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Act now to avoid the pensions time bomb

6 May 2016 9:45

One of the starkest trends in recessionary Britain is the ever expanding army of the self-employed. Among the staggering 4.4…

Housing

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

6 May 2016 9:09

Property news has dominated the financial headlines this week and today is no exception. On the front page of The…

Taken for a ride by car finance

5 May 2016 10:23

It’s official. I’m a grown up. I have a baby on the way and my husband and I have just…

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

5 May 2016 9:18

If you’re frustrated about the slowness of your internet connection, take heart from this morning’s news that BT is to spend…

A wake-up call for women: act now or you will suffer in retirement

4 May 2016 10:00

Are women sleepwalking into a retirement nightmare? That’s the suggestion behind new research published by investment group Fidelity. It revealed…

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

4 May 2016 8:57

Yesterday we reported that the ‘bank of mum and dad’ is now the equivalent of a top ten mortgage lender in…

Marathon mortgages you’ll be paying off for life

3 May 2016 9:59

When the baby-boomer generation bought their first homes they were typically in their twenties, took out a 25-year loan, and fully…

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

3 May 2016 9:06

If you’re a parent then today’s housing news may come as little surprise: the ‘bank of mum and dad’ is…

Intergenerational unfairness is creating a lost generation of young people

29 April 2016 11:02

Monday’s Work and Pensions Committee session on intergenerational fairness further ignited the debate about the hardships facing today’s younger generation.…

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

29 April 2016 10:20

April is traditionally a squally month; it seems that there’s a shadow over our confidence as well. The Guardian reports…

It’s time for British consumers to get real

28 April 2016 10:38

‘That’s Asda price’ is a thing of the past. The slogan’s long gone and so, it appears, is the retailer’s…

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

28 April 2016 10:06

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development warns this morning that Brexit would cost the average Briton one month’s salary…

What you are telling us about the housing market

27 April 2016 10:35

Every month, some 1,500 households across the country tell us what they think has happened to the value of their…

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

27 April 2016 10:10

Asda shoppers need to be careful when picking up a so-called bargain from the supermarket giant’s shelves: the chain has…

How to close the gender pay gap

26 April 2016 11:19

Nearly half a century after Ford Dagenham women sewing machinists struck for equal pay, a new survey shows women are…

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

26 April 2016 9:18

Philip Green comes under scrutiny this morning for continuing to haul in vast pay checks for himself and his family…

The Spectator reader survey

25 April 2016 16:13

The Spectator exists to inform, entertain and infuriate. If you have a few minutes, we’d love to know more about…

Are Shakespeare’s musings on money still relevant today?

25 April 2016 9:39

You may this weekend have attended one of hundreds of events around the country to celebrate the 400th anniversary of…

The future belongs to entrepreneurs

22 April 2016 18:25

‘Who thinks the UK is the best place in Europe to start a business?’ asked Spectator editor Fraser Nelson. Almost…

Children or a pension? The true cost to women who put their financial needs on hold

22 April 2016 10:24

More women than ever face old age in poverty after a report this week revealed that they were sacrificing their…

Housing

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

22 April 2016 9:13

A rush by landlords and second home buyers to beat the deadline for a new three per cent stamp duty surcharge…

Record equity release figures mean we’re failing an ageing population

21 April 2016 10:14

The Equity Release Council is rubbing its hands with glee this morning. Its latest figures reveal £393.9 million was lent…

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

21 April 2016 9:19

Millions of current account customers are languishing on terrible rates. Now new research shows that the number of Britons switching…

A brief respite for motorists

20 April 2016 9:50

Ah, the put-upon motorist. Fees to park outside your own house, potholes littering the streets, road tax, MOTs, and the…

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

20 April 2016 8:55

Do you eat lunch at your desk or work into the night? The Telegraph reports that all those skipped lunch breaks…