The Government has consistently maintained its intention to protect vulnerable people - but will it deliver?
At a stroke, the Government is about to abolish the concept, if not the reality, of child and working poverty. But a crisis is looming.
Osborne is using the budget as an excuse for reducing the size of the state. Labour must not follow his lead.
Soaring executive pay would be more justifiable if it reflected companies’ results. Yet the High Pay Centre report argues that this is not the case.
The last prime minister to make a fortune out of public office was Lloyd George. Today’s cabinet ministers earn middle-class salaries, and most of them live in modest houses. So why do people think otherwise?
The judgements of our financial and political leaders are breathtakingly narrow. Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen considers the alternatives.
The Tories claim austerity saved the country from disaster. But Osborne's neoliberal right economics drew on discredited theories - and ultimately scuppered growth.
Where we invest is driven by a mix of personal preference, government incentives and economic trends.
An insight into gold fixing and why it's come to an end after nearly 96 years.
A Budget 2015 special.
This looks set to be a minimalist budget - but not all is as it seems, and opposition Ed Balls would do well to veer away from it sooner rather than later.
The evidence is clear: more equal societites are happier than unequal ones. Other countries achieve it - Britain must do better.
Now we've caught wind of the money hidden in Swiss accounts, it's time to turn to other veiled tax affairs.
The central tenet of Hard Times is that the economic slump of 2008 and its aftermath have augmented the schisms already present in two rich, but profoundly unequal societies: the UK and the US.
If a government has to cut its spending, it is much better to tax the rich than starve the poor.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
We already have a “future cities industry”, apparently.
Labour is claiming today that 8 out of 10 new private sector jobs created since 2010 have been in London; the Tories say 3 out of 4 of them have been created outside the capital. Which is it?
Is it time to relinquish fantasies of winning in exchange for the greater prize of shared progress?
The UK's graduate job market is getting better, but Britain may already have lost a selection of its most talented youth to foreign climes.
Felix Martin explores the question of Russian capital flight to London.
Billionaires love Britain. But here are three big reasons why Britain shouldn’t love billionaires.
A Financial Times columnist has written a book of financial advice for “independent women”.
Felix Martin discusses Flash Boys by the American financial writer Michael Lewis, which examines high-frequency trading (HFT).
Ahead of this week’s budget, the economic historian Robert Skidelsky examines how four years of austerity have affected Britain.
Today’s bankers have replaced the excesses of the 1980s with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations.
No longer can David Cameron plausibly claim, if he ever could, that "there is no alternative".
Compared to Ryan's budgets, Cameron's coalition looks positively profligate.
The strain of austerity is beginning to show on maternal care provision.