Liz Truss Day 9: Bankers’ Bonuses

September 17, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: finance, politics.


Just over a week since she was anointed as the political leader of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss’ chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng has dropped the mother of all bombshells on the British public. Not much has really happened in the political sphere since the announcement of a windfall for the energy companies on her first full • Read More »

Liz Truss Day 1

September 7, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | 1 Comment | Filed in: politics.

In her first full day as UK Prime Minister, newly-anointed Liz Truss made her position very clear: Excessive profit is totally acceptable. The energy companies, and indeed now all companies, have been given the green light to sit on every penny they’ve made from unexpectedly high profits. She also added, in her time during Prime • Read More »

Investing in Shares is a Discount on the Services You Use

September 3, 2022 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Piggy Bank

Only the other day I said that we should all be shareholders. I say that partly because successive governments after Margaret Thatcher’s initial privatisation have promised that everyone can be a shareholder. The reality is that they are not. Depending on which figures you look at, only between 22% and 33% of Brits are direct • Read More »