda but is actually strikingly conservative, especially because of its focus on higher income tax rates (Tax radicals? McDonnell and Corbyn are not radical…

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Bank dividends are near all-time highs

President Trump has condemned the Dodd-Frank rules placed on Wall Street as a “disaster” that have prevented banks from lending money to cash-starved businesses. House Republicans responded by passing the Financial Choice Act, a bill…



U.K. businesses to politicians: Get it together!

More uncertainty is the last thing that British businesses needed. But that’s what they’re getting. Companies and industry groups across Britain reacted with shock on Friday to election results that have thrown the country’s political…


Hammond defends NI rise as ‘right and fair’

Philip Hammond has defended a controversial rise in National Insurance for the self-employed as a “right and fair” move that will help the Government steer Britain through an uncertain future. The Chancellor is facing a…


PPI complaints deadline set by City watchdog

The City watchdog is to draw a line under the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal with a deadline for complaints set for August 2019. It will bring to a close a scandal that has…



Britain’s best and worst supermarket revealed

Asda has come in last place in a survey by consumer group Which? that ranks supermarkets. Waitrose took the top spot in the main in-store experience category for the third year running, earning praise for…