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 West has tried to contain President Putin by sanctioning his oil industry – imposing a $60 a barrel price cap on its key export. The UK government says this has cost Russia hundreds of billions of dollars: but how effective has it really been?
Rishi Sunak pledged to kickstart growth. Instead, the UK fell into recession late last year.
What should we make of Labour’s climate policy u-turn.
The government says it plans to adopt an “agile” approach to regulating artificial intelligence.
Inflation is finally set to drop back to the government’s target of 2% – possibly within a few months.
It’s time for the UK to embrace its bankers: that seems to be the idea behind Labour’s new plan for financial services.
The International Monetary Fund has warned the UK not to make further tax cuts – describing the Treasury’s spending plans for this year as unrealistic. The IMF has advised the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to prioritise vital services like the NHS and education instead of tax giveaways.
Councils in England have been given an emergency £600 million by the Government to stave off financial crisis after Tory MPs threatened a rebellion over the prospect of steep spending cuts in an election year.
There’s been an unexpected increase in the rate of inflation. It’s the first rise in inflation for 10 months and could mean that the Bank of England delays any cuts in interest rates this year.
How much is the Post Office scandal likely to cost the taxpayer?
The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has warned that the party won’t “quickly turn on the spending taps” if they win the next general election – insisting that economic growth must raise living standards in every community.
Rishi Sunak has announced 29.5 billion pounds of foreign investment in Britain at a gathering of global elites in Hampton Court Palace.
Are we on the road back to Austerity? That was the warning today from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Its analysis of yesterday’s Autumn Statement says the Chancellor’s tax cuts imply a very tight public spending squeeze in the future.
Economics Correspondent Helia Ebrahimi has been busy analysing all the numbers and answers the question: is this really the biggest tax cut since the 1980s?
Rishi Sunak has promised taxes will come down “over time” – as he set out what he called the “next phase” of the Government’s plans to boost the economy.