The West must show Putin its collective strength

The war in Ukraine is not the one Vladimir Putin planned. He has badly over-reached and is now suffering the consequences. But this is not the time for complacency. Russia is not retreating, but regrouping. Putin has changed his tactics,... Read more

The Great Home Transformation, review: Channel 4’s flatpack home makeover show falls flat

The Great Home Transformation, Channel 4’s latest addition to the sprawling home-makeover genre, strips away the glossy over-production and nightmarish VR of its main competitor, BBC Two’s Your Home Made Perfect, gambling instead on charismatic hosts and savvy design to... Read more

Raised By Wolves, season 2 review: this is old-school science fiction, and all the better for it

Before Star Wars dumbed down science fiction to a puerile tale of good, evil and adorable puppets, the genre was a font of wondrous and bonkers myth-making. That tradition has been grippingly revived by the barking mad Raised By Wolves... Read more

National Insurance tax rise won’t clear NHS backlog, warn health chiefs

Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, also supported the rise, saying it would be “morally wrong” to let “our children pay for our healthcare and our adult social care”. Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Mr Javid argued that funding health and social... Read more

EU spends 35 times more on Russian energy than weapons for Ukraine

The nationalist leader, who has backed previous EU sanctions against Russia, said he had invited Putin to Budapest for ceasefire talks with the president of Ukraine.  He said Volodymyr Zelensky, who has criticised the Hungarian prime minister for being soft... Read more

Furious families to protest over visa delays for Ukrainian refugees

Michael Gove, the Communities Secretary, who launched the Homes For Ukraine scheme, is said to be seething. Asked whether the Home Office was not fit for purpose, a source said: “On this, yes. It is quite clear that is the... Read more

Boris Johnson’s energy plan backs big increases in nuclear, wind and solar power

Mr Johnson said: “We’re setting out bold plans to scale up and accelerate affordable, clean and secure energy made in Britain, for Britain – from new nuclear to offshore wind – in the decade ahead. “This will reduce our dependence... Read more

Don’t believe the experts: Brexit has had far less impact on trade than you think

I would add that at least some of the weakness in both imports and exports, even that part which is due to Brexit, should be temporary. Businesses are still adjusting to the new rules and systems. There are still plenty... Read more

EU finance chief compares access to the City with dependence on Russian gas

The EU’s finance commissioner chief has sparked fury by comparing the bloc’s reliance on the City of London to its dependence on Russian oil and gas. Clearing houses act as middlemen in derivatives trades between banks and have become a... Read more

The ultra-Remainers are mobilising to prepare the ground for rejoining the EU

The Brexit battle seems long over. The titanic debates after the referendum, in which both Remainers and Brexiteers played to sweep the board, seemingly ended with near-total victory for the advocates of a real Brexit. With a supreme effort, Britain... Read more

The Tories have made a costly error on NHS spending

The National Insurance rise, which came into effect today, is a breach of a Conservative manifesto promise, is piling fresh misery onto households that are already under financial stress, and is another unwelcome burden for businesses struggling with cost increases.... Read more

Nuclear power and wind farms: What is in the Government’s green energy strategy?

The Government plans to move £160 of annual levies on to gas bills to encourage homeowners to choose greener methods of heating their home and help end the UK’s reliance on gas. It has committed to moving the environmental and... Read more

Watch: Lone Ukrainian tank takes on Russian armoured vehicle convoy – and sends them fleeing

The priority for the commander is to select a location that cannot easily be seen from the road and also offers a degree of cover from Russian guns. There is no time to seek cover from overhead attack – the... Read more

Rishi Sunak’s popularity plummets as he is now more disliked than Sir Keir Starmer

A separate poll of 2,000 voters by Kekst CNC found that for the first time since April 2020, voters now care more about the state of the economy than the coronavirus pandemic. Respondents were asked whether the Government should prioritise... Read more

Rishi Sunak’s millionaire wife is ‘non-domicile for tax purposes’

Non-dom status has previously caused controversy in British public life, most notably when the billionaire Tory donor Lord Ashcroft revealed he held the designation in 2010. A spokeswoman said: “Akshata Murthy is a citizen of India, the country of her... Read more

How to beat inflation in the UK and make your pension pot last longer

Millions of pensioners will feel the squeeze as bills rise sharply and the cost of living rockets, but they should not turn to their pension to increase their income.  Rising inflation can wipe years of retirement income off pension pots... Read more

How to pay less tax on your pension and fight rising annuity rates in 2022

Longer life expectancy, higher costs of living, and the collapse in annuity rates mean careful planning is needed to make even substantial pension pots last. A single pensioner needs on average £10,900 a year to live a “minimum level” lifestyle... Read more

Questor: this hotels group is well placed to capitalise on a global Covid-19 recovery

Separately, its offering is likely to remain appealing in an era when lower industry profits may naturally prompt reduced investment. For example, it undertook a major review of its core Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza brands in 2021 that resulted... Read more

National Insurance rise will stop homeowners getting a mortgage

Tax rises that kick in today will reduce what homeowners can borrow and potentially send house prices downwards, experts have warned. The increase in National Insurance contributions will change how lenders run “mortgage affordability assessments”, a leading banker has warned.... Read more

Flood of divorces expected today as ‘no fault’ separation rules take effect

New “no fault” divorce rules designed to end the blame game between separating couples will fail to prevent costly court cases and large legal bills, experts have warned.  From today, reforms to family law will allow couples to split without... Read more

Share your old-fashioned tips for beating the cost of living crisis

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Single high-fliers bear brunt of National Insurance tax raid

Workers will also be exposed to higher rates of income tax. As tax thresholds have been frozen, despite rapid inflation, this will disproportionately hit their take-home pay. Wages are forecast to rise by 5.2pc this year. After tax, a couple... Read more

The pay rises you need to beat inflation

The typical worker in Britain will need pay rises worth more than £2,000 within the next two years – just to be able to afford what they can today, Telegraph analysis of Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts has found. Use... Read more

Why it’s still cheaper to run an electric car – despite rising electricity prices

It won’t be news to anyone that energy prices are rising in 2022. Gas and electricity bills are set to go up by an average of some £700 for many households in the UK, in addition to tax hikes and... Read more

Can Peloton’s new AI transform my midlife body?

As I finish, a human avatar appears on screen, with the muscle groups I have just worked shaded dark blue. The more strength workouts – which range from 10 to 45 minutes – you do, the more adept the device... Read more