Kate Andrews

Putin’s billions: have sanctions backfired?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Is the Kremlin winning the sanctions war?

The Tories are picking inflation winners and losers

22 June 2022 9:00 pm

Inflation rose to 9.1 per cent on the year in May, taking the UK’s consumer price index to a 40-year-high.…

Is Britain getting back to work?

14 June 2022 7:55 pm

The economic lesson of the week is that headlines are often deceiving. Yesterday’s GDP update for the month of April…

Boris can’t wish the tax burden away

8 June 2022 10:50 pm

After an uncomfortably close confidence vote for the Prime Minister on Monday, Boris Johnson’s premiership still hobbles along. But for…

‘Famine is part of Russia’s strategy’: Zelensky’s economic adviser on Putin’s tactics

4 June 2022 9:00 am

President Zelensky’s economic adviser on the reality of Putin’s tactics

What the Sue Gray report tells us about the ‘party elite’

25 May 2022 11:17 pm

Britain’s ‘party elite’ – perhaps better-termed ‘Covid elite’ – were hiding in plain sight throughout the pandemic. Even before the…

Mervyn King: Needless money-printing fuelled inflation

18 May 2022 11:00 pm

Some £500 billion was printed by the Bank of England during the pandemic – a staggering sum that caused very…

Unemployment is low – so why aren’t wages improving?

18 May 2022 12:21 am

For the first time ever, the number of UK job vacancies – now almost 1.3 million – has overtaken the…

Andrew Bailey's inflation excuses have been exposed

17 May 2022 2:53 am

This afternoon the Bank of England’s governor Andrew Bailey appeared, as he has done many times before, in front of…

The perils of 'Bidenflation'

11 May 2022 11:37 pm

Has inflation peaked in the United States? Today’s update from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the annual rate of…

Are we heading towards a recession?

5 May 2022 10:43 pm

The US Federal Reserve yesterday announced its biggest interest rate rise in 22 years. Today, the Bank of England follows…

New York has become the city that never eats

2 May 2022 4:00 pm

Is there anything more extraordinary than dining in New York City? Whetheryou’re sitting down for the Michelin star experience of…

Has Carole the tarantula cured my arachnophobia?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

I’ve been an arachnophobe my whole life. I can’t remember a time when videos of spiders, or even photos or…

Is this the end of borrow and spend?

30 March 2022 2:00 am

Since the spring statement last week, Rishi Sunak has been dealing with complaints from all sides: the right have been…

Why Boris can't blame rising energy prices on Ukraine

19 March 2022 9:00 am

What is really to blame for the cost of living crisis?

Rishi Sunak’s energy bill dilemma

11 March 2022 11:40 pm

This morning’s revelation that the UK economy grew 0.8 per cent in January, the fastest growth since April last year, is…

Will Russia’s economy collapse?

5 March 2022 12:51 am

How quickly can a G20 economy collapse? That question has come to the fore this week, as the world has…

Paralysing Russia's central bank could cripple Putin's plans

28 February 2022 1:28 am

Pushing Russia out of Swift, the international bank transfer system, has long been spoken of as one of the most…

Is Britain prepared for the cost of sanctions?

26 February 2022 12:40 am

Sanctions hit both sides: this is a point that Joe Biden has made to Americans and Olaf Scholz is making…

Germany's canning of Nord Stream 2 will hit Putin hard

22 February 2022 11:22 pm

Vladimir Putin’s threats towards Ukraine have, in part, been an operation in stoking divisions throughout the West. As James Forsyth…

Revealed: how the NHS waiting list will hit 9.2 million

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Who really controls the NHS?

The cost of living crisis has arrived

4 February 2022 12:30 am

In recent weeks alleged lockdown parties and suitcases full of wine have been the biggest threat to Boris Johnson’s premiership.…

Sunak and Johnson's differences have been exposed

31 January 2022 12:02 am

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak’s plan to press on with the new health and social care levy is not a…

Can Boris Johnson now afford to scrap the National Insurance rise?

27 January 2022 3:00 am

After promising not to raise National Insurance in the 2019 manifesto, the Tories are preparing to do just that in…

Britain’s cost of living crisis worsens

20 January 2022 3:24 am

If Boris Johnson manages to cling on to his job, he’ll have much more than the parties of lockdowns past…