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.

  • 15 Mar 2017

    Hammond’s U-turn: dangerous for economics and politics?  

    Philip Hammond’s U-turn on National Insurance contributions for the self-employed is not just politically humbling for Number 11 but, critics charge, deeply worrying for the future of the public purse.

  • 9 Mar 2017

    The Institute of Fiscal Studies comes out in support of the plan to raise national insurance contributions for some self-employed workers. It said the government HAD broken its manifesto pledge, but had been foolish ever to promise not to raise the tax in the first place. Helia Ebrahimi reports.

  • 8 Mar 2017

    So often with the Budget, the devil is in the details, with facts often passed over in a single sentence from the Chancellor emerging later as significant changes.

  • 7 Mar 2017

    In the last Spring budget tomorrow few big shifts or radical changes are expected from the Chancellor.

  • 6 Mar 2017

    For a shade under £2bn, French car makers Peugeot have snapped up General Motors’ loss-making European business, including Britain’s Vauxhall.

  • 5 Mar 2017

    The Chancellor has said he’ll take a cautious approach to public spending in this week’s Budget – despite the fact that improved economic forecasts suggest he’s going to receive a multi-billion pound tax windfall.

  • 2 Mar 2017

    Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley has snapped up the upmarket lingerie firm Agent Provocateur – which had been placed into administration.

  • 23 Feb 2017

    Barclays profits have surged to 182 per cent higher than the year before – reaching 3.2 billion pounds in 2016. The bank says its traders cashed in on market volatility following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s election. But it has warned that the threat of US action over past possible misconduct there still looms…

  • 22 Feb 2017

    After a succession of doom-laden headlines, the Prime Minister today said help would be available for firms hardest hit by the rise in business rates this April.

  • 17 Feb 2017

    The treasury has announced a major new initiative for the ailing publicly-owned Royal Bank of Scotland. It has been struggling to sell off its branches south of the border – a key part of the conditions placed upon the rescue deal which stopped it going bust. The government’s now proposing a new £750m plan for RBS…

  • 17 Feb 2017

    Food prices are rising and new figures show retail sales unexpectedly dropped last month, for the first time since the end of 2013. In the midst of these economic pressures, with Brexit uncertainty still lurking in the background, the supermarket chain Morrisons has declared a new Buy British campaign, touring the country in search of…

  • 15 Feb 2017

    If some workers are having to dig deep to save their jobs, Britain’s labour market appears to be booming, with more people in work than ever before and unemployment at its lowest level in over a decade.

  • 14 Feb 2017

    There are new questions this evening over the future of Britain’s planned nuclear power programme after Toshiba reported multi-million pound losses, triggering the resignation of its chairman.

  • 12 Feb 2017

    The leader of the Commons has warned that the Speaker John Bercow needs to retain the confidence of MPs – after he revealed to students at Reading University that he’d voted for Britain to stay in the EU.

  • 11 Feb 2017

    Tens of thousands of people have urged the Prime Minister to continue providing a safe haven for unaccompanied child refugees.