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Hamish McRae

Hamish McRae is an award-winning business and economics journalist. He writes a weekly column for i.

Article thumbnail: SWANSEA, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 27: A ??5 note is displayed in a machine in a amusement arcade, on October 21, 2023 in Swansea, Wales. In the last 12 months the UK has faced a cost of living crisis, as inflation hit a near-30-year high, the war in Ukraine put pressure on food prices and rising energy bills squeezed household incomes still further. More recently the UK housing market has been under increased pressure as interest rates have risen and house prices look set to fall further. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Who would want to be a central banker?

The fall in inflation poses two huge questions for the entire developed world

Why it will be easier to get on the housing ladder in 2024

The ticket office U-turn is yet more proof technology isn't always the answer

Article thumbnail: Canary Wharf as seen in epic cloudy panoramic view, Maritime Museum, Old Royal Naval College and London Skyline from Greenwich Park during the day in London England. Canary Wharf is a secondary central financial and business district CBD of London, with many banks located there, skyscraper and many under construction with modern architecture high with glass facade buildings. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jeremy Hunt can't promise much in his Autumn Statement - but three moves may save him yet

Buy now pay later schemes are not the problem - it's irresponsible spending