Economy

How Brexit hit the pound in your pocket

Image copyright Getty Images The value of the pound has changed a lot over the past three years – making us all a little poorer. Back in December 2015, £1 would buy you about €1.40….


Tax-free childcare helps just a fifth of families

Image copyright Getty Images Just 91,000 families made use of the new Tax-Free Childcare system in December, according to new government data, That is far below the expected number. Official figures, analysed by the BBC,…


US-China trade talks break up without deal

Image copyright Getty Images Trade talks between the US and China have broken up without a deal, with the US warning that “very difficult issues” remain unresolved. The talks in China this week were aimed…



Property repossessions ‘lowest since 1980’

Image copyright Getty Images The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell to its lowest level since 1980 last year, industry figures show. There were 4,580 homes repossessed by mortgage lenders from owners who…


German economy narrowly avoids recession

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Confusion over new emission standards has hit the country’s car industry Germany’s economy just about avoided falling into recession during the final three months of last year. Europe’s largest…


Brexit ‘monster’ urges Dutch to prepare

Image copyright Stef blok Image caption Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (L) poses with an invasive Brexit monster The Dutch government sees Brexit not as the elephant in the room but as a giant Muppet-style…