On this week’s cover we’ve got Boris Johnson as the Fat Controller of Britain’s railways – and HS2 in particular – as the always-in-doubt high-speed link to Leeds gets binned and replaced with empty promises of “levelling up” rail in the north. Simon Wilson looks at the controversial project and asks if cancelling a big chunk of it is a mistake and if the government will end up doing a U-turn on its U-turn.
Our main investment feature this week is on digital healthcare. The sector has been “a compelling investment theme” for years, says Stephen Connolly, but the Covid pandemic has provided huge impetus to the industry and we are now at “the start of a long-term growth trend”. Stephen looks at the key areas, and picks some of the best stocks and funds to buy now.
Elsewhere, Philip Pilkington explains what to buy when markets inevitably crack under the weight of inflation; David Stevenson picks…