Finance News

Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

post-coronavirus world

Predictions for a new post-coronavirus world

Nicolas Béfort, NEOMA Business School professor and member of the Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy, predicts three scenarios for a new post-coronavirus world.
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Government slammed for lack of support given to self-employed

Dave Chaplin, CEO and founder of ContractorCalculator and IR35 Shield, discusses the lack of rights and support available for the self-employed during the COVID-19 lockdown.
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Businesses must adapt in order to survive COVID-19

Atul Bhakta, CEO, One World Express, says that businesses must change to survive coronavirus and offers advice on how they can do it.
furlough scheme

COVID-19: How does the furlough scheme work?

Beck Shillito from Wilson Field breaks down the UK Government's furlough scheme explaining what it is, who is eligible and how it works.
stakeholder engagement

The importance of stakeholder engagement during the coronavirus pandemic

Michalis Michael, CEO of DigitalMR, asks where your business will be on day 1 after lockdown and highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement during the coronavirus pandemic.
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How your business can emerge from isolation stronger and more resilient

Here Erica Wolfe-Murray, founder of Lola-Media.co.uk, offers her expertise on how businesses can emerge from isolation stronger and more resilient.
financial recovery

Support for businesses during coronavirus and advice for post-pandemic financial recovery

Keith Tully, partner at Real Business Rescue (RBR), discusses what support is currently available to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic and what can be done to help their financial recovery after the immediate crisis
economic consequences

What economic consequences can we expect to come from COVID-19?

Gabriel A. Giménez Roche, assistant professor of economics at NEOMA Business School, discusses what economic consequences we can expect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AML defences

Coronavirus should not be a pretext for lowering AML defences

John Dobson, chief executive, SmartSearch, declares that the coronavirus pandemic should not be justification for lowering AML defences.
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Will cutting business rates save the high street?

Nic Redfern, finance director of Know Your Money, discusses whether cutting business rates is enough to save the high street from financial trouble.
Money laundering

Money laundering in the time of COVID-19

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP and specialist in financial crime and money laundering, provides an interesting insight into money laundering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
public sector finance

Rockford Associates: Accounts Payable Review aids Public Sector Finance

Here, Rockford Associates explain their experiences of recovery audit work and case study results.
alleviate debt

Providing a new set of tools to alleviate debt  

In recognition of Debt Awareness Week, Lubaina Manji, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges, explores how open banking has enabled fintech to provide a new set of tools to alleviate debt.
finances during self-isolation

How can tech help people manage finances during self-isolation

Yiannis Faf, CEO of What We Want, explains how consumers can use technology, such as app-based banking, to manage their finances during self-isolation.
survive the Covid-19 pandemic

How can small businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic?

Peter Buckle, Chartered Financial Planner & Certified Financial Planner & Principal of Buckle & Partners Ltd, advises how small businesses and entrepreneurs can survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
pensioners risk, retirement

Pensioners risk £68,000 shortfall as they underestimate the cost of retirement

Pensioners risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retirement as 33% of Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows1.
spend analysis & recovery

Procurement: How does spend analysis & recovery work?

Sam Hunt, CCS Commercial Agreement Manager SARS 2, explains how spend analysis & recovery works in this special focus article on procurement.
benefits of workplace pensions

What are the benefits of workplace pensions?

Here, Nic Redfern, Finance Director, KnowYourMoney.co.uk discusses the benefits of workplace pensions.
asset base

Economic development: How can UK local authorities best sweat their asset base?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses how UK local authorities can best sweat their asset base.
workplace pension schemes

What are the benefits of workplace pension schemes?

Rachel Meadows, Head of Proposition – Pensions & Savings at Broadstone, offers financial advice about understanding the benefits that you have within your workplace pension schemes.

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