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Even economists cheer up as Britain set for Spring splurge

The dismal science keeps proving too pessimistic about our prospects

UK

UK jumps from gloom to optimism in a month as vaccine rolled out

EXCLUSIVE POLL: The Conservatives have taken a seven-point lead over Labour as more think things will improve over the coming year

Business

Why Lloyds should buy rental property giant Grainger

Comment: Grainger is a great business doing what Lloyds wants to do, and it’s cheap

UK

Budget EXCLUSIVE: Sunak to increase contactless payment limit to £100

The move, set to be announced in the Budget, is only possible because of Britain’s exit from the EU, which sets the cap for member states

Insider

Andy Haldane: ‘Pessimism is as contagious as the virus itself’

As Rishi Sunak prepares to unveil his Budget, the Bank of England’s top economist on V shaped recoveries, why we must be optimistic about the future and why those who can must spend, spend, spend

Business

Boom boom Britain, why the economy is poised to bounce back

Comment: Reasons to be cheerful about the UK economy

Politics

New Covid testing surge will help us reopen, pledges Dominic Raab

Instant tests plan to crush outbreaks ‘like ton of bricks’ after lockdown

Business

Economy ‘poised like coiled spring to bounce back after lockdown’

The savings “nest-egg” could be over £250 billion by July, Andy Haldane says

Comment

My friendly advice to the shadow chancellor: step up or step away

Anneliese Dodds has failed to adequately criticise the Government's economic handling of the pandemic

Politics

Row over whether Government Covid policy is ‘skewed’ in favour of men

MPs: 'Government policies have repeatedly skewed towards men'

Culture

The arts crisis is deepening — here’s how it could be stopped

A punchy new report says that the arts are crucial to London’s recovery — but they’re on the brink. Robert Dex talks to culture leaders about what they need to survive