In defiance of 96% of Royal Mail workers, ministers hope to complete the sell-off in advance of a nationwide strike.
Britain is awash with debt, while government policy encourages inflation. But theoretical inflation sorts a lot of stuff out, while actual inflation will hurt.
Maybe our tin-headed overlords will just become another set of tools on the job.
You need to be pretty lucky to make the most of it.
There's a copyright in playlists, argues the dance music label, and Alex Hern agrees.
A prominent futurist has predicted that in just forty years, we'll be able to produce anything from the basic building-blocks of matter itself.
Tax avoidance is now endemic, with companies and the wealthy often paying derisory amounts of tax. Public anger has so far met with hollow rhetoric, handwringing and vested interest rationalisations. Robust steps to stamp it out are needed.
Carl Packman asks if we can be comfortable living in a country where Wonga makes millions.
The Adam Smith Institute has accused the government of propping up the housing bubble.
What's inflation going to be? Wanna bet?
Have you ever wondered whether losing both parents to a tragedy might be a bad thing or not? Well, economists did.
The Mayor of London's left his stamp on the city. But how much will we thank him for it down the line?
The output gap is a strange and unpredictable beast, writes Nida Broughton.
The economy has been sailing smoothly this summer. But winter is coming…
We're almost in Wongaland already, writes Carl Packman.
The world's biggest online drug marketplace is more like the world's biggest service company
There's a whole class of policies which could cut the deficit in the medium to long term, which the government is ignoring. It's a sign of how weak public debate has become.
Fracking won't help our industrial base, if the Dutch disease is anything to go by.
The Hyperloop as pitched – as a $6bn project usefully linking two cities – can't exist. But the excitement around it could destroy any hopes for a workable Californian high speed rail link.
Employment rises by 0.1 percentage point to 71.5 per cent.
A nudge here, an organ there.
When a random number is not so random, security pays the price
When people can't afford "affordable" rents, housing policy is broken.
Britain's economic debate needs to be more daring than the Bank of England can ever be, writes Jeremy Green.
If you're on contract without work, the ONS can count you as employed.
Mark Carney's Bank promises to fight the slack in the economy.
There will be changes afoot at the venerable institution.
A new paper from IZA confirms: it's sellers who really pay stamp duty.
£35bn is owed to small and medium businesses. That needs to fall, or it's the whole country which will pay the bill.
The services PMI for July came in at 60.2.