It would have been more of a surprise today had the Bank of England NOT raised interest rates. Having made it clear on several recent occasions that rising inflation meant a rate hike was imminent, Mark Carney would have earned his moniker as the “unreliable boyfriend” had nothing actually happened. But something very important did…
Shanker Singham on no-deal Brexit: ‘Food prices could go up for temporary period’
A group of Brexiteers have launched their proposals for a free trade agreement between the UK and EU, claiming it will produce the “most advanced and liberalising” conditions ever seen.
Rupert Harrison: ‘Brexit will have long-term detrimental impact on economy’
Financial analyst Louise Cooper and Rupert Harrison, an economist at investment management firm BlackRock who previously worked as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was the Chancellor, discuss the interest rate rise.
Mark Carney: interest rate rise ‘good news’
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney talks about the decision to raise interest rates, prospects for the economy and Brexit.
Rates rise for first time in decade
“This is good news,” said the Governor of the Bank England about the decision to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. From 0.25 to 0.5 percent. Doubled but still to no more than a whisker. So what will that mean for the millions of us with mortgages and credit card debt?
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.
FactCheck Q&A: George Osborne’s greatest misses
Everyone knows George Osborne missed a debt target today. What else has the Chancellor failed to achieve?
Labour: what does it stand for now?
Labour party policy on issues like Britain’s membership of the EU and nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly hard to pin down.
Does the growing migrant population give more than it takes?
Immigration is rarely out of the headlines. With Ukip making it a key election issue, David Cameron has had to sit up and take notice. Here are the facts.
FactCheck: dodgy election claims galore
It’s a new year, but old habits die hard for the spinners trading dodgy claims as the election battle begins in earnest.
FactCheck: which party will cut the deepest?
Ed Balls says voters have a “big choice” between rival economic strategies. But how much clear blue water really lies between the parties’ plans?
FactCheck: is the chancellor telling the truth, the whole truth…?
The facts and figures came thick and fast as the chancellor defended the government’s stewardship of the economy today. Did he pass the FactCheck test?
FactCheck: How great is Osborne’s Britain?
Britain’s economy is a world-beating powerhouse, according to the chancellor. Are we really outpacing every major advanced economy on the planet?
FactCheck: are investors really pulling out of Scotland?
A rash of news stories in recent weeks suggest panicked investors are pulling their money out of Scotland. FactCheck takes a look at the accounts.
Should Labour be doffing its welfare cap to IDS? – FactCheck
Iain Duncan Smith has been on the airwaves justifying the welfare cap, claiming he’s stopping Labour’s out-of-control spending. Is he justified?