Worsening public finances hand next PM a sharp 'reality check'

Pledges by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to cut taxes and increase spending have come just as the UK’s public finances have shown...

Investors’ demand for dividends will push us to disaster

When companies are borrowing like never before and yet investment is low, it is reasonable to ask what they are doing with the...

High court judge leads inquiry into London Capital & Finance scandal

The government has launched an independent inquiry into the collapse of London Capital & Finance, the investment firm at the centre of a...

The FCA's supervision of LC&F is finally being investigated. About time too

The London Capital & Finance scandal, in which the now-infamous investment firm collapsed owing £236m to 11,000 people, may be one of the...

Wagamama is a tasty dish, but surely not at any price? | Nils Pratley

A majority of 60.4% in favour of a bet-the-farm corporate deal counts as a lukewarm endorsement. A country can leave the European Union...

Hammond's budget is gambling with public finances, says IFS

Philip Hammond has been warned that he is gambling with the future health of the UK’s public finances after handing out tax cuts...

Is austerity in the UK really over after 2018's budget?

Philip Hammond knew what he had to do. With Theresa May sitting behind him, the chancellor’s job was to put flesh on the...

UK government borrowing target back on track

Philip Hammond’s plan to bring down the government’s annual borrowing was back on track last month after a blowout in August that knocked...

Bank of England raises alarm over surge in high-risk lending

The Bank of England has issued a stark warning over the rapid growth in lending to indebted companies around the world, drawing parallels...