Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
Government hails latest GDP figures, but there is still room for scepticism over this 'glorious recovery'
26 July 2014 07:02 AM
George Osborne’s Liberal Democrat deputy, Danny Alexander, proclaimed that Britain is now in the 'fast lane'
25 July 2014 12:59 AM
The growth outlook for the UK economy has once again been upgraded significantly by the International Monetary Fund.
24 July 2014 07:56 PM
Old wine in new bottles can leave a bitter taste. And so it is with tax. Margaret Thatcher abolished the ancient system of property rates because she disliked the idea of a progressive tax in which those who lived in big homes paid more than people in more modest dwellings. Her answer was the flat-rate community charge, where a banker paid exactly the same amount of local tax as a street sweeper.
23 July 2014 12:51 AM
Paul Fisher has left the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee after five years. He tells Ben Chu what Threadneedle Street got right and why the Bank behaved properly over forex
21 July 2014 05:15 PM
Investigation into allegations London bankers rigged key benchmarks for profit
11 July 2014 01:19 AM
Oil production forecasts for 2017-18 have been revised down on last year by 11% to 29.2 million tonnes
10 July 2014 04:03 PM
Trade deficit jumped to £9.2bn in May from £8.9bn in April in new blow to George Osborne
10 July 2014 12:44 AM
Fresh evidence that the housing market is cooling comes today from the latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
08 July 2014 02:30 PM
Manufacturers registered a surprise slump in output in May
04 July 2014 12:00 AM
The Dow Jones Industrial Average burst through 17,000 for the first time yesterday following a report showing the American economy added 288,000 more jobs in June.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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