cash

Is the Treasury secretly trying to scrap cash?

8 August 2019 12:09

It is three months since the former chancellor Philip Hammond backtracked and announced that the government would not, after all,…

Why the crackdown on cash makes me uneasy

21 February 2019 13:08

Banks are trying to change our ways. Our own recently wrote to tell us that it will no longer send…

Don’t pinch the penny!

13 March 2018 19:04

It always takes a few hours for the nasties in a Budget to become clear. That is as true with…

Would a cashless world be a better place? Not necessarily

13 July 2017 16:14

Would a cashless world be a better place, morally or fiscally? Matthew Taylor, in his relatively uncontroversial review of work…

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Giving money to beggars does more harm than good

4 May 2017 12:12

I still feel bad about the beggar I ignored years ago. Fear of being mugged while fumbling for money has…

Is it madness to invest in cash? Spectator Money investigates

11 April 2017 11:52

Is it madness to invest in cash? The simple answer is yes, but as with anything to do with investing,…

We need to examine our attitude to charity shop donations

1 February 2017 13:09

A well-heeled colleague once admired the Max Mara jacket I wore to work. Was it, she asked, from the latest…

Rip-off Britain: paying for services that should be free

6 June 2016 10:29

Life would have been much more simple if I’d been born with the same surname as my wife. The hassle she…