Business

Rishi Sunak vows to cut taxes after drop to 2pc

U.K.
William Turner

Thanks for joining me. Inflation has fallen to the Bank of England’s 2pc target for the first time in nearly three years. ...

Wind to overtake gas as UK’s main electricity source for the first time

Business
Robert Johnson

Thanks for joining us. The energy sector is our initial focus today as new research indicates that wind will overtake gas as ...

Britain overtakes France to become Europe’s largest stock market

Business
Robert Johnson

Thanks for joining me. We begin the week with a look at the manufacturing sector, where thousands of roles are being left ...

George Osborne’s investment business makes £50m profit

Business
Robert Johnson

An investment business chaired by George Osborne made a profit of more than £50m in its first year under the former Chancellor’s ...

The EU has just put its car industry on the road to destruction

Business
Robert Johnson

We can argue about whether the Chinese cars are subsidised by the state or are simply manufactured more efficiently by companies that ...

the town on the front lines of left-behind Britain

U.K.
William Turner

Grimsby’s experience offers lessons for how the next government can better help other towns with shrinking or stagnating populations. “As a local ...

How Gordon Brown could tempt Labour into a stealth ‘mortgage tax’

Business
Robert Johnson

Paul Tucker, a former deputy governor of the Bank, argued in an influential 2022 paper that the scale of the payments caused ...

Asda to outsource staff to Indian company

Business
Robert Johnson

Following the latest announcement regarding Asda’s outsourcing proposal, bosses are understood to have been inundated with questions from worried workers. Asda’s IT ...

How ‘Strava stalkers’ drove fitness apps to protect female joggers

Technology
Laura Adams

Late last year the app also added direct messaging, although this too has raised concerns that the feature could add to digital ...

Germany battles to block Brussels clampdown on Chinese EVs

Business
Robert Johnson

Thanks for joining me. We begin with Germany, where officials are aiming to water down the EU’s plans for tariffs on China’s ...