There is a growing chorus of voices arguing that negative interest rates have been harmful to those countries that have tried them.
While a painful drop in output is expected, the ultimate length and depth of the recession depends on the decisions taken by politicians.
Britain's central bank estimates that the economy could shrink by 14% in 2020.
The government’s new loan scheme is intended to plug a gap left by venture capital investors.
Housing market activity is now grinding to a halt as a result of the measures implemented to control the spread of the virus.
The UK economy is more resilient than many other comparable economies.
Any attempt to reduce spending post-crisis must be equally shared among generations, says the Social Market Foundation.
The regulator says that investors who have been scammed lose an average of 22 years’ pensions savings, equivalent to three times their annual earnings.
Pensioners will get a 3.9% increase from today.