FORGET the scaremongering that so often accompanies debate about Britain’s EU membership. Leaving the European Union could be a win-win for the UK.
AS FLAT as a pancake. Last week’s inflation figures showed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the main measure of the prices of goods and services bought by households, was the same in February as it was a year earlier.
IN THE UK today, £729bn of the nation’s savings is sitting in cash. That is half of our total financial wealth.
Simon French is senior UK economist at Panmure Gordon, says Yes
ELECTION COUNTDOWN 38 DAYS TO GO   Today the Prime Minister is going to Buckingham Palace. Parliament is dissolved and the General Election is finally underway.  
One of London’s strongest attributes has always been its ability to reinvent itself – and the success of the financial technology (or FinTech) sector shows this characteristic coming to the fore once again.
“You’re thinking of me, The same old way. You were above me, But not today.” – The Beatles, Rubber Soul, 1965
Gavin Bradley, founder of Active Working CIC and the Get Britain Standing campaign, says Yes.
MY RICHARD III has a narrow posterity, fondly remembered only by my mother and, perhaps, my old drama teacher.
For the first time since the 1960s, the main measure of UK inflation has fallen to zero. While this seemed to be a shocking fact for many economic commentators, it should not be a great surprise.
The column inches dedicated to the FTSE 100 recently reaching all-time highs are a disappointing reminder of the imbalance between the perception and reality of the UK economy.
NHS performance is at its worst since the 1990s, according to the respected think tank The King’s Fund. Treatment targets are routinely being missed. A&E waiting times are their worst for a decade.
Charles Lewington, managing director of Hanover Communications, says Yes
In all the sound and fury of the coming election, it’s important not to forget the areas where the parties agree. This includes support for much greater “localism” and devolution of power from central government – and not just to Scotland.
Economic statistics are the bane of forecasters’ lives. Cynics might say that this is because the data reveal how bad their predictions are.
Yesterday’s release of the latest government report into gender diversity on the boards of the UK’s biggest companies brought some excellent news for those businesses, the broader economy and society.
John O’Connell, director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, says Yes
BHS is one of Britain’s most recognisable retailers, but has experienced troubles in recent years, prompting Sir Philip Green to sell the company for £1 to Retail Acquisitions.
Everybody seems to agree on the need for full employment and price stability.
Infrastructure looms large in the life of every Londoner. Even though it’s probably not at the forefront of our minds as we check our emails and fill up the kettle each morning, we depend on quality, reliable infrastructure day in, day out.
The Ten Commandments were captured in fewer than 200 words. The American Declaration of Independence stretched to nearly 1,300. Magna Carta, meanwhile, ran to a tight 4,000.
Liz Bingham, managing partner for talent, UK & Ireland, at EY, says Yes
Thirty years after the first dot com website was registered, one of the most exciting developments in the internet revolution is the way technology platforms are enabling entrepreneurs of every type and size.
History is littered with human traits that were for centuries seen as the preserve of an elite but which ultimately became indispensable features of everybody’s lives. Literacy, once a privilege of priests and nobles, is now a basic skill.
You have to be careful with headlines. They are so often highly selective about the message they want to convey.
There is no single solution to London’s housing crisis. But a key element is the systematic regeneration of the huge tracts of land owned by the capital’s 32 local authorities, much of it occupied by council estates in desperate need of renewal.
Christian Schulz is senior economist at Berenberg, says Yes
This week, the City of London will host one of the UK’s major set-piece foreign affairs events.
There was a decisive shift in consumer behaviour last year, according to our latest Precious Plastic study. Published today, it charts Britons’ borrowing habits and their attitudes to debt.
Adam Memon, head of economic research at the Centre for Policy Studies, says Yes.
No New Zealander likes to be reminded of the infamous “underarm incident”. Cricketer Brian McKechnie, facing the final ball of a hard-fought series, needed six runs to clinch it for New Zealand.
Driverless cars have hit Britain’s roads.
Election campaigns are about finding and emphasising disagreements between the parties.
Danae Kyriakopoulou, an economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, says Yes
We should “choose the future” George Osborne insisted yesterday, in what may yet turn out to be his final Budget. But in truth, he spent much of his time focusing on the recent past. Employment has been buoyant and now stands at a record high.
George Osborne used the opportunity of the last Budget before the election to set out his manifesto.
The chancellor delivered an astute Budget yesterday.
Iain McCluskey, tax director at PwC, says Yes
The crisis in Greece is deepening. What a difference a few months can make. Last year the country was able to tap the capital markets borrowing for three and five years paying interest of under five per cent.
With 1.3bn users worldwide, you could be forgiven for thinking that Facebook was not in urgent need of an advertising campaign. However, for the first time in the UK, that is exactly what it has launched.
Today, the chancellor presents his last Budget before the General Election.
All eyes will be on George Osborne’s Budget today. An immense amount of media attention and serious commentary will be devoted to it. But do Budgets really matter?
WHENEVER we approach a General Election or Budget, the competition for the daftest tax policy idea is always intense. The current front-runner is probably the proposal to largely exempt houses from Inheritance Tax.
Charles Lewington, managing director of Hanover Communications, says Yes
When it comes to the furore over directors’ pay deals, it is often hard to determine whether a board has acted correctly or not in agreeing a remuneration package.
We know a lot about tomorrow’s Budget from George Osborne’s TV appearances over the weekend. He will announce “a Budget for the long term” that will “raise living standards”.
It's a well-known saying that “turkeys don’t vote for Christmas”.
This week, thousands will gather in Westminster for the Homes for Britain rally.
Timothy Ash, head of emerging market research (excluding Africa) at Standard Bank, says Yes