UK Economics

UK’s All-Electric Taxis And More Green Transport Across Europe

Phillip Othen | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech

Across the UK and Europe, the number of small businesses embracing the use of electric vehicles (EVs) and green transport innovation is rapidly increa...

UK Caves In On First Day Of Brexit Talks

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

After almost a year of chest beating from both sides, the UK and EU finally sat down today to begin negotiations over Brexit - and Brussels drew first...

Pound Suffers Shock Falls After Hung Parliament Creates Chaos For The Markets

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK

UPDATE: The FTSE 100 has risen 66 points to 7,516 following the shock general election result, but the pound has lost further ground against both the ...

Labour Needs To Overturn This Historic Opinion Polling Phenomenon If It Wants To Win The General Election

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.06.2017 | UK Politics

Labour’s vote share is more likely to be overestimated in the run up to a General Election than the Tories’, HuffPost UK analysis has found. Scrut...

Can You Actually Live With An Electric Car? We Spent Two Weeks Finding Out

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech

Is owning an electric car a statement or simply good financial sense? In the beginning it was most definitely the former. Electric cars were expensive...

Why Electric Cars Will Soon Be The Most Popular Vehicle

Phillip Othen | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

For what seems like a long time now, electric vehicles (EVs) have been on the cusp of going mainstream – in fact it was three decades ago that major...

May's 'Endless Cuts' Slammed By Ex-Counter Terror Chief

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Politics

A former counter-terrorism chief has lambasted Theresa May’s “endless cuts” to police numbers and warned that the London Bridge attack should ma...

Legal Action Launched Over 'Curry Controversy' Landlord Fergus Wilson

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

Legal action has begun against a buy-to-let tycoon who banned Indian and Pakistani tenants from renting his properties because he claimed they left ho...

Smartphones And Cars That Charge In Five Minutes Could Be A Reality Next Year

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech

Imagine being able to fully charge your electric car, or smartphone in just five minutes. This lofty dream could soon become a reality as an Israeli s...

Emma Watson's Latest Instagram Posts Prove Her Ongoing Dedication To Sustainable Fashion

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Style

Emma Watson took to Instagram once again to prove she’s committed to sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Yesterday, the actress shared three imag...

The Government Could Pay You To Ditch Your Diesel For An Electric Car

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

Buried deep within the government’s clean air act there’s a plan to scrap some of the worst diesel cars in the country. The scrappage scheme would...

John McDonnell: There's 'A Lot To Learn' From Karl Marx

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Politics

Are you a Marxist? "No... but I believe there's a lot to learn from reading Das Kapital" says @johnmcdonnellMP #marr— The...

If You Try To Spend A Paper £5 Note Today, You Might Get A Nasty Shock

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK

We’ve had since September 2016 to get used to the new polymer £5 notes - and now the day is finally here when it’s time to say goodbye to the old...

Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know About Electric Cars?

Phillip Othen | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech

The modern cityscape is changing. Clogged-up streets of cars emitting fumes will soon be a past memory. Urban mobility is getting a lot cleaner – an...

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 ...