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.

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Time for cyber insurance to grow up: Protect customer data

The U.S. and Europe have very different approaches when it comes to motivating organisations to protect customer data: Which approach is better?
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New and green and fair? Feeling our way towards greener and more inclusive economies

Steven Stone, Chief, Resources and Markets Branch, UN Environment asks if we are making progress towards greener and more inclusive economies.
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Austerity ushers in data innovation in UK public sector

Big Data LDN (BDL), revealed findings from its Public Sector Data Report 2019: What is really happening in the UK public sector?
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Product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy

The work of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, which is part of the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), around product safety, supporting small business growth and implementing the Industrial Strategy vision of simplifying regulation are explored here.
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UK unveils increase to National Living Wage

1.8 million workers will receive an additional £690 over the year from today: Read about the Increase to National Living Wage in the UK.
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High street crisis – Is it possible to avoid the demise of retailers?

RBR Advisory highlight how retailers can avoid closing down their business as empty shop windows become a regular occurrence during the high street crisis.
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Venezuela: EU increases assistance by £43 million

Venezuela is going through its fifth year of economic recession and hyperinflation: The EU is increasing funding in response to the growing realities of starvation, violence and insecurity.

Google fined £1.29 billion for abusive online advertising practices

The European Commission has fined Google £1.29 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules, due to abusive online advertising conduct for over 10 years.
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Could fingerprint scanning and biometrics be the future of payment tech?

A new study has revealed that a third of Brits think fingerprint scanning and biometrics is the future of payment tech and 31% would embrace new payment technology for added security.
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Pensioners risk £68,000 shortfall as they underestimate the cost of retirement

Pensioners risk a shortfall of more than £68,000 over the course of their retirement as 33% of Brits expect to survive solely on their state pension, new research from Nationwide Building Society shows1.
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How often do Brits move in their lifetime?

In this article, we examine the art of house moving in the UK and discuss how often the average person in Britain will move in their lifetime.
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Rise in foreign ownership of European companies

A continuous rise of foreign ownership of European companies in key sectors has been observed by the European Commission, according to a new Foreign Direct Investment report.
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Financial advice services reshape will boost £1.6 trillion pension assets

A radical reshaping of financial advice services used by pension schemes for long-term investment strategies will benefit millions of savers and boost the nation’s £1.6 trillion retirement assets, under plans unveiled by the government.
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How can banks prevent identity fraud?

Tim Bedard, Director, OneSpan, provides his advice on how banks can prevent identity fraud and gain the upper hand during a time of increased cyber attacks.
British pig industry

Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
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Brexit impact: Have you lost one week’s wages?

A study by the University of Warwick reveals that Brexit has already cost the average worker more than one week’s wages, due to financial consequences of Brexit negotiations.
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Brexit: Ditch the fear, embrace innovation

The UK is open for business – and it is time to step outside this vicious circle that is driving confidence down to an all-time low and embrace innovation.
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Will India become a crucial exporter for China?

India is poised to achieve their highest ever export amounts to China this fiscal year: read on to find out what kind of trade deals these countries are negotiating and how this window opened.
gender pay gap

New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
student debt

Research reveals 83% of graduates will never repay their student debt

Whilst higher education is subsidised by the government through student loans, is it enough to save graduates from student debt, and how has this affected the UK economy?

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