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

24 March 2016 8:56

It’s not easy to keep track of household bills. Now new research has revealed that more than a third of people…

Poisonous pensions: why we will work until we drop

23 March 2016 9:52

No-one in their right mind would have willingly created the monster that is now the country’s current pension system. It…

Housing

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

23 March 2016 8:49

After years in the doldrums, the reinvigorated housing market continues apace. With a stamp duty stampede attributed to rising prices…

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

Spring is in the air but energy bills still set to rise

22 March 2016 10:31

It’s officially Spring, bringing it with the prospect of sunshine, longer days and warmer weather. So you could be forgiven…

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

22 March 2016 8:54

In a world where fewer and fewer people use their landlines to make calls, new proposals from the Culture Minister…

Ambulance-chasing lawyers driving up the cost of car insurance

21 March 2016 9:48

Nuisance calls are up there with spam emails and junk mail as one of the scourges of modern life. Whether it’s…

Iain Duncan Smith has been reported as saying he supports the idea of a welfare cash card for out-of-work benefit claimants, but he doesn't. Picture: Getty

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

21 March 2016 8:26

It’s been a turbulent few days for the Tory Party following a bitter row over £4 billion of cuts to…

LISA: is George Osborne’s new savings initiative worth flirting with?

18 March 2016 9:41

Chancellors of the Exchequer love to play God. But the hardest lesson they have to learn is that the most…

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

18 March 2016 8:59

The devil is in the detail – as George Osborne is finding out to his cost. Following the Chancellor’s 2016…

Budget 2016: the winners and the losers

17 March 2016 10:12

Was it good for you? George Osborne’s 2016 Budget, delivered to a packed House of Commons on Wednesday, has drawn…

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

17 March 2016 8:48

George Osborne gave middle England plenty to smile about in yesterday’s Budget by cutting business rates, helping savers and taking…

Budget 2016: what it means for your personal finances

16 March 2016 14:54

So, what did the Chancellor have up his sleeve? And how does it affect you and your money? Here is…

What will be in the 2016 Budget?

16 March 2016 9:37

Fresh austerity measures, changes to income tax and the scrapping of a radical overhaul to the pensions system have dominated the headlines ahead…

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

16 March 2016 8:23

Today’s the day. George Osborne will deliver the 2016 Budget amid fears of £4 billion in extra spending cuts, fuel…

Paying for financial advice – with your pension

15 March 2016 9:21

You could soon be able to dip into your pension in order to pay for financial advice – so long…

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

15 March 2016 8:51

Ahead of tomorrow’s Budget, the financial pages are full of last ditch attempts by MPs, think tanks, businesses and pressure…

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…