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.

  • 11 Oct 2017

    A new cap will be imposed on energy bills, at least for some households. The regulator, Ofgem, today said it would introduce the limit for one million vulnerable customers.  But it won’t come in until next February and it’s still a far cry from the cap on all standard variable tariff bills, promised by the…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 30 Sep 2017

    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.

  • 29 Sep 2017

    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…

  • 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…

  • 15 Aug 2017

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

  • 9 Aug 2017

    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.

  • 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…

  • 25 Jul 2017

    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…

  • 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.  

  • 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…

  • 25 Jun 2017

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

  • 24 Jun 2017

    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?

  • 22 Jun 2017

    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.