Kate Andrews

A pretty pass

8 January 2022 9:00 am

The case for vaccine passports has collapsed

Five lockdown questions the cabinet must ask

21 December 2021 12:15 am

The cabinet will meet this afternoon, with more restrictions and even a new lockdown on the agenda. But have ministers…

Has Boris made you better off?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Despite the political misery for Boris Johnson as he ends the year, he has a big hope: that salaries will…

Can the Bank of England get a grip on soaring inflation?

15 December 2021 9:18 pm

Yet again, inflation has surged past expectations – this time hitting 5.1 per cent in November, a ten-year high, up…

'Get boosted now': Boris Johnson's third jab plan

13 December 2021 7:50 am

‘Get boosted now’ is the government’s new slogan. In tonight’s address to the nation, Boris Johnson announced that he was…

The economy was stagnant even before Plan B

10 December 2021 10:20 pm

The economy is tantalisingly close to returning to pre-pandemic levels, now just 0.5 per cent off recovery. But this last…

Will the public take Plan B seriously?

9 December 2021 12:35 am

After holding strong for two weeks, fears over the Omicron variant look set to change the government’s course on Covid…

Hospital pass: The NHS is on life support

4 December 2021 9:00 am

The NHS is on life support

Inflation rises again. The BoE has questions to answer

18 November 2021 6:25 am

Inflation is back, and while some people continue to cling to the idea that its resurgence is a temporary phenomenon, today’s…

Eighteen months of inflation is not 'transitory'

13 November 2021 11:25 am

The big central banks have been insisting for months now that the rise in inflation is temporary, and will fade…

Fact check: are the NHS chief's Covid claims correct?

9 November 2021 2:08 am

The seven-day rolling average suggests Covid cases peaked around 23 October and have been in decline for almost two weeks. Despite…

The burden of being a Newcastle United fan

30 October 2021 9:00 am

The second thing I learned about football, after moving to London, is that you can never, ever switch your allegiance.…

Six things we learnt from the Budget

28 October 2021 3:21 am

Another big fiscal event for Rishi Sunak today, as he delivered his Budget and the details of a three-year spending…

Responsible Rishi's Budget balancing act

27 October 2021 4:00 am

Rishi Sunak has released photos of his Budget prep, as he prepares to stand up in the House of Commons…

Rishi's Budget wriggle room

23 October 2021 7:20 am

Whisper it, but Rishi Sunak looks to be heading into the Budget next week with the public finances in a…

Is Britain's economic recovery still on track?

14 October 2021 3:05 am

Compared with July, August’s GDP boost looks much healthier — but that’s not saying much. Originally thought to have stagnated…

A global corporation tax is a terrible mistake

10 October 2021 8:57 am

International cooperation is alive and well – at least when it comes to raising taxes. One hundred and thirty six…

Sunak faces the free-marketeers

6 October 2021 7:47 am

Rishi Sunak didn’t give too much away tonight when he spoke at the ThinkTent Conservative Party Conference. The Chancellor is…

Running on empty: the government is out of fuel – and ideas

2 October 2021 9:00 am

The government has no ideas and no direction

The flaw in Labour's economic attacks

28 September 2021 12:05 am

Labour avidly disagrees with the Tories’ plan to fill budget gaps by hiking National Insurance. So what would they do…

China and the WHO are given an easy ride in the Covid blame game

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Are you ready to relive 2020? That’s what Adam Tooze is offering as he tells the story of Covid-19 through…

Tories scrap mandatory vaccine passports

13 September 2021 8:56 am

On BBC One’s Andrew Marr show Sajid Javid confirmed that plans for domestic vaccine passports in England were on the…

Covid pingdemic takes its toll on Britain's economic bounce-back

11 September 2021 1:41 am

The arrival of ‘freedom day’ on 19 July enabled people to return to concerts, festivals, and ditch social distancing, but…

The government’s social care reform plans don’t add up

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The government’s social care reform plans are all wrong

Boris could pay a big price for his flawed social care shake-up

3 September 2021 10:42 pm

Boris Johnson pledged to ‘fix the crisis in social care’ over two years ago. Next week, the Prime Minister is…