Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
20 March 2014 08:57 PM
We don’t mind if people near retirement blow savings on fast cars, says policy reformer – as IFS warns there will be losers
19 March 2014 10:53 PM
Three months ago George Osborne's watchdog had to move at the speed of a whippet. Robert Chote's team at the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) was compelled to make some chunky revisions to its economic forecasts of nine months earlier. Like the rest of the forecasting community, the OBR did not see last year's sharp recovery coming. This time around, though, the OBR has not needed to be so radical.
19 March 2014 12:00 AM
Personnel overhaul sees two new deputies installed, including the IMF's 'Manouche'
18 March 2014 12:57 AM
Despite the economic recovery the Chancellor still has little fiscal room for manoeuvre
14 March 2014 12:00 AM
The price of downloading films from the internet will now be taken into account by the Office for National Statistics when it calculates the monthly rate of inflation.
12 March 2014 12:00 AM
Bank fights back as Mark Carney plans new deputy governor role
11 March 2014 01:16 AM
10 March 2014 07:31 PM
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10 March 2014 04:44 PM
George Osborne’s austerity policies have helped to push average private sector pay above public sector pay, official research has showed.
07 March 2014 02:19 PM
Chinese investors were given a wake-up call today as the country witnessed its first onshore corporate bond default in recent history.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
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