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.

pensioners risk, retirement

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.
spend analysis & recovery

Procurement: How does spend analysis & recovery work?

Sam Hunt, CCS Commercial Agreement Manager SARS 2, explains how spend analysis & recovery works in this special focus article on procurement.
benefits of workplace pensions

What are the benefits of workplace pensions?

Here, Nic Redfern, Finance Director, KnowYourMoney.co.uk discusses the benefits of workplace pensions.
asset base

Economic development: How can UK local authorities best sweat their asset base?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Development, discusses how UK local authorities can best sweat their asset base.
workplace pension schemes

What are the benefits of workplace pension schemes?

Rachel Meadows, Head of Proposition – Pensions & Savings at Broadstone, offers financial advice about understanding the benefits that you have within your workplace pension schemes.
April tax cut

31 million taxpayers to benefit from April tax cut

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced that 31 million taxpayers will benefit from an April tax cut under a new legislation.
businesses post-Brexit

The benefits of R&D for businesses post-Brexit

Radeep Mathew, Head of Consulting at Leyton UK looks at the unrealised potential of R&D for British businesses post-Brexit.
healthy economic development

Rebooting the economic engine: Fostering healthy economic development

Jocelyn Blériot – Executive Lead, International Institutions & Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, shares his thoughts on how fostering healthy economic development while addressing the challenges faced on the environmental front involves co-creation mechanisms between the private and the public sector.
chinese foreign investment, Stenn group

Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK

Dr Kerstin Braun, President of Stenn Group, shares her views on current Chinese foreign investment trends in the UK.
Tax policy

Tax policy as a tool for business cycle stabilisation

In this final article in a mini-series of articles discussing recent macroeconomic research on the effects of taxation on the economy, Bernd Hayo, Professor at the University of Marburg focuses on the use of tax policy for stabilising business cycles.
next-generation biobanking, institute of pathology

BRoTHER: Regional cooperation for visionary work in next-generation biobanking

Prof Dr Christoph Brochhausen-Delius from Institute of Pathology at the University Regensburg, charts the BRoTHER project that concerns regional cooperation for visionary work taking place in new technologies for next-generation biobanking.
chinese shadow banking,

Regulating Chinese shadow banking: Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Kent Matthews and Zhiguo Xiao discuss regulating Chinese shadow banking and ask if this is throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
FinTech risk management

FinTech risk management: A research-driven European environment for sustainable digital finance

Here, Arianna Agosto, Paolo Giudici, Paolo Pagnottoni and Anca Mirela Toma discuss how a research-driven European environment can create sustainable digital finance for Fintech risk management.
engineering companies

R&D tax relief: A guide for engineering companies

Here, Cale Bannister, at Myriad Associates, offers engineering companies top advice on how they can apply for R&D tax relief.
food and drink business

Does your food and drink business qualify for R&D tax relief?

In this article, Cale Bannister at Myriad Associates discusses how the food and beverage industry, in particular, can benefit from R&D tax relief, as well as what type of projects qualify.
stealing trade secrets, intellectual property

How illegal is stealing trade secrets in the US and UK?

Here, IP experts discuss what would happen to someone caught stealing trade secrets in the US and the UK.

Data reveals the 20 UK cities with declining high streets

As we fast approach the festive season, Asktraders conducted an analysis of the UK High Street, looking at ATM, bank branches, retail store closures and ONS % growth of the retail sector over the course of 2019.
shaping investment strategies, millennials

How are Millennials and Generation Z shaping investment strategies?

We already know the story of how the Internet has revolutionised society, but perhaps less understood is the role it had in democratising and shaping investment strategies.
exclusion in a cashless society, most popular payment methods 2018

8.17 million people at risk of exclusion in a cashless society

Exclusion in a cashless society is becoming our reality, with eWallets, cards and bank transfers surviving as the most popular payment methods in 2018.
economic road, economy

EU 2019 Autumn: A challenging economic road ahead

The European economy is now in its 7th consecutive year of growth and should continue expanding in 2020 and 2021, so what's on the economic road ahead?

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