March 5, 2019

Pensions: why automatic enrolment may not suit the self-employed

Ten years ago, almost a third of self-employed people in the UK contributed to pension schemes. That figure has dropped dramatically.
March 5, 2019

Gender pay gap hasn’t been fixed by transparency – fines may force companies to act

Progress on gender pay issues in finance especially has been too slow, fragmented and uneven.
February 28, 2019

How Britain’s economy has wronged young people for decades

Young people in the UK experience some of the worst working conditions. To understand why we need to look at longer-term changes in the political economy.
February 27, 2019

Brexit uncertainty has hurt UK economy – extending Article 50 could hurt it even more

The ongoing policy uncertainty affects both ends of the economy: consumers and producers.
February 26, 2019

If anyone won the Oscars this year it was Netflix – the prize for its industry disruption

With 15 nominations and three Oscars, Netflix is besting the big film industry players at their own party.
February 25, 2019

Maduro has pushed Venezuela to the brink of revolution – sanctions and aid may tip it over the edge

Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
February 25, 2019

Roma: how Alfonso Cuarón’s movie is spurring Mexico to treat domestic workers more fairly

While other Latin American countries like Argentina and Brazil led the way on reforming legal protections for domestic workers, Mexico looked the other way.
February 22, 2019

Airlines are going bust in droves, so why do so many people try to launch them?

Flybmi's unravelling is the latest in a long line of airlines that have got stuck on the runway.
February 22, 2019

Honda: why Swindon, like so much of England, is powerless to fight factory closures

Regional authorities require real teeth to protect their towns from big shocks like factory closures.
February 22, 2019

Why big businesses move their headquarters around the world – tax, talent and trepidation

The economic impact of losing big business.
February 21, 2019

Basic income: world’s first national experiment in Finland shows only modest benefits

The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
February 20, 2019

Honda closure: Brexit is tipping the UK’s car industry over the edge

Globally, the car industry is struggling. But Brexit is pushing manufacturers out of the UK.