Filling in on economic news and comment at The Independent

Phil was honoured to be asked to help with writing news stories and comment pieces for The Independent while it recruited an economics editor.

Working on a part-time basis he wrote several stories on the UK, US and eurozone economies as well as specific areas such as the housing market, social patterns and the coronavirus.

He also wrote a weekly column for the website’s Voices section on a range os issues including a number that put behind its Premium paywall. these included a piece on social inequality seen through the lens of the film Parasite, the negative potential of the government’s migration proposals, and the current housing crisis seen over his 20 years of reporting on the issue.