UK Economics

More Of Us Regret Brexit Than Support It, For First Time Since Referendum

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

More people now oppose Brexit than support it for the first time since the referendum, a poll has revealed. A total of 45% say the vote to leave was w...

More Work, More Reward - A Secondary Personal Taxation Allowance For Supplementary Income

Peter Morgan | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Morgan

On a macroeconomic level the UK is very constrained. High levels of national debt hinders reductions in taxation, which could be used to stimulate the economy. The risk of higher inflation limits the effectiveness of interest rates to enable growth. A further quantitative easing program could lead to a much greater devaluation of the currency.

Brexit Dept Ridiculed After Tweets Show EU Boosts UK Trade

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Politics

The UK’s Brexit Department is facing online ridicule after Tweeting “embarrassing” graphs on trade and economic growth that suggest the benefits...

Firms 'Could Be Forced To Pay Premium For Short-Notice Work'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 15.04.2017 | UK

Companies could be forced to pay a premium rate for short-notice work, the Government’s employment practice adviser has suggested. Matthew Taylor, w...

Is The British Government Open For Business? An Alternative To Cuts

Peter Morgan | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Peter Morgan

With high levels of debt, high rates of taxation and a desire to avoid another quantitative easing program, the British government must look for other ways of funding itself. An expansion in its own business operations and generating its own income could be the best way, it could also avoid the need for further cuts in government expenditure.

Two-Thirds Of Students Are Living In 'Squalor' With Damp, Rats Or No Running Water

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Almost two-thirds of students are currently living in “squalor” due to their landlord’s neglect, new research has revealed. A survey of more th...

UK's Corporate Tax System Labelled A 'National Disgrace' After Google Revelations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK

The UK’s corporate tax regime was labelled a “national disgrace” after Google revealed it paid £36.4 million in tax on profits of almost £150 ...

Google Has Revealed How Much Tax It Paid In 2016

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

Google paid £36.4 million in UK corporation tax for the year to June 30, 2016, the company has revealed. The search engine giant declared sales of £...

6 Huge Brexit Deals Theresa May Now Has Just 2 Years To Make After Triggering Article 50

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics

With Article 50 triggered, Theresa May now has two years to carry out the most complex set of negotiations in UK history. The future of Britain’s tr...

Article 50: What Happens Now?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics

It’s been nine months since the referendum, but today Theresa May is finally starting the UK on its journey out of the EU. If you’re unsure what f...

Letting Agents To Be Forced To Protect Tenants' Cash

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics

Tenants are to be legally protected from “dodgy” letting agents who take rents and then go bust, ministers have announced. In a major victory for ...

Landlord Fergus Wilson Says 'No Coloureds' And 11 Others He Won't Let To

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK

One of Britain’s biggest buy-to-let landlords has said he does not want his houses rented to “coloured people because of the curry smell at the en...

For Carol's Sake, For Christ's Sake, We Must Look After The Poor

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

Liverpool is a proud city with some of the finest civic buildings in England. A couple of weeks ago I was in the opulent setting of one of these, and I was angry. Standing in the finery of St Georges Hall I was reminded of the once-great wealth of this trading port. And, as I shared a platform with its current Mayor Joe Anderson, I was angry.

Charities Could Lose £200 Million In European Union funding After Brexit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2017 | UK

Charities which are “the lifeblood of society” are expected to lose £200 million in European Union funding after Brexit, a parliamentary committe...

Scientists Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of How Sperm Swim

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

The odds are stacked against sperm. Most of the 150 million cells released when a man and woman have sex fail to even make it through the vagina. Thos...

This Is How The Pound Reacted To Confirmation Of The Article 50 Date

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

The pound on Monday fell against the US dollar after confirmation of the date Brexit negotiations will begin. Sterling declined by 0.23 percent to a d...

Brexit Bill Receives Royal Assent Allowing Theresa May To Trigger Article 50

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has today been granted the authority to trigger Article 50 and begin the formal Brexit process after the necessary legislation received Ro...

David Davis Reveals Government Has Not Studied Economic Impact Of Leaving EU With No Trade Deal

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Politics

Brexit secretary David Davis has revealed the government has not made an assessment of the economic impact on the UK of leaving the EU without a trade...

New Trade Deals Are 'Far Beyond' Liam Fox's Department, Warns Lords Committee

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox does not have the staff to secure new trade deals while also negotiating a Brexit deal with the EU, a Lords rep...

Pound Plummets As Market Reacts To Brexit Bill Passage

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK

Sterling has weakened against the Euro and US dollar after Prime Minister Theresa May was granted authority to trigger Article 50 on Monday, commencin...

Capital Gains?

Dan Corry | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Corry

Most of us worry about what is going on with our public services. Operations are cancelled, there are bigger school classes, social care is in crisis, bin collections are less frequent and there are shorter opening hours for services.

The French Presidential Campaign: Some Considerations For Investors

William Hobbs | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
William Hobbs

It's three months before the final round of France's presidential election and while polls suggest a comfortable eventual defeat for Marine Le Pen, in...

Can We Afford To Decarbonise The Energy Supply? The North Can't Afford Not To

Darren Baxter | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Baxter

Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.

The New Normal: How Social And Economic Attitudes Swapped Places

Ed Green | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Ed Green

For me, a closeted teenager in the '80s, it was not a good time to know you were gay. Besides the hysteria whipped up by the AIDS scare and manifesto promises for cracking down on the 'promotion of homosexuality', the realisation that shocked me most was just how much people like me were hated by mainstream society.

One In Ten Parents Say 'Broken' Rental Market Harms Their Children

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics

One in ten parents say stressful house moves caused by the UK’s insecure housing market harm their children, according to research by charity Shelte...