Ben Chu is The Independent's Economics Editor. Previously he was the newspaper's chief leader writer.
05 December 2014 06:48 PM
Exclusive: Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts the UK falling short of Chancellor’s goals
04 December 2014 07:27 PM
Economies are sustained by spending
04 December 2014 07:00 PM
It was the year of the asteroid and the jewel, writes Ben Chu
03 December 2014 10:45 PM
Wages in cash terms have been rising only very slowly in recent years
Autumn Statement: Households to take on more debt than before financial crisis, says Osborne's forecaster
03 December 2014 08:21 PM
British households are set to become even more indebted than they were on the eve of the global financial crisis, according to the latest forecasts from the Government’s official forecaster.
03 December 2014 04:24 PM
What is the big economic picture from the Autumn Statement?
02 December 2014 10:15 PM
The Government’s Funding for Lending scheme, designed to help small businesses access bank credit, is to be extended for a further year, the Bank of England and the Treasury has said.
01 December 2014 04:43 PM
How has the British economy performed since George Osborne became Chancellor in 2010? How about the public finances?
01 December 2014 12:56 PM
The number of approved loans for house purchases dipped to 59,426 in October
28 November 2014 02:16 AM
The oil price slumped to its lowest level in more than four years yesterday after Saudi Arabia defeated attempts by some members of Opec to enforce a cut in the cartel’s production.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
Half of Ukip voters say they are prejudiced against people of other races
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East
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