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Providing a new set of tools to alleviate debt  

In recognition of Debt Awareness Week, Lubaina Manji, Senior Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges, explores how open banking has enabled fintech to provide a new set of tools to alleviate debt.
finances during self-isolation

How can tech help people manage finances during self-isolation

Yiannis Faf, CEO of What We Want, explains how consumers can use technology, such as app-based banking, to manage their finances during self-isolation.
pro-poor

Pro-poor policy: What is the role of aspirations failure?

Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Chair in Political Economy, discusses an often-overlooked policy question: What is the relationship between aspiration failure and the continuation of poverty?
survive the Covid-19 pandemic

How can small businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic?

Peter Buckle, Chartered Financial Planner & Certified Financial Planner & Principal of Buckle & Partners Ltd, advises how small businesses and entrepreneurs can survive the Covid-19 pandemic.
public sector finance

Rockford Associates: Accounts Payable Review aids Public Sector Finance

Here, Rockford Associates explain their experiences of recovery audit work and case study results.
tampon tax, rishi sunak budget

Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
public procurement

Public procurement: The forgotten lead generation tool?

Jason Kay, CEO of LiveLead focuses our thoughts on public procurement and ponders if this is the forgotten lead generation tool.
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.
Deleveraging, Shadow Banking and the Chinese Economy

Deleveraging, Shadow Banking and the Chinese Economy

Kent Matthews and Zhiguo Xiao write about the complex situation of shadow banking in China.
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.
0% electric company car tax

How does the new 0% electric company car tax work? 

Elliot McGuire, Motoring Expert at LeaseFetcher, details everything you need to know about the new 0% electric company car tax in this article.
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.
green transport, low emission

Green Transport – Hydrogen on trial

Here, several common questions about the viability of green transport in the imminent future are discussed in depth.
unexplained wealth orders, BCL solicitors

Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will Zamira Hajiyeva’s appeal open the floodgates?

John Binns, Financial Crime team at BCL Solicitors, discusses the implications of the appeal against Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO).
public sector market

Public sector market awarded £93 billion worth of contracts in 2019

Despite the uncertainty with Brexit, in 2019 the public sector market grew by 17% and awarded £93 billion worth of contracts, according to a report by Tussell.
UK employment law, Ius laboris

What are the changes for UK employment law in 2020?

In this article, Sean Dempsey and Richard Lister of UK law firm, Lewis Silkin take a look at what’s coming up in UK employment law in 2020.
Student paramedics

Student paramedics to receive yearly £5,000 payment support

For the first time under NHS funding, student paramedics will receive £5,000 a year to support them whilst they are at university.
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.

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