January 2014 blog posts

The Palace of Austerity?

One PoundThe global financial crisis and Britain’s austere times finally reached the gates of Buckingham Palace today, as the Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Labour MP …

Figures suggest the economy continues to improve

profitsThe Office for National Statistics has revealed that the UK economy grew by 0.7% during the last months of 2013.

Although the fourth quarter growth …

Leading think tank warns of retirement poverty for ‘millions’

pensionsA think tank has suggested that people across the UK underestimate the amount they need to save now in order to enjoy a comfortable retirement.…

Committee of MPs demands that lending to small businesses improves

cashThe Public Accounts Committee has criticised the UK’s banks for failing to support small and medium sized businesses across the country.

Although the government’s Funding …

UK retailers count the cost of shoplifting

Tough timesThe British Retail Consortium has revealed a dramatic rise in the cost of shoplifting over the past year.

Compared to five years ago, overall losses …

How to beat Blue Monday

With the lull after Christmas, the endless cold weather and no sign of payday, January can seem a never ending month. Monday the 20th of …

Experts suggest house price crisis is still on the cards

monopoly housesConcern over rising house prices has been fuelled by a 24% jump in first-time buyer mortgages issued in the last year.

Comparing November 2013 to …

Scottish independence will not impact debt agreements

News header redThe UK government says it will honour all debt related to Scotland, even if the region votes for independence from the rest of Great Britain.…

How to beat your debts in 2014

If your debts are starting to take over your life, it can cause a great deal of stress and worry. However, it doesn’t have to …

Financial resolutions for the New Year – and how to keep them

It’s that time of year again when we all look at our lives and make resolutions. A good resolution is to reassess your finances and …

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