Helia Ebrahimi is the Economics Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Channel 4 News' Economics Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi reports on the big changes in the economy and the public finances - and how they'll influence the world you live in.
The British economy had a rather downbeat summer, according to the latest official statistics.
The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its outlook for the UK economy, although Britain remains one of the fastest growing countries in the world.
Long hours, constant delays, a lack of proper rest facilities and the new headache of extra paperwork and red tape. Little wonder perhaps that there’s a severe shortage of lorry drivers in the UK. The government is trying to recruit thousands of them – but it’s not proving easy. So we’ve been out with one…
NatWest has admitted three counts of failing to properly monitor suspect activity by a customer who deposited hundreds of millions of pounds in its account, much of it in cash. It’s the first time a UK financial institution has faced criminal prosecution under anti money laundering laws and the state owned bank could now face…
The energy squeeze on British households looks set to intensify after wholesale gas prices shot up spectacularly this morning, rising by more than a third at one point. But prices then dropped back after an intervention from President Putin.
Faced with an economy battered by the pandemic and an uncertain future, is that kind of rosy confidence realistic?
At one point, it covered the wages of nearly a third of the country’s workforce. But today furlough comes to an end. Most economists believe that the multi-billion pound scheme saved Britain from mass unemployment during the Covid lockdown. Now it is disappearing just as the economy faces a new shock – with gas, petrol…
From failing energy companies and soaring gas prices to this acute HGV driver shortage, is there something fundamentally wrong with the UK economy, and is there a way out of it?
Now the Bank of England has predicted that rising domestic energy bills will push inflation above 4 per cent.
MPs have launched a blistering attack on the social media giant Google for failing to tackle online fraud.
The crisis that is cutting down many gas suppliers has raised questions about how vulnerable the energy market in this country has become to global shocks.
MPs have accused the Department for Work and Pensions of being unable to explain why there’s a “shocking inequality” in UK unemployment, after the jobless figure among young Black people soared to more than 41% during the pandemic.
The pressures to spend more on the NHS in the short term and social care in the long term are clear. But the way national insurance works has raised doubts about whether it’s fair – between rich and poor and between the generations. So what is the right answer to these big spending challenges?
Today saw the opening salvos in what’s set to be a ferocious battle this autumn over the government’s spending plans.
Afghanistan’s foreign reserves have been frozen and the International Monetary Fund has cut off access to loans.