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Russell Brand

Russell Brand named world’s fourth-most influential thinker. Who else is on the list?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Author of My Booky Wook and Revolution makes surprise entry

Gravy Express train HS2

Unconvincing and expensive – Lords reject economic case for HS2

Wed, 25 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Peers urge research into increasing capacity on existing rail network

Bank of England frozen

Inflation falls to 0%. So what does that mean?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Official stats reveal prices are neither rising nor falling

Britain centre of world

Leaving the EU could cost the British economy £56bn a year, think tank warns

Mon, 23 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

We’d need more migrant workers from outside the EU

James Dyson and the bladelsss fan

James Dyson is donating £12m to launch a London engineering school

Mon, 23 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

And we definitely need one. This is why…

Fix London inequality - pharmacy cross on London skyline

John Mills says the cure for inequality is reindustrialisation. Do you agree?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The founder of JML on fixing London’s wealth gap

George Osborne laughing

Budget banter: who won the gags competition?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The lighter side of economic policy

George Osborne

10 reasons the Budget was a real letdown

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

George Osborne’s sixth Budget today, much like his grey tie, was boring. Here’s why

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Budget 2015: The key measures for businesses and entrepreneurs

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

A quick digest of the things that will affect your business, taxes and NI

George Osborne

The Chancellor's 2015 Budget speech in full

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Here’s what George Osborne said, word for word, on Wednesday 18 March

one pound coin design

New £1 coin design revealed ahead of Budget

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

New 12-sided coin will be introduced in 2017

Basket of goods inflation

E-cigarettes and craft beer make it into the inflation basket

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Check out the brand spanking new items for 2015

Child counting money wealth

More than a million workers set to benefit from minimum wage increase

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And there’s a big boost for apprentices too

George Osborne

Budget leaks 2015: Six key things Osborne might announce

Mon, 16 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra, Harry Cockburn, Robyn Vinter

Heads up - the Budget has been and gone, so this sneak-preview is outdated. Catch up on what was actually announced

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If stay-at-home parents were paid, they’d earn £172,000 a year

Tue, 10 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

That’s more than the prime minister

Stress person

The big capital problem: Half a million Londoners are struggling with debt

Tue, 10 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

A new report reveals stark truths - and suggests how problems can be tackled

Woman shreds paper

49 fascinating stats about women in the workplace

Fri, 6 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Sunday marked International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievements while raising awareness for gender equality

Bank of England

Why is the Bank of England being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office?

Thu, 5 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The Bank of England (BoE) is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for the way it lent money to banks during the financial crisis.

Sad dog

These are the 15 most miserable economies in the world

Wed, 4 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’re one of those Londoners complaining about your miserable morning commute then this news story will make you feel pretty lucky.

Coins minimum wage pic

London pay gap falls for first time since crash

Tue, 3 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

But wages in the capital are still higher than elsewhere

Oil rig in North Sea

Russian oligarch threatens legal action against UK government over North Sea oil block

Mon, 2 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Concern over future sanctions against Russia could derail plans

Election 2015 hots up

Election dissection: A rapid round-up of the week’s political proceedings

Fri, 27 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Which parties are on track, and which have gone off the rails?

Money graph chart

Real wages are rising for the first time since 2007, says EY

Mon, 23 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

As inflation rates fall, wages surge ahead of prices

Backhander money

Private equity chiefs using “government-sponsored tax avoidance”, to save £700m a year, investigation finds

Thu, 19 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Research highlights the money pipeline between political parties and private equity houses

UK electricty power

You could save £234 by switching energy suppliers, finds competition probe

Wed, 18 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Watchdog investigating obstacles preventing customers switching

Books books galore

The most desired jobs in Britain will definitely surprise you

Tue, 17 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Forget the most popular, we just want to know which 7% of people want to be a call centre worker

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Rock-bottom: Inflation just plummeted to a record lowVideo

Tue, 17 Feb 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Well, it’s good news for consumers, at least.

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Good news: CBI upgrades its economic forecast for the UK

Mon, 16 Feb 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Some (rare) positive news for Britain

Businessman emails files computers memory stick USB cloud thought biz business

HSBC whistleblower’s original 2008 email to HMRC found

Fri, 13 Feb 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Why didn’t HMRC act on the information?

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