Helia Ebrahimi , Economics Correspondent

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.

  • Published on 4 Oct 2017

    Amid the mishaps of the Prime Minister’s speech, her promises to “end rip-off energy prices” and “fix our broken housing market” were rather overshadowed. But both policies faced immediate criticism in some quarters for lacking substance.

  • Published on 1 Oct 2017

    The future of Monarch, the UK’s fifth biggest airline, is in doubt tonight – just hours before its licence to sell package holidays is due to expire. Airline chiefs are holding talks with the regulator – insisting its flights were still operating as normal. But where does this leave the tens of thousands of passengers…

  • Published on 30 Sep 2017 Sections

    A new study claims the “millennial” generation has been the hardest hit by the rising cost of living compared to other age groups. Our business correspondent Helia Ebrahimi reports.

  • Published on 29 Sep 2017 Sections

    The UK’s economy grew at its slowest annual pace since 2013 and house prices in London have fallen for the first time in eight years. The figures come as the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said he was concerned about what he called a “pocket of risk” in personal loans, consumer credit…

  • Published on 22 Aug 2017

    It’s been two months since the Grenfell Tower fire, yet many survivors are still waiting for new homes. This week Kensington and Chelsea Council will discuss urgent measures to spend tens of millions of pounds on properties nearby. Yet the council still has a lengthy waiting list, and even though hundreds of new homes are…

  • Published on 15 Aug 2017

    How vulnerable is Britain to trade issues, and could the UK become the “poor man” of Europe?

  • Published on 9 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    Brink of collapse – how the global financial crisis began

    The BNP Paribas announcement turned out to be the starting gun to the global financial crisis.

  • Published on 3 Aug 2017

    The prospects for the UK economy are bleak as the Governor of the Bank of England warned it would stay “sluggish”. The Bank’s now lowered its growth forecast for this year and next – and voted to keep interest rates on hold again. And Mark Carney warned that business investment was weaker than expected because…

  • Published on 25 Jul 2017 Sections ,

    The Grenfell fire has brought into focus the bodies running much of Britain’s social housing – tenant management organisations, or TMOs. Kensington and Chelsea TMO, which ran Grenfell Tower and was responsible for its refurbishment, is the biggest in Britain, with nearly 10,000 properties and thousands of tenants. TMOs, especially Kensington and Chelsea, have been…

  • Published on 18 Jul 2017

    Inflation fell unexpectedly in June, thanks to lower fuel prices. It dropped to 2.6%, reducing the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates in the short term. But it hasn’t quite reduced the pressure on cash-strapped consumers.  

  • Published on 30 Jun 2017

    Ten million people across the UK live in social housing, many of them in tower blocks like Grenfell. What the fire revealed was not just the desperate state of some of that housing stock, but the state of Britain, where the price of private property is soaring, driving inequality between home owners and those who…

  • Published on 25 Jun 2017

    How much of the deficit has Britain paid off? Can the government afford to change tack on public spending cuts?

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The Glastonbury festival chants Jeremy Corbyn’s name as the Labour leader introduces hip-hop act Run The Jewels. Just what is going in with British politics?

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Andy Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, caused waves on the foreign exchanges yesterday after he disagreed with the Bank’s governor by suggesting interest rates should go up.

  • Published on 21 Jun 2017

    The pound has risen sharply on the foreign exchanges, bouncing back from yesterday’s losses, after the Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane revealed he would support an interest rate rise later this year, in contrast with the Bank’s governor Mark Carney.