Is tax Britain’s problem? No – it’s housing
By Tim Wigmore - 19 February 10:25

In obsessing over the mansion tax we risk ignoring the real issue.

Google faces EU crackdown over privacy violations
By Alex Hern - 19 February 9:24

January 2012's privacy policy comes under fire.

Japan: "We'd never buy foreign bonds (we might buy foreign bonds)"
By Alex Hern - 19 February 8:05

Abe puts the squeeze on the BoJ.

How Paypal robs the Bank of England
By Alex Hern - 18 February 16:07

Digital currencies might start creating a sticky situation for central banks.

Osborne takes the first step on tax avoidance. Now for the rest…
By Salman Shaheen - 18 February 14:23

The chancellor's GAAR should help ensure tax justice. But it's only a start, writes Salman Shaheen

Business quote of the day: "Companies would get round it"
By Helen Roxburgh - 18 February 12:45

KPMG has little time for the Chancellor's plans to clamp down on tax avoidance.

Cameron sells Britain to the Indians
By Alex Hern - 18 February 10:01

The PM softens his stance on immigration to encourage more skilled migrants from the subcontinent.

EU nears cap on banker bonuses, as Osborne holds out
By Alex Hern - 18 February 8:28

The UK is one of just three countries opposed to the cap.

The missing dimension of poverty: stigma
By Declan Gaffney - 15 February 17:28

The experience of the social stigma around poverty is real, measurable and crucial.

Million Jobs: The group with links to IDS's think tank which is defending workfare
By Alex Hern - 15 February 16:37

Is workfare actually supported by the young or just the young Conservatives?

New Statesman
Blogging is better than Fleet Street Fox's journal of branding
By Steve Baxter - 15 February 15:47

Are there any bloggers who write stuff because they want to write stuff?

Miliband, Obama & "middle-out economics"
By Heather Boushey - 15 February 12:25

The Labour leader follows the President in growing the economy from the middle classes.

New Statesman
Miliband's promise to clamp down on payday loans is a good first step
By Carl Packman - 15 February 11:34

The start of a One Nation economy

Retail sales drop year-on-year
By Alex Hern - 15 February 11:13

Corrugated bottom approaches.

It's a (sigh) Valentine's Day massacre
By Alex Hern - 14 February 13:44

GDP down worldwide.

"Brown's mistake" has already been reversed
By Alex Hern - 14 February 12:10

The personal allowance has grown to undo any losses the abolition of the 10p rate inflicted.

New Statesman
As Adam Smith knew, the experts think they know best, but what do the people say?
By Felix Martin - 14 February 11:35

The high-powered experts who make up the LSE’s growth commission have proposed a blueprint for reviving Britain. To achieve its goals, though, we’ll have to get rid of those blasted MPs and councillors. What say we?

The government's "patent box" is the tax avoidance package companies have been begging for
By Tony McKenna - 13 February 13:07

It might incentivise innovation, but it definitely incentivises paying far less tax.

MPC prepared to overlook "period of above-target inflation"
By Alex Hern - 13 February 12:15

Bank of England dashes hopes of the inflation hawks.

G7shambles continues
By Alex Hern - 13 February 11:12

G7 <strike>attempts</strike> <strike>desperately scrambles</strike> utterly fails to find unity.

G7: Japan is fine. No, not fine. The other one. Concerning. Japan is concerning.
By Alex Hern - 12 February 14:51

Lessons in unclear policy communication.

Workfare ruled illegal, but only on narrow terms
By Alex Hern - 12 February 11:45

A minor victory for campaigners against mandatory work

Japan targets the stock market
By Alex Hern - 12 February 10:58

The Nikkei at 13,000 is the new target.

CPI stands at 2.7 per cent, unchanged for fourth month
By Alex Hern - 12 February 9:33

Stability in price levels.

Legonomics: there's money in them bricks
By Alex Hern - 08 February 11:13

Your childhood was more expensive than you remember.

Carney charms MPs (once they get over his pay)
By Alex Hern - 08 February 8:35

The next BoE governor reveals his plans for expectation management, but stays firmly conventional.

The challenges facing Mark Carney at the Bank of England
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 15:38

The new Bank of England governor doesn’t start until July but he has some important decisions to make before then.

The OBR needs to get it right on productivity
By Jim Taylor - 07 February 11:38

If our forecasts carry on being made on faulty assumptions the government will never learn.

Robobacklash: do we even need to worry about automation in the workplace?
By Alex Hern - 07 February 11:00

Where there's a popular view, there's always a backlash.

Dividing Lines: The economy
By Rafael Behr - 07 February 9:10

Continuing his series on the major policy divisions in politics, Rafael Behr tackles the economy.

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