How the private sector failed to deliver
By Francis Beckett - 14 April 13:00

Business, ministers insisted, would do a better job of running the state schools than local councils

Brownism is bruised but unbowed
By Donald Hirsch - 14 April 13:00

Remarkably, over six years, he has kept to a game plan on tax, borrowing and spending. Now, Brown wa

The business - Patrick Hosking finds insurance fat cats unashamed
By Patrick Hosking - 14 April 13:00

We need big shareholders in top companies, such as the Pru and Legal & General, to curb the bosses'

It's all about control, not the price of petrol
By Mark Almond - 07 April 13:00

After the war, a new, US-dominated oil cartel will determine economic prospects in China and India

The business - Patrick Hosking finds his aunt's nest egg
By Patrick Hosking - 07 April 13:00

At the HSBC extraordinary general meeting, the directors' level of absenteeism was 48 per cent. Woul

The strange rebirth of a forgotten idea
By David Boyle - 07 April 13:00

Why is the country so short of money that we can't even rebuild the London Tube? Because we allow th

The business - Patrick Hosking asks who decides executives' pay
By Patrick Hosking - 31 March 13:00

Attempts to regulate boardroom pay have spawned an entirely new industry: one company has hired five

Cold comfort on the farm
By Peter Dunn - 31 March 13:00

Terrified that the war will come to London? Before you flee to the peaceful countryside, Peter Dunn

Charity begins in Swindon
By Gideon Burrows - 31 March 13:00

What happens to all the money donated to Nicaragua, that favourite middle-class cause? Gideon Burrow

You won't make money, so make love . . .
By Martin Vander Weyer - 24 March 12:00

That, more or less, is the advice of the billionaire Warren Buffett: even if the Iraq war ends quick

The business - Patrick Hosking
By Patrick Hosking - 17 March 12:00

Whatever their losses on junk bonds and the like, banks can still rely on credit cards to pull in mo

A different use for profit
By Glenys Thornton - 17 March 12:00

Glenys Thornton on why social enterprise needs help from <em>EastEnders</em> and <em>Coronation Stre

The business - Patrick Hosking applauds a barbarian at the Bank
By Patrick Hosking - 10 March 12:00

If Abbey National made so many mistakes with its shareholders' money, why is it that the non-executi

American soldiers board a plane in Iraq.
10 March 2003: America is no longer invincible
By John Gray - 10 March 12:00

“No invasion can be worse for the Iraqis than what they now suffer.”

The business - Christopher Huhne sees Britain lagging behind
By Christopher Huhne - 03 March 12:00

Gordon Brown should stop wagging his finger at our European partners. As the New York taxi drivers w

Where your Mercedes comes with a helicopter
By Liz McGregor - 03 March 12:00

Carjacking, the number one crime in South Africa, makes for unusual security measures, reports Liz M

NS Essay - The secrets of happiness
By Richard Layard - 03 March 12:00

Despite growing affluence, the average Briton is more miserable than ever. Why? Because when people

Till debt do us part
By Fiona Sibley - 03 March 12:00

Observations on students

Bee Wilson praises the tinned tomato
By Bee Wilson - 03 March 12:00

The inconstant, ever-changing tomato is a mirror of British capitalism

The business - Patrick Hosking praises a fat cat's honesty
By Patrick Hosking - 24 February 12:00

It's true that private shareholders ask ignorant questions at company AGMs, but that's mainly becaus

Too poor to have an accident
By David Millward - 24 February 12:00

David Millward decided that socialised medicine was best after his American mother-in-law crashed he

Sex and the stiletto
By Suzanne Moore - 17 February 12:00

At £700 a pair, Manolo Blahnik shoes are the latest celebrity love token and status symbol. But, wri

The business - Patrick Hosking on the business view of war
By Patrick Hosking - 17 February 12:00

The business world will be happy with war, and just as happy with peace. What it can't stand is all

NS Interview - Richard Bowker
By John Kampfner - 10 February 12:00

The boss of the rail network urges us all to be "more understanding" of its problems, but insists th

Executives go out to play
By James Harkin - 10 February 12:00

Observations on management

The business - Patrick Hosking warns us against high income
By Patrick Hosking - 10 February 12:00

You've heard of pensions mis-selling, endowment mis-selling, and Equitable Life. Stand by for a new

Cristina Odone admits she's a moneyphobe
By Cristina Odone - 03 February 12:00

Sweaty palms, dizziness, shallow breath: don't panic, you've just got moneyphobia

America - Andrew Stephen asks if Bush has finally had it
By Andrew Stephen - 03 February 12:00

The largest number of job losses since the Second World War, middle-class incomes down, and a drop i

The business - Patrick Hosking finds that men are living too long
By Patrick Hosking - 03 February 12:00

It is not just the falling stock market that is ruining the life and pensions industry: it is the re

The new feudalism
By David Nicholson-Lord - 03 February 12:00

Personal service to the professional classes - from dog-walkers through caterers to lifestyle manage