With an election ahead and finances stretched to capacity, the prime minister has a difficult balancing act to strike.
Redesigning the UK’s windfall tax on energy companies could help it to bring in more money for public spending.
Our panel of academics responds to the UK government’s latest economic plans.
The OBR’s official inflation forecasts include economists’ expectations, but what about yours?
At every midterm election since 2006, the non-presidential party has easily won control of the House. It will be difficult for Democrats to defy this history.
Even allowing for falls in asset values and some tax dodging, a modest tax on the wealthiest could pay off the government’s ballooning debt.
A political economist explains the background to Labour and the Conservatives’ new commitment to spending and borrowing.
A few billion is not a massive amount compared to the government’s total budget for the year. But it could significantly help school and police budgets.
From the economy to education, experts from a range of areas impacted by the budget share their reactions.
Are the Conservatives admitting that austerity hasn’t worked?
Austerity policies cut Britain’s brief recovery from the financial short and brought recession, stagnation and growing poverty.
The UK media failed to challenge the government narrative of austerity despite its failure to revive the economy.
Britain’s finance minister delivers his first Spring Statement hot on the heels of some rather good economic news.
New statistics show the UK has half a trillion pounds less in its account than previously thought.
A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
The UK government’s U-turn on a national insurance increase for self-employed people exposes the flaws in its approach to building a stronger and more inclusive economy.
Changes to the national insurance tax for self-employed people was one of the most controversial parts of the 2017 spring budget.
Philip Hammond delivers his last Spring Budget on the state of the UK economy. Our panel of experts dissect what it says.
Bottling up concerns over the price of imports.
There’s a lot of talk about a Brexit ‘divorce bill’ costing the UK tens of billions – we got two academics to check the facts.