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Budget blues: who will be the biggest losers?

14 March 2016 9:25

A song is buzzing around my head. ‘It’s the same the whole world over: It’s the poor what gets the…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

14 March 2016 8:45

With just a couple of days left before the Budget, it came as no surprise to find the weekend press brimming…

Pay packets, profits and promotions

11 March 2016 9:09

I usually take a stern view of corporate pay packets that are out of line with profits and shareholder value,…

Money digest: Friday’s need-to-know news

11 March 2016 8:52

Liverpudlians are enjoying that Friday feeling thanks to new research showing that their city tops the list of affordable property…

The Budget: what to expect from the Chancellor

10 March 2016 9:19

What’s in next week’s budget? Not much, apparently. ‘Cabinet sources’ have been quoted saying that ‘George has been told not…

The government has tied itself in knots about what it does and doesn't want energy suppliers to do. Picture: Getty

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

10 March 2016 9:07

If you’re a customer of one of the ‘big six’ energy firms, then you’re probably paying too much for your…

Sell the London Stock Exchange? OK, but not to the Germans

9 March 2016 12:11

The London Stock Exchange is no longer the red-hot crucible it once was, given the multifarious ways by which shares,…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

9 March 2016 8:48

As the country wakes up to a grey, drizzly morning, news from Moneyfacts paint a gloomy picture for savers. According…

International Women’s Day isn’t the time to be pushing faulty pay gap statistics

8 March 2016 11:34

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the vast achievements of women worldwide, while acknowledging the real struggles and…

Men earn £300,000 more than women over a lifetime. Call that equality?

8 March 2016 9:34

I haven’t taken much notice of International Women’s Day since I flirted with radical feminism as a student, ahem, quite…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

8 March 2016 8:53

To celebrate International Women’s Day, studies have been released with mixed news for women and finance. Women and Debt, a report…

Pensions: George Osborne loses his nerve

7 March 2016 9:24

Some have compared it to a farce worthy of Alan Ayckbourn, others have condemned it as a missed opportunity. Whatever…

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

7 March 2016 8:21

During a weekend when two stories dominated the financial news, the papers were awash with comment, opinion and analysis on…

Is a fairer financial future for savers on the cards?

4 March 2016 9:26

Associate business editor of The Independent James Moore laments the lot of savers locked in to poor value policies.

EDF today announced that it is putting up electricity and gas bills by 11 per cent. Picture: Getty

Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

4 March 2016 8:54

With a blanket of snow covering parts of Northern England this morning, gas and electricity bills are uppermost in many…


A nation of pizza addicts: Domino’s reaps the benefits

3 March 2016 9:31

In a past life I lived in a flat with a communal hallway. Among the post permanently littering the floor was…


Money digest: today’s need-to-know financial news

3 March 2016 8:17

A slice of happiness for pizza fans today as Domino’s reveals a hike in its annual dividend by 21.3 per…

The ‘in’ and ‘out’ campaigns? Claptrap on both sides!

2 March 2016 13:00

Jonathan Davis invites City veteran and Open Europe founder Rodney Leach to assess the campaigns for and against Brexit

‘Shall we go or shall we stay?’ Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan in

British expats in the EU fear a stronger euro far more than they fear Brexit

1 March 2016 13:08

British expats in France fear a stronger euro far more than Brexit