Saturday marks a milestone for the travel industry and for business people and holidaymakers alike. Mobile phone roaming charges are being slashed by almost three quarters. From 15 June 2017, there will be no roaming charges in Europe at all. And it's all thanks to the EU.
There are still eight weeks to go until the EU referendum, but we already find ourselves buried under an avalanche of claims and counter-claims of the...
Productivity is the measure of GDP per hour worked. Traditionally, it grows by introducing new methods and technologies, so that a given quantity of goods or services can be provided by a smaller number of people. This frees up other people to create more new wealth.
Today, almost every country uses a system of fiat money, which we may define as "currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is no...
The first quarter of 2016 is now behind us, and so far the economic news has been distinctly underwhelming...
I listened to you speak with respect and fear in equal measure this week. Your oratory skills are impressive and at times, your rhetoric is certainly convincing. The problem is, I just don't believe WHAT you're saying.
I have a good deal of respect for the work that Longworth did at the British Chambers of Commerce. He was a trenchant critic of the Government's failure to rebalance the economy towards infrastructure, exports and the region. But on the European Union, he could not be more wrong.
I sometimes think that the In campaign appears to be operating to a script written by George R.R Martin and Stephen King - Brexit would mean a combination of a Feast for Crows and Misery. It's a deeply pessimistic view of the British people's potential and a profoundly negative vision of the future which isn't rooted in reality. The idea that if Britain voted to leave the European Union we would instantly become some sort of hermit kingdom, a North Atlantic North Korea only without that country's fund of international good will, is a fantasy, a phantom, a great, grotesque patronising and preposterous Peter Mandelsonian conceit...
Co-operation and trading on mutually beneficial terms are things we should preserve. The march towards standardisation and one size fits all solutions for a vastly disparate continent must come to an end, however. We cannot continue to sacrifice the prospects of Europe's young on the altar of this failing political experiment.
As Labour continues to expose and oppose the worst elements of this Housing Bill, Ministers face losing more votes, But much more damaging is the public losing any confidence that the government is competent to fix this housing crisis.
I will be voting to remain in Europe, and Unison will be encouraging its 1.3million members to do the same, following a comprehensive survey involving 60,000 of them... That position is something of a change of direction. Our union is not and has never been pro-EU. On the contrary, we've opposed decades of EU treaties - from Maastricht to Lisbon to the EU constitution - and have repeatedly warned against the slow drift towards dogmatic austerity across the continent. We'll continue to make these arguments.
It is very disappointing to see the TUC teaming up with the Government and multinational business to promote Project Fear. It is a common feature of pro-EU arguments that rather than attempt to say positive things about the EU, they instead scaremonger about what could or might happen were we a fully sovereign nation again.
Tax is an emotive issue. Tinkering with the tax system by UK Chancellors over the last 30 years has created one of the most complex tax systems in the world. There is a very strong argument now for a complete overhaul of the system to ensure clarity and fairness.
If you're one of the people who wants to capitalise on Cameron's offshore tax affairs to get your way, take a moment to think about how you're going about it - because what he has admitted to so far probably won't be enough to get the moderate majority to march alongside you. So if you think Cameron will be going the way of Iceland's PM any time soon, don't hold your breath.
I had good A Level results. I'd worked part time whilst I was at school. I was even voted the class president of our GCSE citizenship project where we promised to eradicate poverty in Africa. I was employable and I was going to beat the system.
Day one of the Panama papers scandal was Cameron's chance to be a grown up. He had a chance to say that he had invested in offshore funds in the past. He had the chance to say sorry. Even better, he has the actual power to change his behaviour and commit to improving the regulation on this sort of avoidance... It is really, really hard to say if you've made a mistake. It takes courage. The UK Prime Minister had a chance to show courage, he had a chance to give us some faith in politicians. Instead he was a coward. A coward who cheats. Same old same old. We deserve better.