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.

Minimum wage is set to increase by 20p

Minimum wage is set to increase by 20p

The government has announced the National Minimum Wage is set to increase by 20p from October... The National Minimum Wage is set to increase, it...
High street chains will not commit to living wage

High street chains will not commit to living wage

An investigation conducted by The Independent has revealed that the big high street stores have not signed up to the living wage... The living wage...
PMI survey reveals weakening NI economy

PMI survey reveals weakening NI economy

According to the latest PMI survey the economy in Northern Ireland has fallen for the third month in a row... Ulster Bank said its monthly...
Odeon cinema chain is set to go on sale

Odeon cinema chain is set to go on sale

It has been announced that the owner of Odeon will put the chain up for sale later this year for £1bn... Well-known cinema chain Odeon...
Increasing National Insurance will pay for NHS

Increasing National Insurance will help pay for NHS

Labour MP Frank Field has said no party had yet proposed solutions to tackle the issues facing the NHS and called for his party...
Capital allowances – boosting your bottom-line

Capital allowances – boosting your bottom-line

Steven Bone, Director at The Capital Allowances Partnership Ltd explains the tax relief on offer under the capital allowance scheme and what it can...
Northern Ireland Executive passes 2015-16 budget

Northern Ireland Executive passes 2015-16 budget

The Northern Ireland Executive has passed its 2015-16 budget, which includes an extra £150m funding. Due to increased funding set out in the Chancellor's Autumn...
What to expect in the Autumn Statement

What to expect in the Autumn Statement

As Chancellor George Osborne prepares to give the Autumn Statement at 12.30pm today , AG examines the key areas expected to be discussed... Ahead of...

Economic Development It’s about place making

For those involved at a strategic level in economic development, place making as a tool is not new but its time is certainly now...
Unlocking SME trade competitiveness

Unlocking SME trade competitiveness

Rajesh Aggarwal, Acting Director in the Division of Business and Institutional Support at the International Trade Centre (ITC) provides insight into the role of...
Government efficiency programmes saved £14.3bn

Government efficiency programmes saved £14.3bn

Efficiency and reform programmes set up by the government has saved a significant amount of taxpayer money last year, according to latest reports. Efficiency and...

A portfolio for savings

A supporter of the Crown Commercial Service EPS framework. GVA is one of the leading providers of estates professional services to Central Government and the...
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Smart specialisation in the South West

Driving significant economic growth Cities and the wider economies they influence are engines of growth critical to economic performance and national recovery in the current...

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