George Osborne

Brexit Britain's Brave Stand Against Bitcoin

It’s good to see politicians belatedly waking up to the risk of crypto-currencies. British lawmakers are banging the drum for the regulation of Bitcoin, Ethereum and their brethren in order to protect consumers. It may be too late for all those unfortunates who got burned this year, but it’s still …

Money Laundering

Britain posts much larger-than-expected budget deficit in August

© Reuters. Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves Downing Street in London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - Britain recorded a much bigger …

Budget Deficit

Annual rents along the Elizabeth line have climbed £2k in six years

Rents have surged in areas where London's future Elizabeth line stations are located at double the average inflation elsewhere in the capital since …

Personal Finance (UK)

Transport Secretary says railways are 'no longer fit to meet today's challenges'

A fresh review is announced into the service as a report blames government and rail companies for the Summer's timetable chaos.<p>The Transport …

Chris Grayling

Forget Thatcher – Theresa May's social housing pledge is true Conservatism

<i>Welcome to Refresh – a series of comment pieces by young people, for young people, looking for a response to Britain's biggest issues</i><p>In the last eight years, the Government has had eight housing ministers. For some time the position – that at one point in recent history came second only to those in …

Social Housing

The Waugh Zone Thursday September 20, 2019

The five things you need to know about politics today<p><b>1. DEAD SERIOUS</b><p>Conservative backbencher Sir Mike Penning is well liked on all sides of the …

Donald Tusk

Frank Foley was a beacon of light in the darkest period of history

The heroic story of Frank Foley, the British Spy who saved 10,000 Jews from almost certain death, is a beacon of light within the darkest period of …

Jewish Culture

Good Politics, Bad Economics

EPA-EFE/DANIEL KOPATSCH<p>Click for full view<p>Delegates of the German right-wing, ultranationalist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party cast their …

European News

The child benefits trap where people get sent sky high tax bills for doing nothing wrong

It's a scheme meant to help parents with the cost of raising a child, but child benefits could leave families in debt instead thanks to a loophole …

Personal Finance (UK)

Theresa May's warm words won't keep people off the streets this winter | Jane Dudman

Nothing the prime minister said to housing associations will tackle the homelessness caused by her policies<p>The warm welcome housing associations gave Theresa May on Wednesday should not have been a surprise. The prime minister popped in to their annual conference en route for her Brexit meeting in …

Social Housing

Personally Speaking: 'Engineers should be lifeblood of economy'

Last month I picked up a few minutes of a radio programme discussing manufacturing, and why Germany was so good in comparison with the UK.<p>In Germany, …

Financial Services

The Guardian view on Bodyguard: to keep making brilliant shows, the BBC needs resources | Editorial

It is a remarkable time for television. Between the TV channels, their on-demand services, the leviathans that are Netflix and Amazon, there has probably never been a more bewilderingly vast selection of quality drama to choose from. There’s almost too much to see: some viewers feel they can hardly …

Opinion (UK)

LSE Pushes Ahead With London-Shanghai Link Plan Before Year-End

London Stock Exchange Group Plc says the long-anticipated bridge between stock exchanges in London and Shanghai is on track to begin operation before …

London Stock Exchange

Keynes’s biographer Robert Skidelsky: “I’ve become more and more persuaded by Marx”

The economist and peer on the cost of austerity and how “power structures” limit debate.<p>In 2009, as the West was afflicted by the worst recession …

Opinion (UK)

Treating crime as a disease means we can contain it and rid London of violence

Mayor of London<p>The level of violent crime in London, like England and Wales, is unacceptably high.<p>Every death as a result of violent crime is a …

London

With £2bn for pledged housing associations, could the Autumn Budget topple the government?

Having already announced £20bn for the NHS, the Chancellor is going to struggle to find the money for the extra spending commitments.<p>Theresa May will …

Opinion (UK)

Why Theresa May's £2billion housing boost isn't as great as she wants you to think

Another year, another big-bucks housing promise by the Tories.<p>Today it's Theresa May, who's vowed to "fix our broken housing market" with £2billion …

Social Housing

Theresa May’s social housing plans show how British politics is moving to the left

Faced with the threat of Labour, the Tories have abandoned the ideological ambition of remorselessly shrinking the state.<p>The problem with social …

Social Housing

Inheritance tax

<i>I’m pleased to announce that Young FI Guy – or The Details Man as we shall now call him around here – has joined Team Monevator as a contributor!</i> …

George Osborne

The state pension age increase has affected many women like me – it gave us no chance to plan

I read your letters with a heavy heart because I have read similar articles many times over the last few years. Governments seem intent on ignoring …

Opinion (UK)

Why the North Of England Is the New London

Over the last few years, we've seen the beginning of a dramatic transformation in northern cities.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leeds. Sheffield. Manchester. Liverpool. Newcastle. The north of England is experiencing something that it hasn't seen since the end of the …

Leeds

On a cliff edge: How Yorkshire’s councils, police and NHS have been hit by age of austerity

Public spending cuts were central to the Government response to the banking crash. Laura Drysdale examines how Yorkshire’s services have been …

Leeds

ASK TONY: I paid £3k for a hearing aid - but still can't enjoy music

My wife and I, both aged 80, bought hearing aids from Claritas costing £2,999 for each pair. My wife's was faulty and she received a full refund.<p>I …

Personal Finance (UK)

BBC programming not sustainable without more cash - Tony Hall

The BBC’s director general says the corporation urgently needs to find more cash if it is to continue providing the same level of service to viewers – raising the prospect of further cuts to programming, more commercial cooperation, or a long-term increase in the licence fee.<p>“We do not believe what …

Media Industry

The Liberal Democrat struggle to find a way forward | Letters

The key sentence in your leader (Vince Cable has a plan to motivate moderates, but not a clear enough purpose, 14 September) is: “To protest against New Labour governments from a liberal-left position, only to then join forces with the Conservatives, was too violent a lurch for many of the party’s …

Liberal Democrats

No 10 mocks Boris Johnson for condemning EU backstop plan he originally endorsed - Politics live

• <b>The most senior civil servant in Northern Ireland has said a no deal Brexit could make trade impossible for some firms in Northern Ireland.</b> As the Press Association reports, <b>David Sterling,</b> the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, told an event in Brussels that many local firms could be very …

Boris Johnson

Brexit is a numbers game (and Tory rebels can’t make it count)

Ahead of Theresa May's moment of truth on Brexit, GQ takes a look at all the numbers that don't quite add up...<p>Forget the big ideas and the …

Elections

The Reader: Home Secretary has made the right move over Calais children

The Home Secretary has come up with a good plan for children who came from Calais in 2016 [“Javid eases May’s hostile environment with Calais …

Opinion (UK)

Theresa May might engage in airy-fairy Brexit rhetoric, but she deserves credit for getting on with it

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, says of Brexit: “Whatever the deal is will not be as good as it is at …

Opinion (UK)

Santander in surprise talks to buy City broking firm Peel Hunt

The talks between the Spanish banking group and the City stockbroker are at an early stage, Sky News understands.<p>Banco Santander, the giant Spanish …

Santander