Our incompetent leaders played down coronavirus to protect the economy

The catastrophe facing the UK is a direct result of our government’s obsession with libertarian issues.…

Covid job losses lead MPs to call for trials of universal basic income

Large cross-party group urges government to allow councils to run pilot schemes Coronavirus – latest updates…

Plant inspectors and rising prices: UK garden industry set for Brexit shock

Nurseries say doubling up of regulations will mean a rise in costs and EU suppliers going…

The world's banks must start to value nature and stop paying for its destruction

As a new report spells out how financial institutions contribute to biodiversity loss, the clamour is…

'It would pay for one worker': tier 2 businesses on latest Covid funding

Hospitality and leisure bosses welcome grants but remain wary of uncertain future Coronavirus – latest updates…

Rishi Sunak to unveil fourth Covid support package for ailing firms

Chancellor to meet employers groups and unions amid pressure from lockdown-hit areas Coronavirus – latest updates…

The Bank must not fear radical action. Britain needs negative interest rates

The signs are of relapse, not recovery, when it comes to the pandemic. Central banks must…

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's Cop26: ask if GDP growth is sustainable | Editorial

The government needs an environmental sense of purpose that specifies the appropriate ends for economic activitySaving…

IMF and World Bank must act fast after Covid caught policymakers napping

Tide went out for global economy in 2020 and just about everybody was caught skinny-dippingWarren Buffett…

UK economic recovery slowed to 2.1% in August – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news after UK growth figures were released for…