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.

Smart procurement at the centreSmart procurement at the centre

Smart procurement at the centre

David Noble, Group CEO, CIPS sheds light on procurement in the public sector…   Supply chains lie at the heart of any good operation and this...
Number of properties for sale at lowest for years

Number of properties for sale at lowest for years

Halifax has reported the number of properties available for sale on the market has reached its lowest level for many years... There is no denying...
Sales fall for supermarket chain Morrisons

Sales fall for supermarket chain Morrisons

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced like-for-like sales fell by 2.9 per cent in the three months to May... The big supermarket chains in the UK...
Fee warning for mortgage borrowers

Fee warning for mortgage borrowers

Homeowners are being warned to be aware of high fees attached to falling mortgage rates... Tumbling mortgage rates might be a good thing for the...
Starting pay in Scotland rises

Starting pay in Scotland rises

According to the latest figures, the starting pay for permanent jobs in Scotland has increased Figures from the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs...
UK economy expected to grow by 2.8 per cent

UK economy expected to grow by 2.8 per cent

A new report has predicted the UK economy will see growth in the year ahead, despite the political uncertainty surrounding the upcoming election... An EY...
Mobile customers pay £355m for handsets they own

Mobile customers pay £355m for phones they own

Consumer group Which? has revealed that nearly half of people do not switch their contract immediately when their fixed term ends, costing on average...
Inflation holds at a record low of 0.0 per cent

Inflation holds at a record low of zero

Disposable incomes have received a boost as inflation rates remain at a record low of 0.0 per cent Inflation, which is measured by the consumer...
Biggest fall in household incomes in Northern Ireland

Biggest fall in household incomes seen in Northern Ireland

A think-tank has revealed that households in Northern Ireland have the lowest incomes of anywhere in the UK... The Resolution Foundation found the average household...
Co-operative Group made £124m profit last year

Co-operative Group made £124m profit last year

After making a loss in 2013, the Co-operative Group has announced a return to profit in 2014... The Co-operative Group has announced profits were up...
New pension rules come into force

New pension rules come into force

People over the age of 55 can now cash in their entire pension pot under new rules that came into play yesterday... The reform to...
UK economy grew in the first quarter

UK economy grew in the first quarter

Business group CBI has said the UK economy picked up in the first quarter and looks set to gain momentum in the current period... It...
Boosting trade growth worldwide

Boosting trade growth worldwide

In an interview with AG, Keith Rockwell from the World Trade Organization explains how they help countries to expand trade and boost economic growth worldwide… Trading...
Support for Tory-led government from UK businesses

Businesses support Tory-led government

The Daily Telegraph has released a letter showing more than 100 company leaders have declared support for a Conservative-led government... Among the names declaring support...
Watchdog investigating pension data sales

Watchdog investigating pension data sales

A new investigation has been launched following claims that pension data is being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling companies... According to an investigation by the...
Planning permission scrapped for click and collect

Planning permission scrapped for click and collect

High street shops will be able to install 'click and collect' lockers without gaining planning permission under new government measures... From the 15 April retailers...
Strong case for interest rates falling or rising

Strong case for interest rates falling or rising

According to the Chief Economist at the Bank of England interest rates are just as likely to fall further as they are to rise... In...
Help to buy ISAs will push up house prices

Help to buy ISAs will push up house prices

The Chancellor's announcement that first-time buyers will receive help to get on the housing ladder through a new Help to Buy ISA has been...
Mortgage lending slowdown may be at an end

Mortgage lending slowdown may be at an end

Industry data revealed mortgage lending dropped again in January, but economists forecast a rise in house prices may improve circumstances... The outlook for lending may...

Chancellor set to reveal pre-election Budget

Later today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is set to unveil his spending and taxation plans for the Budget... The speech, which is...

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