Allister Heath

Allister Heath
Allister Heath

Allister Heath is Editor of City A.M., the daily business newspaper distributed in and around London and digitally. Under his editorship, the paper, which has now grown to an audited print circulation of 128,781 copies per day, has become an influential voice in London's business community. Heath's trenchant daily column in the paper covers economics, finance, politics, geopolitics, business strategy and other subjects and has gathered an increasingly large following.

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Thursday 06 February 2014
BRITAIN has become dangerously reliant on a small-number of highly paid and wealthy individuals for its tax receipts.
Wednesday 05 February 2014
IT’S NOT time to panic about the global economy just yet. Yes, equity markets are in freefall left, right and centre but the situation is far from universally disastrous. Growth is slowing after a strong run but isn’t about to end.
Tuesday 04 February 2014
THE TORIES are in trouble. The latest daily opinion poll from YouGov (for The Sun) confirms yet again that the Labour party would easily win the General Election were it held tomorrow.
Monday 03 February 2014
BRITAIN’S economic debate has moved on.
Friday 31 January 2014
THERE can be no doubt that the UK’s economic picture has improved dramatically. Growth is back, employment is buoyant and optimism is returning.
Thursday 30 January 2014
ACTIONS always have consequences. If it votes for independence later this year, Scotland could theoretically introduce its own currency.
Wednesday 29 January 2014
IF you want to know what old fashioned, hard-core monetary policy used to look like – the kind that those readers who lived through the UK’s European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) humiliation will remember – look no further than what happened to T
Tuesday 28 January 2014
HERE is how Labour’s misguided, punitive and anti-growth 50p tax plan could backfire almost immediately.
Monday 27 January 2014
WHEN governments don’t like something, they tax it. Hence why we have “sin” taxes on alcohol, tobacco and various forms of pollution.
Friday 24 January 2014
BORROWERS, relax; savers, tear your hair out. The Bank of England’s base rates will remain on hold; Mark Carney doesn’t “see an immediate need to change monetary policy.”
Thursday 23 January 2014
THIS is how the conversation kept going, until about six months ago. Pundit: Aren’t you worried that unemployment will rocket if we cut public spending?
Wednesday 22 January 2014
WOW. We knew that the pension crisis was bad – but in reality it’s even worse than that. The situation is catastrophic: the average pension pot is just £36,800, and many people have nothing at all.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
ONE last push – that is all that is needed for the UK stock market to finally bury the ghost of the bubble and bust.
Monday 20 January 2014
WITHOUT foreign investment, we would be toast. How many of you, dear readers, work for UK subsidiaries of foreign companies? Or for a business that relies significantly on overseas investors for its debt or equity financing?
Friday 17 January 2014
IT is a moral imperative for all politicians to seek to help those on low incomes. Poverty is a horrible, depressing, truly heart-breaking condition. But what is the best way to help the working poor?
Thursday 16 January 2014
BRITISH politics is so depressingly predictable.
Wednesday 15 January 2014
IT was Adam Smith, the great economist, who put it best. “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation”, he once explained, seeking to reassure a panicky young interlocutor.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
BRITAIN faces a major problem. We need to shrink our bloated, inefficient state while simultaneously improving our healthcare, pensions, infrastructure and the rest.
Monday 13 January 2014
ANOTHER day, another report providing yet more evidence that Britain’s housing crisis is getting worse. Countrywide estimates that England will face a shortfall of 1m homes by 2021, half of which will be in London and the South East.
Friday 10 January 2014
ECONOMISTS seem to lurch from one dangerous fad to another.
Thursday 09 January 2014
OUR pension system is broken.
Wednesday 08 January 2014
SELL, sell, sell – or so we must hope. With a bit of luck, the government is finally about to kick-start a massive and long-overdue sell-off of its vast estate.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
FRANCE is still France – and that, tragically, is why that great country and its wonderful people are doomed to decline further this year, and why even more successful French business folk, entrepreneurs and professionals will move to London over
Monday 06 January 2014
HAPPY New Year, dear readers, and welcome to our first edition of 2014.
Friday 13 December 2013
SLOWLY but surely, Britain is rebalancing its trade.