Neil Collins

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Friday, 10 July 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: Sunak feeds our addiction to rising house prices

Oh no, not another bung to the housing market. At least our dynamic young Chancellor left extending Help to Buy …

By Neil Collins

Friday, 3 July 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: How to make our lives worse

The Committee on Climate Change would like to make our lives a little more miserable. Its latest proposal is to outlaw sales …

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Friday, 26 June 2020

Neil Collins Notebook - Dear Landlord: can pay, won't pay

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, as Samuel Johnson observed, it concentrates his mind …

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Friday, 19 June 2020

EY faces an existential threat

Once upon a time, there were six firms of accountants in the premier league. Then two of them proposed to …

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Friday, 12 June 2020

Unilever finally sees the light

For all its yearnings to be considered woke, caring and modern, the Unilever board can be a pretty cloth-eared crew. …

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Friday, 5 June 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: Cruise control

Do you fancy a sea cruise? Too much to eat and drink, and bragging rights to the neighbours about all …

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Friday, 29 May 2020

Neil Collins' Notebook - Dear Mr Happy: please don't come back

You will be glad to hear that George Osborne has never been happier. We know this because he granted a …

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Friday, 22 May 2020

Neil Collins' Notebook - I'll pay you to take my money

It finally happened this week. After accepting ever-shrinking returns on lending to the UK government, investors finally capitulated and agreed …

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Friday, 15 May 2020

Neil Collins’ Notebook – Shock coming to the great British property obsession

A proper property bear market The British are obsessed with property. From the single buy-to-let, to property funds, to real …

By Neil Collins