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  • Could your Job Depend on Harry and Meghan?

    Could your Job Depend on Harry and Meghan?

    On Saturday – as you may have noticed – Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Windsor to watch the wedding and billions watched on TV. But will the marriage provide a long-term boost to the UK economy? Or was it just a nice day [...]

With BT Job Cuts and Retail Crashing Will the UK Economy Sink or Swim?

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Good News or Bad News? It’s been a confusing week… It is Friday morning – and you could be forgiven for being confused by the week’s [...]

Rent swallows four months of salary per annum

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 is “rent freedom” day in England, according to BBC News. It now takes a middle-income earner 86 days’ worth [...]

April Economic Roundup: from tax changes and a resurgent FTSE-100 index to Kim Jong-un and Mark Zuckerberg

April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Another month has passed and it is time for our look back – this time at April. It was a month that brought us a Far [...]

Will Moving Towards Contactless Payments Leave Our Vulnerable Behind?

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

17m journeys across London every week are made without cash, as we increasingly move towards contactless payments. Is the UK going the same way as countries [...]

  • Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The last six months have not been particularly cheerful ones for many people, as wages have consistently lagged behind inflation. But the latest figures from the [...]

  • Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Around four million UK households could be overpaying for their broadband, according to new research [...]

  • Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The UK Government has had a hard time of it lately. Seemingly unable to make a decision about [...]

  • Money Management Tools - The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises

The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises on Money Management Tools

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Day-to-day budgeting is no longer something that most of us do in our heads,  or [...]

Tech always provides new jobs. Why should this time be any different?

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Are all our jobs really going to be taken by artificial intelligence and robotics? Throughout history, technological change [...]

With BT Job Cuts and Retail Crashing Will the UK Economy Sink or Swim?

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Good News or Bad News? It’s been a confusing week… It is Friday morning – and you could [...]

  • Asda shelves controversial £99 petrol deposit trial

Asda shelves controversial £99 petrol deposit trial

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson Following adverse headlines in the news this week, supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn its controversial [...]

Pensions North South Divide Hides A Deeper Problem

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Savers in the South East of England are sitting on significantly larger pension pots than [...]

  • Sainsbury’s – Asda merger could impact on local communities

Sainsbury’s – Asda merger could impact on local communities

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Concerns have been raised regarding the proposed merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda as [...]

  • Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Founder of the UK consumer help website The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, announced on [...]

YouTube Action Raises Global Child Privacy Issues

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson YouTube has just become the latest social media company to face scrutiny from regulators over [...]

Personal Finance

  • Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Around four million UK households could be overpaying for their broadband, according to new research by Ofcom. As part of its annual report on pricing trends for [...]

“Sharenting” putting children at risk of identity theft

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Parents posting family pictures on their social media could be putting their children at risk of identity theft, online fraud and more warns Barclays. The term “sharenting” [...]

  • Could your Job Depend on Harry and Meghan?

Could your Job Depend on Harry and Meghan?

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

On Saturday – as you may have noticed – Prince Harry married Meghan Markle. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Windsor to watch the wedding and billions watched on [...]

  • Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The UK Government has had a hard time of it lately. Seemingly unable to make a decision about anything, they have suddenly acted swiftly and decisively. On the one hand, [...]

Business News

  • Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

Around four million households may be paying too much for broadband

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Around four million UK households could be overpaying for their broadband, according to new research by Ofcom. As part of its annual report on pricing trends for residential phone, broadband and TV [...]

  • Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

Government Slashes Maximum Stake on FOBTs – as all eyes turn to Windsor

May 18th, 2018|0 Comments

The UK Government has had a hard time of it lately. Seemingly unable to make a decision about anything, they have suddenly acted swiftly and decisively. On the one hand, their action might save hundreds [...]

  • Money Management Tools - The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises

The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises on Money Management Tools

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Day-to-day budgeting is no longer something that most of us do in our heads,  or indeed with pencil, paper, calculator and spreadsheet. Increasingly Britons are keeping their finances under control with the [...]

Tech always provides new jobs. Why should this time be any different?

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Are all our jobs really going to be taken by artificial intelligence and robotics? Throughout history, technological change has always brought new job opportunities. Why should this time be any different? By Mark Richards We [...]

With BT Job Cuts and Retail Crashing Will the UK Economy Sink or Swim?

May 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Good News or Bad News? It’s been a confusing week… It is Friday morning – and you could be forgiven for being confused by the week’s conflicting news stories. Has it been a good or [...]

  • Asda shelves controversial £99 petrol deposit trial

Asda shelves controversial £99 petrol deposit trial

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson Following adverse headlines in the news this week, supermarket chain Asda has withdrawn its controversial £99 trial petrol deposit scheme, which it had rolled out to three supermarkets across the county. Disgruntled [...]

Pensions North South Divide Hides A Deeper Problem

May 9th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Savers in the South East of England are sitting on significantly larger pension pots than their counterparts elsewhere in the UK, but headline figures suggesting a North/South divide may hide a more [...]

  • Sainsbury’s – Asda merger could impact on local communities

Sainsbury’s – Asda merger could impact on local communities

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Concerns have been raised regarding the proposed merger between supermarket giants Sainsbury’s and Asda as new figures suggest the two currently dominate more than 30% of the market between them. The data [...]

  • Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Founder of the UK consumer help website The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, announced on Monday that he was issuing high court proceedings against Facebook for defamation. This high-profile lawsuit comes after [...]

Politics

New bill to ban letting fees presented to Parliament

May 8th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells A new government bill, which could bring an end to letting fees across England, has had its first reading in the House of Commons. Bill also aims [...]

Labour pledge overdraft fee and interest cap

May 1st, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Following shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s pledge to limit the amount levied by credit card companies on interest payments last September, the Labour Party have announced a similar [...]

  • Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells President Donald Trump has continued his criticisms of Amazon, via Twitter, tweeting that “only fools” are saying that the US Post Office is making money with Amazon. [...]

  • Cambridge Analytica: regulators surround Facebook after Data Revelations

Regulators Close in on Facebook After Data Revelations

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson What a difference a weekend makes. On Friday 16th of last week, shares in Facebook were valued at more than $185%. Fast forward to the close of [...]

  • £40bn more in taxes needed to cut deficit

£40bn more in taxes needed to cut deficit

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie The Government will need to raise an additional £40bn a year in tax from consumers and businesses by 2025 if it wants to balance the books, according [...]

  • Philip Hammond delivers Spring Statement signalling a Plastics Tax

Ageing Rock Star Delivers his Spring Statement

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards Yesterday was the first of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statements, with the traditional Spring Budget having been moved to the Autumn. There were all the usual facts [...]

  • Sadiq Khan warns of need for tech companies to tackle hate speech

Sadiq Khan warns of need for tech companies to tackle hate speech

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told the BBC that tech companies could face stricter regulation if they do not take the issue of hate speech “more [...]

  • Owner Managed Business Report: Small Business Concerns Overlooked

Britain’s Small Businesses Overlooked by Brexit Ministers

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson An Owner managed business report suggests that businesses feel their concerns about the UK’s departure from the European Union and the shape of any subsequent trading arrangement [...]

Technology

  • Money Management Tools - The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises

The Future is App Shaped as Uptake Rises on Money Management Tools

By Trevor Clawson Day-to-day budgeting is no longer something that most of us do in our heads,  or indeed with [...]

Tech always provides new jobs. Why should this time be any different?

Are all our jobs really going to be taken by artificial intelligence and robotics? Throughout history, technological change has always [...]

The Rise and Rise of Fintech – and What it Means for You

We have written a lot recently about trends – in retail, in banking and in employment. But what about the [...]

  • Milestone Moment as Transferwise Crosses Faster Payments Threshold

Milestone Moment as Transferwise Crosses Faster Payments Threshold

By Trevor Clawson London-based financial technology company, Transferwise has been admitted into the UK’s Faster Payments System, in a move [...]