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.

A new contactless payment solution for public transit

Contactless payment is benefiting Canadian transport systems, explains Louis-Martin Fournier, Product Manager at the Desjardins Group
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Imec start-up incubation for digital entrepreneurs

For those looking to kick-start their tech business, this imec start-up incubation programme offers support with coaching, facilities and funding Imec.istart is an imec business...

Is cryptocurrency the new digital phenomenon?

Open Access Government looks at new digital technologies such as blockchain and bitcoin and highlights cryptocurrency and where it may go in the future Cryptocurrency...

Budget Commissioner warns Brexit will led to “small cuts”

The EU’s budget will have to be scaled back after Brexit, says European Commission Budget Chief Günther Oettinger

How does the pension world look in 2017?

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Graham Vidler shares his expectations for the pension world in 2017 and the next generation of pensioners
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Judges rule long-term partner can claim public sector pension

A Northern Ireland woman has won a Supreme Court legal battle that is likely to improve the rights of unmarried couples over their public...
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Nottinghamshire County Council reopens £6m growth fund

Businesses have been invited to bid for a share of a £6m growth fund to expand their operations when the council reopens it next week
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Public sector pay to fall by thousands of pounds in real terms

The TUC has issued a warning that public sector pay is set to see a real terms drop by 2020 if the one per cent wage cap is enforced
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Majority of SMEs forced to write off unpaid debts

New research shows three in four SMEs' unpaid debts have to be written off, threatening their growth and the jobs of their employees According to...
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European Commission announces boost for start-ups

The European Commission’s Start-up and Scale-up Initiative is being launched to help start-ups deliver their full innovation and job creation potential It pulls together all...
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Labour fined for failing to disclose General Election expenses

General Election expenses that were not disclosed after the General Election have come under scrutiny from the Electoral commission The Electoral Commission has fined the...
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Kent County Council launches six-week budget consultation

A six-week consultation will take place, giving Kent County Council the opportunity to explain the budget challenges it faces A new six-week consultation has been...
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The UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit

An unnamed cabinet member has told the BBC the UK may still have to pay into the EU after Brexit in order to secure...

LGPS – who’s in control?

John Hanratty, Head of Pensions North at Nabarro LLP discusses the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and how the new regulations might impact With the...

Labour says it will replace any funding shortfalls caused by Brexit

Labour has committed to replace regional funding lost as a result of leaving the EU, it has emerged… A multi-billion pound commitment has been made...

BCC cuts UK growth forecast following Brexit vote

Following the vote to leave the EU, the British Chamber of Commerce has cut its forecast for growth to 1.8 per cent, down from...

Last quarter sees real-terms pay rise

A new analysis has revealed workers received a real-terms pay rise during the last quarter… Pay analysts at XpertHR have revealed employees saw a slight...

House prices to fall next year due to Brexit

A new report has warned Brexit uncertainty will see the housing market contract next year… A new report from estate agency Countrywide has said it...

Digital tax system timeline set by HMRC

HMRC has set a timeline for when it will upgrade its system to introduce digital tax accounts… It is expected that by 2020, HM Revenue...

UK’s membership to the single market boosts GDP

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found staying in the single market could add an extra four percent to the UK’s...

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