Money

Is there any point listening to the Bank of England’s growth forecasts?

7 February 2019 17:35

The Bank of England today downgraded its forecast for UK GDP growth in 2019 from 1.7 per cent (a forecast…

Why business and the City should speak out against a second referendum

17 December 2018 12:20

Parliament is deadlocked. The cabinet is split down the middle and Brussels won’t compromise on the deal it has already…

Could the UK out-grow the EU after Brexit?

9 November 2018 12:55

Collapsing retailers. A looming far-left government threatening nationalisation. And perhaps most significantly of all, our potentially chaotic rupture with our…

The conundrum of Britain’s continued growth

9 November 2018 12:46

The conundrum of economic growth continues. The withdrawal process from the EU is, even by the admission of the most…

Hammond’s Halloween Budget fails to excite

29 October 2018 17:24

Philip Hammond held the Budget today to avoid a bunch of Halloween jokes about a zombie economy and so on.…

Why a no-deal Brexit would require an emergency Budget

29 October 2018 13:46

Brexit overshadows this Budget. The story this morning has all been about Number 10 saying that the Budget won’t change…

Gaffe of the week: Sainsbury’s CEO’s ode to money

1 May 2018 10:21

We’ve all been there – you’re lined up to go live on air to explain to the public why it’s…

Making money by doing good needn’t be impossible

3 November 2017 13:41

‘Impact investing’ — the idea of doing good and making money at the same time — is reaching a tipping…

Don’t let cyber criminals steal your money – take steps to protect your finances

23 May 2017 13:33

It’s the modern malaise: online fraud. In a world where so many of our transactions happen over the internet, it’s…

The Bank of Mum and Dad: should parents lend money to their adult children?

15 May 2017 11:11

I don’t normally glean insights for my personal finance columns from police dramas on TV, honest. Recently, though, I caught…

Budgeting will save you money and might even make you happier

11 May 2017 10:40

How much money do you have in your current account right now? What date do you pay your electricity bill?…

Make your spending money go further when travelling abroad

10 May 2017 11:05

Anyone with a trip on the horizon is likely to make a checklist of essentials to pack, but what about…

Can money buy happiness? The internet trolls think so

9 May 2017 12:27

Aaron Lennon. Prince Harry. Jayne-Anne Gadhia, chief executive of Virgin Money. Each of these high profile people’s mental health has…

Do we trust politicians to solve our financial problems? Of course not

8 May 2017 12:27

Do we trust politicians? Is that the same as asking if we trust estate agents, door-to-door salesmen or, er, journalists?…

We should teach infants about the value of money

2 May 2017 11:45

On the one hand, perhaps he should only be thinking about football, Minecraft, his Lego Millennium Falcon and whether he…

Don’t let financial firms take you for a ride: shop around for the best deals

22 March 2017 13:12

Apathy. In a world where there are countless demands on our time, social media never sleeps and 24-hour news bombards…

The new era of pension freedom is a boon to the Treasury

14 March 2017 11:10

Savers cashing in their pension pots has led to the government raking in almost twice the tax it estimated the…

The self-employed power Britain. Tax them more at your peril, Philip Hammond

13 March 2017 12:56

Claudio Ranieri will go down in footballing folklore as the individual who accomplished mission impossible by winning modest Leicester City the…

New £5 million fund to help mothers returning to work is long overdue

8 March 2017 12:38

There’s a lot happening today. It’s International Women’s Day, Discover What Your Name Means Day, and we’re right in the…

New Year, New You: cut the cost of getting fit

11 January 2017 11:54

Ah, January. The month when the nation’s gyms are full of red-faced newbies looking confused on the cross-trainer or baffled…

Don’t give in to New Year fad diets and fitness – they’re a waste of money

15 December 2016 12:22

It’s not long now until Christmas Day, that cherished time of year when we don our elasticated pants, break the…

Waiting for the delivery that never comes? You’re not alone

8 December 2016 12:27

Unless you work from home or are blessed with an understanding employer who offers flexible hours, waiting in for a…

A novel investment: why it pays to pay attention to the Man Booker Prize

21 October 2016 13:00

OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t like Margaret Atwood’s writing. In some circles, this is akin to saying you’re a…

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The Archers, financial abuse and THAT storyline

7 September 2016 12:23

Millions of us will be tuning in to The Archers this week to see if Helen is found guilty of…

Borrowing from friends and family can have serious consequences

1 September 2016 11:27

If a pal turned to you for financial help, would you lend a hand? If you have the cash it’s…