The proposed plan could increase pressure for tax cuts and undermine the contributory principle.
Is it time to relinquish fantasies of winning in exchange for the greater prize of shared progress?
If Scotland votes for independence, it will create a completely different economic context for the two new countries that emerge.
The revolution in IT and how it is transforming our world in ways that even economists are struggling to understand.
Felix Martin explores the question of Russian capital flight to London.
The day when someone in the richest 10 per cent stops contributing to tax is nearly a month earlier than someone in the poorest 10 per cent.
We were not prepared to allow Britain's valuable science base to be put at risk for narrow, short-term gains.
Piketty’s theory – right or wrong – is largely unaffected by these results.
An interview with the left’s rock star economist, author of the smash hit Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
The uncomfortable truth is that for most people, the recovery hasn't even begun.
What is to be done about inequality?
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).
The unhappy history of the workplace.
The benefits of slavery have accrued down the generations, so why are we so nervous about the responsibility for the slave trade doing the same?
Average pay excluding bonuses remains below inflation. For most, there is still no recovery at all.
The Chancellor's new assumption that tax cuts significantly boost growth could result in a higher than expected deficit.
France has introduced a new law to prevent employees being asked to read work emails outside office hours. Would it help solve the UK's productivity problem if we followed suit?
It's not difficult to see that London is facing a house price bubble. It's harder to say when it might pop.
We are heading into a so-called “living standards election” – without accurate data on living standards. Different sides will be able to tell whatever story they want.
Most people want to “give their money away to someone whom they can trust will use it wisely to generate a income when they retire”.
We need to take the idea of a universal basic income seriously.
Ahead of this week’s budget, the economic historian Robert Skidelsky examines how four years of austerity have affected Britain.
An open letter to outgoing chief executive Euan Sutherland.
For the majority of people, fair pay, flexible working patterns and genuine work-life balance remain an illusion.
Inflation alone will ensure that the allowance rises to over £11.3k and minimum wage workers will still be paying tax.
In recent days Ukrainian bonds suffered the worst selloff on record and the stock index fell 2.8 per cent
It’s no secret that, as far as the housing market goes, the millennial generation have been (and this is the technical term) royally screwed over.
A UN report released today has found that progress made towards reducing poverty is at risk of being reversed because of widening inequality and a failure to strengthen women's rights.
2013 was the year the world’s financial markets suddenly became interested in Japan again.