We went to Birmingham to find out what people think of their local high street
Don’t go! It’s not you, it’s economics.
In 2016 we asked the UK public if they felt ‘politicians and the media talk about economics in an accessible way’.
Only 12% answered yes.
We think the subject should be clear, real and diverse. So we started the campaign for understandable economics.
LatestMaking sense of what just happened
Consumer group Which? has released a report on who gets social care for free in the UK and why.
The problem is, economies are unpredictable. Which means big bills like this are too.
Real people talking about real economics
"Brexit? What's Brexit? It doesn't mean anything to me because I've never been in politics, or understood it."
LearnOur bite-size guide to the economy around you
'Economics' is everywhere. Explore learn
What do your choices have to do with 'the economy'? Explore You
How does the 'mini-economy' of your home work? Explore Your Home
What jobs are there, who gets to do them, and why? Explore Your Livelihood
Where do you work, and why does it matter? Explore Your Workplace
What exactly is money, and why is it such a big deal? Explore Your Money
How do things like class and culture affect all this? Explore Your Society
How does what politicians do affect the economy? Explore Your Government
Is 'the economy' the whole world? Explore Your World
What are our economies really working towards? Explore Your Future
What could the future of economics mean to you? Explore Your Economics
MoreEconomics in unexpected places
For Joe Bloom, a developing anxiety order saw his spending spiral out of control. It’s a cycle that’s hard to break, he says
“Nothing really surprises me anymore.”
We look at the banking system that let it happen, and whether anything's changed since then
our monthly look at the strange places we find economics
"Everyone has a view on religion. We want to inform the debate, rather than inflame it."