Money digest

Stamp duty, home ownership, retirement and pensions

3 March 2017 10:55

It’s the bane of home-buyers’ lives – and now a major building society has said that stamp duty is due…

PPI, incomes, new homes and spending

2 March 2017 11:21

The Financial Conduct Authority has finally announced a deadline for people seeking compensation over mis-sold payment protection insurance. The City regulator…

House prices, BHS, motor insurance and spending

1 March 2017 11:17

House prices moved up a gear in February, according to Nationwide, with property values increasing by 4.5 per cent in…

PPI, pensions, travel insurance and BT

28 February 2017 10:59

The Financial Ombudsman Service has revealed that unresolved grievances about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) still dominate its workload.…

The post-Brexit takeover bids begin

27 February 2017 13:42

UK workers are near the bottom of the wage-growth table compiled by the TUC, says the Independent. The average wage across…

RBS, John Lewis, housing and motorists

24 February 2017 11:33

Royal Bank of Scotland dominates the business news this morning following its announcement of a £7 billion annual loss. According to…

Business rates, Barclays, mortgages and Centrica

23 February 2017 11:20

The row over a sharp rise in business rates rumbles on – but now the government has bowed to sustained…

Lloyds, investment, compensation and housing

22 February 2017 10:12

Lloyds Banking Group has set aside a further £475 million for misconduct costs as the bank’s statutory profits more than…

Pensions, fuel, HSBC and pay gap

21 February 2017 11:27

There’s some bad news for employees with generous company pensions following the publication of a government green paper on the…

Cuts, Bovis, housing and loans

20 February 2017 10:52

The prospect of swingeing cuts to public services edged closer today despite plans by nearly every local authority in England…

Business rates, retirement, housing and retail sales

17 February 2017 10:38

There’s more on the government’s upcoming changes to business rates today, with a group of Britain’s biggest employers’ associations condemning…

Inflation, housing, savers and Rolls-Royce

14 February 2017 11:25

All eyes are on the latest inflation data, released this morning. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), inflation has…

Tesco, energy, pensioners and employment

13 February 2017 11:29

Like many supermarkets, Tesco advertises a range of promotions and discounts. Now an investigation by the BBC has found that…

High street sales, council tax, first-time buyers and spending

10 February 2017 11:13

Some gloomy data for retailers this morning following the news that the high street has recorded its worst January sales since…

Rents, broadband, earnings and energy

9 February 2017 11:25

Rents have been in the news this week thanks to the Government’s Housing White Paper. Now the Royal Institution of Chartered…

Pensions, tax, insurance and money worries

8 February 2017 11:28

A landmark legal decision announced today could improve the pension rights of unmarried couples working in the public sector. Denise…

Housing, energy prices, current accounts and spending

7 February 2017 11:12

The housing market is ‘broken’, ministers have conceded, as they unveiled the Government’s revised housing strategy. Under the plans, councils will…

Housing, mobile phone charges, motorists and executive pay

6 February 2017 11:27

There was some surprising news over the weekend concerning the Government’s policy on home-ownership. Ahead of the publication of a…

Npower, rents, car insurance and credit

3 February 2017 11:07

One of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers is under fire this morning for hiking the price of gas and electricity by…

Tesco, housing, motor insurance and debt

2 February 2017 11:24

After Tesco surprised the City by announcing a £3.9 billion merger with Booker comes the news that the supermarket giant…

Rail fares, tax, house prices and retirement

1 February 2017 11:15

Rail passengers could find it easier to buy cheaper tickets following a trial involving the overhaul of Britain’s rail fares…

Tax, HBOS, Mastercard and debt

31 January 2017 11:17

It’s the self assessment tax deadline today and, as with previous years, one in ten taxpayers are expected to file…

Savers, price rises, branch closures and small businesses

30 January 2017 11:23

There’s some good news for savers this morning following the news that the amount of money protected in the event…

Tax bills, Tesco, cash machines and retirement

27 January 2017 10:49

The taxman’s failure to properly pursue the UK’s richest people risks undermining confidence in the entire system, according to parliament’s…

RBS, branch closures, economy, housing

26 January 2017 11:08

Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside £3.1 billion ($3.8 billion) to deal with US claims that it mis-sold risky…