Kate Andrews

Has Labour just found an election-winning argument?

9 July 2023 11:37 pm

Will Labour and the Tories be heading into the next election ‘following the same tram lines on spending?’ That was…

What’s there to celebrate about the NHS?

8 July 2023 9:00 am

It’s a rare occasion that sees politicians put aside their feuds and rivalries to gather together at Westminster Abbey. These…

The mortgage pain is going to get worse

4 July 2023 10:40 pm

When the average two-year fixed mortgage hit 6 per cent last month, panic started to set in. For the 1.3…

Home truths: the crushing reality of the mortgage crisis

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Can the Tories survive a mortgage crisis?

Shock as interest rates hiked to 5 per cent

22 June 2023 11:05 pm

The Monetary Policy Committee has voted seven to two to take interest rates to 5 per cent, a 0.5 point increase. Its…

Britain risks turning into a stagflation nation

21 June 2023 6:24 pm

Inflation figures out this morning make for grim reading: the headline rate didn’t budge, sticking at 8.7 per cent on…

Boris Johnson took us for fools. Now we have proof

16 June 2023 12:41 am

No one wants to talk about the pandemic anymore. Not even partygate. Understandably so: we’ve all put hard work into…

GDP grows by 0.2% as the economy continues to stagnate

14 June 2023 7:16 pm

The economy grew by 0.2 per cent in April, following on from a confirmed 0.3 per cent contraction in March. This fits…

Will the tax burden finally start falling?

9 June 2023 11:23 pm

Is the government ready to start cutting taxes? After taking the burden to a post-war high, it seems ministers are…

Britain faces plenty of economic pain – even if it dodges a recession

8 June 2023 12:19 am

The UK will narrowly avoid a formal recession this year. That’s the consensus that is emerging based on the current…

Red Rishi: the Prime Minister’s political makeover

3 June 2023 9:00 am

The Tories are trying on Labour’s clothes

Net migration hits record high – but is significantly lower than expected

25 May 2023 8:39 pm

It’s three years since the UK formally left the European Union and cut off free movement, and net migration has…

Sunak should stop pretending that he controls inflation

25 May 2023 4:16 am

The government is delighted with today’s inflation update. Rishi Sunak released a clip this afternoon, talking about his government’s efforts…

Inflation falls to 8.7% – but pressures remain

24 May 2023 7:01 pm

Since the start of the year, politicians and central bankers have been promising a collapse in the inflation rate. But…

Are things beginning to look up for the UK economy?

23 May 2023 10:24 pm

We learned this morning just how much the government is struggling to keep its promise to bring down the national debt. But…

Letter from Taiwan

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Shrinking GDP shows how stagnant the economy has become

12 May 2023 6:54 pm

The UK economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in March, as ongoing strike action continued to take its toll. But the fall…

Why interest rates continue to rise

11 May 2023 11:23 pm

The Bank of England has hiked interest rates again, taking the base rate from 4.25 per cent to 4.5 per…

Another rate rise from the Fed. Is it enough?

4 May 2023 6:12 am

Will the Bank of England raise interest rates again? We’ll know for sure next Thursday, when we get the Monetary Policy…

Stubborn inflation rates spell trouble for Rishi Sunak

19 April 2023 7:06 pm

The rate of inflation has come down, barely. This morning’s update from the Office for National Statistics shows inflation fell to 10.1…

What will happen to interest rates once they peak?

18 April 2023 3:43 am

As the battle of the economic forecasts rages on, it’s useful to note that (right now, anyway), the predictions aren’t…

What junior doctors really earn

15 April 2023 9:00 am

Do junior doctors really get such a poor deal?

Biden needs Trump

12 April 2023 3:32 am

As Joe Biden tours Northern Ireland this week to mark the 25-year anniversary of the ​​Good Friday Agreement, the big…

For once, there’s a battle of ideas happening in the Tory party

1 April 2023 10:42 pm

Yesterday’s announcement that the UK has joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership brought with it a unique sense of…

Joining CPTPP shows Britain is finally seizing the benefits of Brexit

30 March 2023 10:34 pm

Even the most ardent Brexiteers would likely admit that the UK has been slow to embrace one of the biggest…