Allister  Heath

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Deputy Editor, Daily Telegraph

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After leading business free-sheet City A.M. to success, Allister Heath has joined the Telegraph as Deputy Editor commentating on business and economic issues. He also leads the paper’s digital strategy. He is a regular commentator in the media on business issues, the author of A Flat Tax: Towards a British model, and served as Chairman of the 2020 Tax Commission.


Allister Heath is Deputy Editor and Director of Content at the Daily Telegraph. In print and online he has a business and economics remit, whilst also leading the title’s digital strategy.

Previously Allister was editor of City A.M., the daily business newspaper distributed free in and around London and digitally. Under his editorship, the paper grew to 100,000 copies a day, and became an influential voice in the business community of London and beyond. Allister’s trenchant daily column in the paper covered economics, finance, politics, geopolitics, business strategy and other subjects and gathered a large following.

Moving to the Telegraph, Allister maintained his outspoken views on business and the economy on a more national scale. City A.M.’s digital success also saw him given the role of leading the Telegraph’s online presence with the paper taking an innovative position on content and distribution.

Allister has also written for a wide range of publications, including the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Wall Street Journal, the JC, the Literary Review, and the Spectator, where he also served as an associate editor. His first book A Flat Tax: Towards a British model, advocated the controversial position that a single tax rate across all those eligible is not just simpler but desirable. The book led to Allister serving as Chairman of the 2020 Tax Commission, investigating the ideal tax system for the UK.

Prior to taking over at City A.M. Allister was Editor of The Business Magazine, which he joined as economics correspondent and leader-writer. During that time, he was also a regular contributor to The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

Allister speaks about the UK and global economy, and the outlook for the city. He also considers the future of the media in the digital age.

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