Portrait of the Week: Supermajorities, falling inflation and rammed cows

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Home The electorate mulled over the words of Grant Shapps, the Defence Secretary: ‘You don’t want to have somebody receive…

Sack Andrew Bailey? Let’s look at the case against him

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, is a loyal and well-intentioned public servant in a role that,…

Javier Milei’s radical reforms could start to heal Argentina’s economy

17 December 2023 10:46 pm

Argentina has spent most of its 200-year history in deficit; no other country currently owes the International Monetary Fund a…

Portrait of the Week

12 August 2023 9:00 am

Will Brits feel richer if inflation halves?

9 August 2023 3:10 am

The government’s objective to ‘halve inflation’ by the end of the year seems to be back on track – for…

Home truths: the crushing reality of the mortgage crisis

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Can the Tories survive a mortgage crisis?

Portrait of the week: Boris locked out, mortgage misery and Titanic submarine search

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the former prime minister, was ritually buried by the House of Commons voting by 354 to seven…

Brexit could fix inflation

30 May 2023 7:56 pm

Has food price inflation finally peaked? Figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) this morning reveal that food prices…

Portrait of the week

27 May 2023 9:00 am

What crisis? A tough week for Trussonomics

1 October 2022 9:00 am

A tough week for Trussonomics

Can the Bank of England inspire confidence?

27 September 2022 2:54 am

It has dawned on the government that last week’s mini-Budget might have been a bit too one-sided: £70 billion worth…

The painful road to lower inflation

22 September 2022 4:48 am

In the end, it could have been worse. The Federal Reserve might have followed Sweden’s lead, with a whole one…

Has inflation peaked?

14 September 2022 6:20 pm

This morning’s surprise update from the Office for National Statistics shows headline inflation at 9.9 per cent on the year…

Can anything halt the pound’s fall?

10 September 2022 9:00 am

My predecessor Christopher Fildes looked at exchange rates through a cocktail glass: three negronis for the Italian lira equivalent of…

Trussonomics: a beginner’s guide

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Can a new economic plan get us through the winter?

Portrait of the week: Drought in Europe, property crisis in China and barristers and binmen strike

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Home Inflation would reach 18.6 per cent by January and the energy price cap £5,816 in April, according to a…

Inflation hits double digits. Is it out of control?

17 August 2022 5:50 pm

Long gone are the days when politicians and experts dared to claim inflation was simply ‘transitory’. Now it’s hang-on-to-your-hats as…

The death of saving

13 August 2022 9:00 am

I was intrigued to learn from Tom Daley – that young man who became famous for jumping off a platform…

A strange kind of recession

13 August 2022 9:00 am

It’s possible that I owe Joe Biden some sort of an apology, however mealy-mouthed it might be. Last week I…

Why Centrica is right to restore its dividend

6 August 2022 9:00 am

‘What’s worse, they’re paying the profits to shareholders,’ said a grey-haired woman ahead of me in the Co-op queue. ‘Bloody…

The next PM’s growing to-do list

30 July 2022 9:00 am

In theory, the Conservative leadership contest could have stretched to the autumn, but the 1922 Committee and CCHQ decided to…

Trussonomics doesn’t add up

30 July 2022 9:00 am

I’ve been lucky enough in my working life so far to hold a string of jobs that have allowed me…

Is the US in recession?

29 July 2022 1:27 am

There’s an almighty debate ongoing in the US about what exactly a ‘recession’ is. Regardless of semantics, the numbers are…

The problem with euro-dollar parity

12 July 2022 6:20 pm

The euro is nearly level with the dollar. It should not matter in theory, because of the relatively low share…

Is our card-only culture fuelling inflation?

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Is anything anywhere getting noticeably better – economically speaking – or at least less bad? Are commodities and manufactured goods…