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.

urban future

Re-imagining our urban future in light of COVID-19

Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, EUROCITIES enlightens us on the salient points when it comes to re-imagining our urban future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
absence and sick pay

Absence and sick pay: FAQs for employers as lockdown restrictions ease

Lewis Silkin, the UK member firm of Ius Laboris, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about absence and sick pay in the UK during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
US-china trade relations, COVID-19

How will COVID-19 impact US-China trade relations?

Gidon Gautel, China Foresight Project Coordinator at LSE IDEAS, discusses how COVID-19 could impact US-China trade relations as the economy attempts to recover.
importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

Constant reinvention: The strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, underlines the strategic locational importance of Swindon and Wiltshire in the UK.
US-china export controls, Huawei

New US-China export controls could backfire on US tech sector

Xiaomeng Lu, Senior Policy Manager for Asia & US at Access Partnership, examines new US-China export controls to dissect how China will retaliate.
ESG investing

How will COVID-19 impact ESG investing long-term?

Prior to COVID-19, there was a massive spike in ESG investing, but as the global pandemic's wreaked havoc on global markets. Kerstin Engler, Senior Wealth Manager at Geneva Management Group, looks at how COVID-19 might impact ESG investing in the long term.
small business

5 tips for surviving 2020 as a new small business owner

Ian Wright, Founder of Small Business Prices, provides his five tips on how to endure the pandemic and the rest of 2020 as a small business owner and protect your finances as much as possible.
child maintenance

What to do if you can’t afford to pay child maintenance during lockdown

Lucinda Holliday, partner and head of family and divorce law at Blaser Mills Law, offers advice to parents who find themselves unable to meet their child or spousal financial commitments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
unpaid invoices

How to chase unpaid invoices if you are freelancing

Matt Dowling, CEO and Founder of Freelancer Club, suggest six effective ways freelancers and small businesses can chase unpaid invoices amid the COVID-19 uncertainty.
multilateral response to COVID, LMIC

Preventing a humanitarian crisis through a multilateral response to COVID-19

John H. Breen, political scientist and advisor, explains the humanitarian necessity of a multilateral response to COVID-19 and offers policy suggestions.
support local businesses during lockdown, coronavirus

How to support local businesses during lockdown

Do you want to help support the local businesses in your area during the COVID-19 lockdown? You can do so safely in these three simple ways.
early-stage startups

Innovating out of a crisis – further action is needed to support early-stage startups

James Badgett, co-founder of Angel Investment Network, explores the further measures that Government should consider to support Britain’s early-stage startups.
community lenders, credit

Fintech gives community lenders a timely boost

Chris Gorst, Head of Better Markets, Nesta Challenges discusses the struggles of credit unions and other community lenders.
insolvency process

How to manage an insolvency process

John Bell, director and founder of Clarke Bell, discusses how a company can manage an insolvency process when going out of business is the only option.
investment

What economic impact will COVID-19 have on investment?

Kenji Yamada, CIIA, Managing Director & CIO, Geneva Management Group, claims that opportunities will arise and investment confidence will return with medium-and long-term recoveries, mitigating COVID-19’s impact on the economy.
fintech startup

How to make it as a fintech startup in the UK

Here, Eyal Nachum, Co-Founder and fintech guru at Bruc Bond, explores how fintech startups can prosper in the UK market.
corporate debt

Handling corporate debt in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

Hiren Gandhi, partner at Blaser Mills Law, outlines the government schemes available to help businesses if they find themselves in corporate debt as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
financial implications

What are the financial implications of COVID-19 for SMEs? 

Here, Simon Renshaw, senior insolvency practitioner at Company Debt, highlights what financial implications UK SMEs will have to face amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
self-employed

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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