£1.2 million sustainable finance pledge against greenhouse gases
The Bank of America and the University of Oxford pledge £1.2 million to support greenhouse gas removal and sustainable finance research.
Germany risks €220 billion with full ban on Russian gas supplies
The Joint Economic Forecast finds that €220 billion of German economic output would be at risk over 2022 and 2023, if the country cuts ties with Russian gas supplies.
UK graduates to be hit with 12% student loan interest rate
According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, graduates and students will be expected to pay up to 12% interest on their loans as of autumn 2022
Financial education could inspire a generation of future employees
Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, says that the right financial education could inspire a generation of capable, future employees.
Racist mortgage lenders charge 8% higher interest to ethnic minorities
Borrowers from minority groups were charged 8% higher interest rates from mortgage lenders and were rejected for loans 14% more often than those from privileged groups.
Childcare costs leave 1.7 million UK women unable to work
The Women’s Budget Group highlight a critical lack of support for childcare costs in the latest Spring Budget.
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Money lost to global tax abuse could prevent 600,000 child deaths
Millions of lives around the world could be improved by tackling global tax abuse – including greater access to basic sanitation and more children in schools.
Looking to the future: Can we make supplier diversity a priority post-pandemic?
Mayank Shah, MSDUK, explores how supplier diversity could become a priority in the distant realm of the post-pandemic.
It’s expensive to be poor: UK inflation to reach 7% in 2022
Inflation, tax, energy, gas, food, and travel costs are all expected to rise in 2022 – hitting lower income households the hardest across, with UK inflation at 7%.
Higher minimum wage can lead to increased rent prices
While higher minimum wage has been connected to improved quality of life, US data finds that fewer people tend to default on their rent payments - making landlords raise rent prices.
The rural burden of disproportionately higher carbon tax on diesel
Carbon tax on diesel increased in rural areas, highlighting that rural households often disproportionately share carbon tax prices when urban areas pollute more.
US has second highest level of ‘unfair inequality’ globally
Economists define inequality as unfair if people have unequal opportunities or insufficient resources to make ends meet.
Open Finance: What’s next for the UK and Open Banking?
Andy Renshaw, SVP of product management at Feedzai, discusses what is in store for the future of UK Open Banking.
The debate on the future of the EU’s fiscal rules needs more pragmatism!
Reform of the fiscal rules is currently being discussed in a highly ideological fashion in the EU.
EU Annual Budget 2022: Provisional deal pledges €170.6 billion investment
A political agreement has been made amongst institutions of the European Union as its EU Annual Budget for 2022 is proposed by the Commission.
Financial education: Helping young people navigate the economic arena
Sharon Davies, CEO, Young Enterprise, looks into the financial pressures facing university students, the hurdles they must overcome and what can be done to help combat these issues.
Supplier diversity and the positive impact on the economy
Mayank Shah, CEO and founder of MSDUK, outlines the challenges that ethnic minority businesses face in accessing the supply chain and shares his thoughts on why levelling the playing field will have a positive impact on the economy.
How agile financial management can facilitate frontline delivery
Simon Gray, Head of Finance and Operations at Agilisys, discusses how modern agile financial management systems can enhance strategic decision making in the public sector.
The role of Institutional Investor in ESG investment chain in Japan
Professor Yumiko Miwa, Meiji University in Japan, discusses the role of the Institutional Investor in ESG investment chain in Japan.