David Prosser: How to make bankers pick up the bill

Interestingly, however, the two men have different motivations in calling for this new tax, which would probably be levied at 0.05 per cent on all tra…

Darling: UK recovery ‘around the corner’

Alistair Darling said he was “confident” of a return to growth and a sustainable recovery, despite ongoing risks to the global economy. Ah…

The Big Question: Does the welter of new figures show the economy is heading up or down?

Author: By Sean O’Grady, Economics Editor Why are we asking this now? Because the Government is borrowing even more than anyone thought possible…

£3.1bn in deferred tax payments is a ‘time bomb’

Author: By Simon Evans But industry figures have warned that the deferrals have placed a time bomb under the UK economy that would likely explode in t…

Revealed: taxman is £22bn out of pocket

Author: By Nigel Morris, Deputy Political Editor The crisis in business and industry, on the high street and in the property market contributed to a d…

Labour vs the Conservatives: Spending cuts – the truth

SPENDING Mr Brown said in the Commons last month that total public spending will rise from £621bn this year to £672bn next, rising to £758bn in 2014. …