September 16, 2021

Why it makes good business sense to attract more employees from working-class backgrounds

Accountancy firm KPMG’s plans for greater social balance should be applauded.
September 16, 2021

Rising inflation: unless we act now, it will not be temporary

Inflation in the UK in August rose at the highest rate in a decade.
September 15, 2021

Three things that could help save Christmas 2021 from shortages

Everything from lorry driver shortages to container ship problems are conspiring to make it a tight Christmas for retailers.
September 14, 2021

Why the four-day week is not the solution to modern work stress

Scotland, Ireland and Spain are among those trialling four-day weeks, but they’re not living in the real world.
September 10, 2021

The Ronaldo effect: what big players mean for the business goals of clubs like Manchester United

Big names, big gains?
September 10, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United won’t appear on live UK TV – the 3pm blackout no longer makes sense

Is the decades-old policy of not broadcasting 3pm football games in England still necessary?
September 10, 2021

China is on course to build the best cars in the world

China used to only make Soviet cars under licence. Now it’s taking on Tesla.
September 9, 2021

Social care reform: here’s why this tax rise isn’t just unfair on young people

Tax rises to pay for the NHS recovery could have focused on those who have profited from the pandemic. Bundling these costs with social care reform, however, risks
September 9, 2021

I was on a frenzied trading floor when 9/11 broke – here’s what I witnessed

Some traders were panicking to lose positions that now looked hopelessly exposed, while others were trying to make the most of the opportunity.
September 8, 2021

Social care tax rise is austerity by another name – economist Q&A

Boris Johnson is raising national insurance for employees and employers to help pay for the NHS and social care.
September 8, 2021

Social care reform: lifetime cap on costs may only partially protect assets

Key loopholes in the proposed cap on social care spending mean all assets won’t necessarily be protected.
September 8, 2021

National insurance: a UK tax which is complex and vulnerable to political intervention

Some economists think it should be replaced.