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The chief executive of advertising giant WPP writes exclusively for The Independent

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged to build a ‘Northern powerhouse’ in the region’s towns

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ITV staff have good reason to strike while they still can

Outlook ITV has been making impressive profits of late and more than holding its own in a tough media market. It’s just that the profits are not being shared with the people who produced them: they have been offered a pay rise of just 2 per cent. Hence the strike by the Bectu and NUJ unions. Tactically, this is a wise move; the Government is planning new union laws that are going to make this sort of action extremely difficult to pull off in future.

Business must make positive case for staying in the EU

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.

Female chiefs may be unfairly targeted but, just like the men, they're overpaid

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.

Why Thomas Piketty is wrong about capital in the 21st century

Economic View: European banks and capital markets abound in what Marx and Jefferson called 'fictitious' capital

It's still a bit too early for the Treasury to feel smug about the economy

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.

A Welcome Break and a £500 loss on the FOBT?

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.

Bob Diamond raised $325m for his African venture in 2013

It's hard to celebrate March's 'good news' after April's bad

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.

Ros Altmann knows her stuff, which bodes well for pensions

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.

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