Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
06 February 2015 01:18 AM
Two years ago George Osborne introduced a dramatic intervention in the housing market, but even the Treasury was sceptical
05 February 2015 08:13 PM
Exclusive: Treasury advice suggested the majority of the purchases made through the scheme 'would likely have happened anyway over time'
04 February 2015 08:33 PM
Report reveals half of wealthiest managers gave money as Archbishop of Canterbury warns about wealth and 'misuse of power'
04 February 2015 07:32 PM
Coalition is planning a crunch worth 3.5 per cent of GDP between 2015 and 2019
02 February 2015 11:24 PM
Boots boss Stefano Pessina wanted to sound a warning about Labour. But instead a light was shone on his firm’s tax affairs
31 January 2015 12:42 AM
Fresh eurozone turmoil as Athens sticks to hard line and prices fall at joint-record rate
29 January 2015 12:58 AM
They took the name from the old dock. Canary Wharf was where produce from the Canary Islands was unloaded by stevedores in the Victorian era. But by the late 1970s it was a ghost town, prompting Margaret Thatcher’s environment secretary, Michael Heseltine, to establish the London Docklands Development Corporation in 1981.
28 January 2015 01:32 AM
Growth has fallen short of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s 2014 estimate made only two months ago, official figures showed yesterday.
26 January 2015 11:13 PM
The pain of a Grexit would be relatively short-lived, some think
26 January 2015 12:35 PM
The party has formed a coalition government since winning Sunday's election
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
Indonesia executions live: 'Hysterical' families heard prisoners being shot dead by firing squad
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
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