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.

lease agreement, rental agreement

What is the difference between a rental agreement and a lease agreement? 

The terms lease agreement and rental agreement are often used interchangeably, but it is important to know that these are not the same thing.
property deposit, Dublin

Time scale for saving Dublin based property deposit revealed

It will currently take over two decades for Dublin based home buyers to put a property deposit down, according to brand new research.
foreign investment, exchange rates

Foreign investment and the trouble with exchange rates

Choosing to invest in foreign assets can open up great opportunities, but also presents a challenge that too many people overlook.
public purse

Public spending pressures: Getting more value for the public purse

Paul Bentley, Commercial Agreement Manager at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) details their Spend Analysis and Recovery Services, or SARS II, Framework tool and how this is helping those who spend money to get more value for the public purse.
overcharges and overpayments

Public sector overcharges and overpayments

Twice2much investigate how much of the public sector overcharges and overpayments, worth £220 million, could be yours.
gift guilt

Young people suffer more with gift guilt at Christmas

Gift guilt at Christmas leaves a quarter of the UK in Financial Trouble with 22% of Brits feel pressured to buy more expensive gifts than they feel comfortable spending
cashless

Britain’s cashless society : Over 394 ATM’s close each month in the UK

Research by Paymentsense reveals that ATM’s are closing at an alarming rate across Britain, after over 4,735 ATMs vanished between July 2017 and June 2018
household emergency

Household emergency damage costing Brits nearly £4 billion

Households across the country are spending a massive £527.30 per household emergency, a total of £3.7bn across the UK
pension

Study finds majority of Brits are unprepared for their financial futures

New research by lMoneySuperMarket, reveals many people in the UK haven’t even started thinking about their pension or saving for when they retire.
tenancy deposit

98% of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit rights

A brand new survey of over 1,000 Britons involved in the UK private rental sector has found a staggering and worrying lack of knowledge when it comes to tenancy deposit laws and rights
christmas workforce

Are we paying the Christmas workforce enough?

A new report has revealed the financial cuts by employees when rewarding their Christmas workforce
Financial markets in Europe

Financial markets in Europe: Is it possible to avoid a crisis?

Gunnar Hökmark MEP from the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) explores the world of financial markets in Europe and asks if it is possible to avoid a crisis. He also explains the potential impact of the role of disruptive change to new technologies on the market
breaking the bank

How to spread festive cheer without breaking the bank

Kelly Feehan, Service Director, CABA, provides us with some top tips on how you can still spread festive cheer without breaking the bank this Christmas 
Christmas bonus

Millions of workers to benefit from Christmas bonus

Millions of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas bonus from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget

The finances of the European Union, including the research budget is placed under the spotlight by Günther H.Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources at the European Commission
pension engagement

Pensions engagement and digitisation on the agenda as Minister visits HiBob

Guy Opperman MP, the Minister for Pensions, has paid a visit to HiBob - the transformative people management and pensions platform - and taken part in a discussion on the digitisation of pensions and driving engagement with saving for the future
taxation

Research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply

In the first of three articles, Bernd Hayo, Professor at the University of Marburg highlights recent macroeconomic research on the effects of taxation on the economy, including labour supply
modern investor

Why modern investors face greater challenges than ever before

The world keeps changing, and it sometimes seems as though the pace of change is increasing all the time. There are many problems and challenges facing modern investors that just weren't an issue 50, 20 or even ten years ago
money worries

Research reveals kids worry about their parents not having enough money

To mark Talk Money week, Equifax reveals how children deal with family money worries
pay gap in the UK

Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender pay gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6%, the average woman in the workplace still earn less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over 40 with 12.8%

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