Stalling economy and soaring pay poses problem for chancellor
Will soaring wages and a stalling economy pose a problem for the UK?
Forget politicians – here’s the experts’ view of a No-Deal Brexit
With Theresa May’s Brexit deal struggling to get support in the House of Commons, a number of MPs believe the country is getting closer to a No-Deal Brexit. Some politicians say it could be a great opportunity; others warn of Britain “crashing out”. But what do people away from Westminster think might happen in the case…
Are millennials poorer than past generations of young adults?
In our latest ‘So What’ video, we explain the issues and talk to experts to try to get to the bottom of it.
Supermarket giants announce merger plans
If the merger happens, Sainsbury’s and Asda would leapfrog Tesco to become the biggest beast in Britain’s supermarket sector. Discussions with Asda’s US owners are “advanced”, Sainsbury said in a statement issued today.
Economist Mariana Mazzucato on a ‘parasitic’ system in need of change
It’s one of the central economic questions of our time: what is value and who creates it? The economist Mariana Mazzucato has tried to answer it in her new book The Value of Everything – arguing that it’s time to refocus. She claims that right now – many of the world’s most successful companies don’t…
The Conservatives’ baffling tweet on the economy – UPDATED
The Conservatives can’t explain how they’ve calculated the claim that the economy has grown 15.8 per cent since 2010. FactCheck investigates.
Inflation rises to 2.9 per cent
The campaign for higher public sector pay has been driven in part by the rising cost of living. Today the latest figures show that inflation in August matched its highest level for five years.