Chris Giles

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 Amazon has thrived during the lockdown, delivering goods to consumers across the world. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Online retailers in the UK face the threat of a new sales tax as the government seeks ways to prop up high street shops, Downing Street confirmed on M(...)

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The Bank of England has forecast the UK economy will contract by a historic 30 per cent in the first half of year but has decided not to launch new st(...)

The latest official data  suggests that growth in the second quarter will tumble from the first quarter rate of 0.5 per cent close to zero. A recession is defined as two negative quarters

Britain is facing the highest risk of a damaging recession in 12 years and is ill-prepared to cope, the Resolution Foundation said on Sunday. UK rece(...)

The proposed UK tax applies a 2 per cent levy on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces serving UK customers.

The UK vowed to press ahead with its plans for a special tax on large technology companies on Thursday, hours after the US threatened to impose trade (...)

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s current chief, Mark Carney

UK chancellor Philip Hammond has fired the starting pistol on the government’s search for a new Bank of England governor to replace the central bank’s(...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

 The Treasury denied on Tuesday it had approached Mark Carney to remain as Bank of England governor for an additional year

The Treasury denied on Tuesday it had approached Mark Carney to remain as Bank of England governor for an additional year until summer 2020 to delay a(...)

Tory leader-in-waiting Jacob Rees-Mogg’s attacks on the civil service reveal what Brexit is all about. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Both sides of the Brexit debate are united on one thing: they have no idea what is going on. Everyone is suspicious that the vacuum at the heart of th(...)

Jockey Noel Fehily will ride  Zarkandar in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Noel Fehily has confirmed that his Ladbrokes World Hurdle ride will be Zarkandar rather than the horse he has won a Champion Hurdle on, Rock On Ruby.F(...)

Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose work has fueled fierce debates about inequality. Photograph: Ed Alcock/The New York Times

In the wake of my most recent musings on inequality, some of my critics, for once, were happy to identify themselves. One or two even wrote letters to(...)

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