Wage squeeze: The end is in sight but there’ll be no party

We might be entering the 12th straight month of falling real wages, but the end of the squeeze in living standards that followed the...

The importance of art in the interior industry

Art industry experts are saying the era of the billion dollar painting is inevitable, tracking the resurrection of art to its once revered...

From television shows to car emissions, the United States is two countries, not one

One of my liveliest conversations during 2016 was over a barbecue dinner in Napa, California. Our host had averred that were Donald Trump to...

Don’t expect the EU and the UK to give up political point scoring anytime...

Brexit is confusing, and it is I am afraid going to become more so. That is partly because, as in any debate where...

Theresa May needs to be honest with the public about post-Brexit immigration

In three weeks it will be 50 years since Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech warning about the perils of immigration. His...

A feminist approach to international development is one way we can reduce global inequality

What kind of world is it that we are forging?  Ask the elites running it – or the 42 richest people in the world, who...

We need to be more constructive where housebuilders are concerned

This may seem mad, but I’m going to say it anyway: let’s hear it for builders. That’s right, the butt of jokes about bum cracks...

UK consumer confidence boosted slightly by wage growth and Brexit progress, survey shows

UK consumers became slightly more confident this month than they were in February, cheered by the prospect of wages inching higher, inflation easing slightly...

The World Trade Organisation is terrified of Donald Trump and will not stop the...

You may recall a few weeks ago, before the Great Facebook Disaster, and before America started a trade war with China, that Donald...

British business ‘drinking in last chance saloon’ over gender pay gap reporting

“Drinking in the last chance saloon,” is how the Equality and Human Rights Commission characterised the situation facing British businesses over reporting their gender pay...

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