James Moore is Deputy Business Editor at The Independent.
15 May 2015 01:25 AM
Outlook Nursing big losses from a late surge in bets on the Tories, bookmakers did at least prove once again that they know more about elections than the opinion pollsters. When it comes to the European Union, however, there is more of a consensus between the two. Pollsters currently suggest that only a minority of voters favour a “Brexit”; bookies put the chances of them being wrong about that at only about 30 per cent. That’s a bet Panmure Gordon’s Simon French wants to lay, because he rates the chance of it happening at no more than 10 per cent.
15 May 2015 01:24 AM
Outlook Is the fuss over Katherine Garrett-Cox – the way in which she has been running Alliance Trust, and her pay – yet another example of sexism in the City, as she has claimed? Before you start screaming “hell, no” or “hell, yes”, depending on your preference, step back a second. It is actually possible to have a foot in both camps and still be right.
14 May 2015 12:38 AM
Outlook Reasons to be cheerful: wages are still rising at a faster rate than inflation. After several years during which they were largely falling in real terms, they are now clawing back some of the lost ground. Unemployment is falling too, and tight labour markets make for higher wages.
14 May 2015 12:36 AM
Outlook Did you think that his views on the BBC would be the only controversy that the new Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, would be engaged in, less than a week after his surprise appointment? Au contraire.
14 May 2015 12:36 AM
13 May 2015 01:05 AM
Outlook Some apparently good news for the new team at the Treasury from the industrial sector, which turned in a much better performance than expected in March, according to official data.
13 May 2015 01:04 AM
Outlook Ros Altmann is perhaps the most refreshing of all the new ministerial appointments. She’s been made a Tory peer to facilitate her replacing Steve Webb, the Liberal Democrat who had served as a reforming, and rather effective, pensions minister until he got caught up in the rout of his party. It didn’t hurt that he managed to get rid of the revolving door that had been installed outside the pension minister’s office.
13 May 2015 01:03 AM
12 May 2015 02:03 AM
Outlook: A large number of staff in the North-west of England are about to discover the downside of working in the flexible economy
08 May 2015 08:33 PM
Law firm Hogan Lovells said a so-called Brexit would have huge implications for business in a wide range of sectors
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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