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 10 October 2013
THERE is no better snapshot of modern Britain than the regular updates from HMRC on the taxes we pay and the income we earn. The latest batch doesn’t disappoint.
Wednesday 09 October 2013
I F YOU want to understand the real crisis facing Britain, look no further than yesterday’s league tables on educational performance.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
IT is easy to laugh at America’s political system, which is once again showing itself to be hopelessly defective as it trundles along towards a possible default.
Monday 07 October 2013
WHEN this government was first elected, it promised to simplify Britain’s tax code, which over the years has become one of the lengthiest in the world. To say that it failed would be a pathetic understatement.
Friday 04 October 2013
THINGS are either going very well or they are going very badly, depending on your point of view.
Thursday 03 October 2013
THERE is, of course, a place for soundbites. David Cameron’s speech yesterday had those in spades; some were even pretty good.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
IT is time for Americans to decide: do they want to be a social democracy, Eurozone style, with high levels of tax and public spending, or do they want to be a small state society, with low taxes and low levels of public spending?
Tuesday 01 October 2013
FISCAL responsibility is back – or so the chancellor would like us to believe. While the Tories shamefully backed Gordon Brown’s irresponsible policy of running budget deficits during the boom years, they have learnt the lesson the bitter way.
Monday 30 September 2013
WITH just 20 months to go before the general election, the Tories need to get their skates on.
Friday 27 September 2013
CORPORATE Britain has a big problem. It has lost the PR wars.
Thursday 26 September 2013
IF you want to understand why it is so vital for the UK to remain an open economy, look no further than our front page story on who now owns British firms.
Wednesday 25 September 2013
WE NOW know what Labour’s strategy to win the next election will be: shift to the left, bash business, stoke envy and jealousy, attack the City and come up with a raft of populist policies. It might even work.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
WHAT, exactly, does the Labour party think it is doing? It wants to hike – yes, hike – corporation tax if it is elected in 2015, the latest of a long list of utterly destructive policies unveiled in recent days.
Monday 23 September 2013
RULES are there to be broken in politics, like in everything else. It is often said, when discussing the UK, that there is no way the Conservatives can increase their share of the vote at the next general election.
Friday 20 September 2013
BRITAIN’S inability to expand our airport capacity is inevitably met with complete bafflement in other, more ambitious parts of the world.
Thursday 19 September 2013
FOR the junkies in the markets, the shock news that the Fed’s monetary methadone will continue to flow freely was greeted with jubilation last night.
Wednesday 18 September 2013
SOMETIMES I despair at this government’s inconsistencies, internal contradictions and intellectual incoherence.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
IT WAS pretty sickening, to say the least, to see so many investors cheer the prospect of even easier US monetary policy yesterday.
Monday 16 September 2013
FIVE years ago, like every Sunday night, I was in the City A.M. newsroom, supervising the production of the newspaper.
Friday 13 September 2013
COUNT on Twitter, that most modern of communication companies, to steal the thunder of the Royal Mail, an organisation founded by Henry VIII and now aiming to reinvent itself as a privatised, modern parcel delivery firm.
Thursday 12 September 2013
IT is the fact of the day: those who work in real estate accounted for 23.05 per cent of the net jobs growth in the UK over the past year.
Wednesday 11 September 2013
EVER since the nineteenth century, the leaders of businesses quoted on the stock exchange have bemoaned investors’ supposedly fickle nature, inability to understand their firms, general competence, and more recently, their relative youth and inexp
Tuesday 10 September 2013
WITH the economy finally growing much more quickly, it is no surprise that the chancellor chose yesterday to show off about it.
Monday 09 September 2013
THERE is a simple solution to the scandal that is currently engulfing the BBC, centering around the size and scope of payoffs to former staff and the implication that public money was squandered.
Boris Johnson gets into the spirit of things and raises a glass to all those in the City
Monday 09 September 2013
TODAY we kick off the countdown to this year’s City A.M. Awards with the first of the shortlists for an event that has rapidly established itself as a highpoint in the annual calendar.

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