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Remaining in the EU would come at a big price for Britain

1 December 2018 9:00 am

We’re familiar with the warnings about the cost of Brexit. The ‘People’s Vote’ campaign released an estimate yesterday suggesting that…

The winners of the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards 2018

2 November 2018 11:06 am

Which UK companies are rewriting the rules and redefining their marketplaces? Earlier this year, The Spectator and Julius Baer launched the…

Businesses should try and shape Brexit – not fight it

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Airbus will abandon the UK. The car factories will all be closed down. Trade will grind to a halt, we…

Why oil's recovery may not be rocket fuel for the UK

26 June 2018 10:12 am

People respond to incentives. And in market economies, few incentives top profits. In the energy industry, oil prices are a…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…

Brexit fears create a bullish backdrop for the UK

22 May 2018 11:19 am

Nearly two years ago, the UK’s vote to leave the EU shook sentiment globally. In our coverage of UK media,…

Nine years a bull

3 April 2018 10:25 am

On 6 March, global equity markets marked the nine-year anniversary of the global financial crisis’s end and the beginning of…

Brexit Isn’t Driving UK Business Stagnation

6 March 2018 11:23 am

For more than a year and a half now, the UK economy has defied fears of the Brexit vote causing…

Why investors’ hopes for energy shares may be too high

26 January 2018 3:58 pm

The FTSE 100 finished strong last year, gaining 5 per cent in December to bring full-year returns to 12 per…

Budget noise and the real drivers of economic growth

4 January 2018 12:47 pm

Ah, the Budget. The business world and financial media’s favourite annual event garners so much attention, you’d be forgiven for…

Inflation is an over-inflated market risk

23 November 2017 5:43 pm

It appears Mark Carney barely escaped writing a letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond this week: UK inflation…

Ignore the fees naysayers – it still pays to go to university

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Despite the huge expansion in higher education, it still pays to go to university, says Ross Clark

The night David Tang maxed out his credit card

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Arguably it was Robert Peston’s breathless reporting of trouble at Northern Rock on the evening of 13 September 2007 that…

Rip-off university fees? They started with the Greeks

26 August 2017 9:00 am

As expected, the prospect of charging £9,000 (and rising) per annum, per student has universities abandoning any pretence to maintaining…

A dementia tax would eventually become a euthanasia bonus

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Had Theresa May not on Monday summarily abandoned her manifesto threat to raid the savings of those who end up…

How the lords of poverty are squandering foreign aid

29 April 2017 9:00 am

How corrupt UN aid barons keep Africans poor, sick and hungry

The real victims of this snap election? The bankers’ wives

22 April 2017 9:00 am

The people I feel most sorry for in the wake of Theresa May’s shock announcement are not moderate Labour MPs,…