It was going pretty well until 2017 began.
With the UK government in disarray, the type of Brexit that Britain faces is again open to question.
Markets hate uncertainty and the economic data reflects the turbulent nature of British politics.
It was Winston Churchill who led the charge for the UK's first living wage. But you'd never have guessed the Conservative Party would adopt the policy with such gusto in the 21st century.
Migration from Eastern Europe spurred support for Brexit. But now migration is falling and the economy will suffer.
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
Dealing with the UK's chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
It's likely that a future UK-EU trade deal will be subject to approval by all EU member states and their sub-national parliaments.
Crucially, they differ in how they are calculated and the ages of workers that they apply to.
What the Labour Party manifesto says about tax and spending – and whether or not it is viable.
If the UK fails to maintain its global outlook, it could lose business to a globalist France.
The high cost of imports and borrowing, as well as market volatility mean manufacturers aren't in for an easy ride.
The pensions 'triple lock' explained.
Theresa May has read the economic runes – and called an election while she still confidently can.
The cultivation of language experts in post-Brexit Britain is essential if it wants to connect with fresh markets overseas.
Next the negotiations begin, and Britain has two years to negotiate a trade deal with the EU if it wants to avoid the WTO cliff edge.
The UK inflation rate has leapt to 2.3% – here's why the government is secretly happy about it.
A TV series that gives families on benefits a lump sum of £26,000 shows how starting your own business can transform your life.
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.