Economy

The true cost of coronavirus on our economy

26 September 2020 9:00 am

The economic scars of Covid will define the decade

Rishi Sunak prepares UK economy for 'permanent adjustment'

24 September 2020 10:50 pm

The UK economy is no longer hibernating; it is ‘adjusting’. Today’s measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak are designed to…

How Boris can get Britain back to work

5 September 2020 9:00 am

This week was built up by the Prime Minister to be the moment that would mark the return of economic…

Can Scotland afford independence?

29 August 2020 11:16 pm

How would an independent Scotland have fared during the pandemic? We found out this week on the annual release of…

stock market

The stock market isn’t the success story Trump thinks it is

20 August 2020 2:02 am

COVID-19 is still raging, with little sign of coming under control. The economy is already a tenth smaller than it…

The battle to tackle excess boardroom pay may already be won

15 August 2020 9:00 am

At a low moment in late March, I suggested that all large companies should consider temporary cuts in executive salaries…

Portrait of the week: Employment falls, exam failures and a roundabout rigmarole

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Home In fine weather with calm seas, 565 migrants in four days crossed the Channel in small craft. French officials…

In the race to recovery, Britain is losing

15 August 2020 9:00 am

Britain is losing the race to recovery

Economies run on confidence – the government mustn’t undermine it

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Throughout the past few months the government has appeared to face an unenviable choice between saving lives and saving livelihoods.…

London in limbo: can the capital survive this crisis?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The capital is the motor of Britain’s economy. It needs to get moving again

delay

Trump’s election delay tweet smacks of desperation

31 July 2020 1:39 am

Donald Trump’s tweet mooting an election delay isn’t a sign of strength but weakness. Maybe he’ll say it was just…

delay

No, Trump can’t delay the election

31 July 2020 12:10 am

While cries of ‘authoritarian dictator’ have been lobbied at the President by America’s progressives over the past three and a…

Will masks mean the end of smiling at strangers?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

I’ve been a regular runner for 40 years, pounding my way across Hampstead Heath to Kenwood House and back. This…

Italy owes Wales reparations for the wrongs of the Roman Empire

18 July 2020 4:10 pm

There’s talk of reparations in the air. Lobbyists from around the world are demanding sin-payments from former colonial powers. Let…

Why isn’t the government learning the lessons of ‘red wall’ towns?

18 July 2020 9:00 am

A rare illness has broken out in Westminster. Last week a case of what was known before Brexit as ‘consensus’…

The young are the most vulnerable to the Covid crash

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Coronavirus is deadlier for the old than the young. But for the young, it is economically devastating. A third of…

The extinction of the arts has been deferred – for now

11 July 2020 9:00 am

The government’s £1.57 billion lifeline for the cultural sector was bigger than most practitioners were expecting — and drew a…

Portrait of the week: Sunak’s statement, shop closures and a hoo-ha over Boohoo

11 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced measures intended to stimulate the economy. Under a £111 million scheme,…

The left-wing case for Keir Starmer

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Do you remember where you were when the BBC showed a rerun of Bowie’s Glastonbury set? When we ask each…

Does Boris's 'new deal' offer anything new?

1 July 2020 1:34 am

Today Boris Johnson launched his ‘new deal’ for Britain – billed as an economic recovery plan to follow the Covid…

rentiers

The rioters and the rentiers

24 June 2020 2:51 am

It was inevitable that the wave of destructive rioting and looting that has swept through cities that are almost all…

Is there anywhere visitors will be welcome this summer?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Do stock markets foretell the future while politicians fudge and economists mumble? No: share prices collectively have a life of…

How fast can Britain recover from its economic free-fall?

13 June 2020 1:08 am

Putting the UK into lockdown was only going to send growth in one direction: down. While today’s figures from the…

donald trump jobs polls

America’s 2.5 million jobs miracle

6 June 2020 2:01 am

The US economy created 2.5 million jobs last month — the biggest monthly jobs gain since records began a century…

X days to save the economy!

23 May 2020 9:00 am

I wonder what the Labour party will use as its scare slogan at the next election? After all, the usual…