Speeding Fines: What Are the New Speeding Penalties?

changes to speeding fines
 
Published: 24/04/2017 and written by Emily Rose

Those caught speeding throughout England and Wales will now face stricter rules and tougher punishment. The new sentencing guidelines mean drivers travelling at over 41mph in a 20 zone, could be fined up to 175% […]

Review of the Sunday Papers: Finance Stories from the Weekend

Review of the Sunday papers
 
Published: 03/04/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

The new tax year starts on the 6th of April, which means one thing – a rise in prices to bring household costs in line with inflation. This was the main story in a lot […]

Bank of England to Keep Polymer £5 Notes Despite Petitions

Bank of England to Keep Polymer £5 Notes Depsite Petitions
 
Published: 15/03/2017 and written by Robert Rosen

The Bank of England have said they will be keeping the current £5 notes, despite protests and petitions. The Bank have said they will not be changing the animal fat £5 notes, and will be […]

The Spring Budget 2017: Everything You Need to Know

The Spring Budget 2017 Everything You Need to Know
 
Published: 09/03/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered the Spring Budget, addressing the need for more funding for social care, new qualifications to encourage young people to take on technical studies, and a need to crack down on […]

UK Government Criticised for Not Addressing the Gender Pay Gap

UK Government Criticised for Not Addressing the Gender Pay Gap
 
Published: 07/03/2017 and written by Leanne Sherman

The UK government has been criticised for not doing enough to reduce the gender pay gap. The Women and Equalities Committee has said the government hasn’t acted on the recommendations they gave for tackling the […]

New £1 Coin Set to Be Released Later This Month

New £1 Coin Set to Be Released Later This Month
 
Published: 28/02/2017 and written by Patrick Smith

The new £1 coin is set to be released later this month, and people are being urged to get rid of their old coins. As of October this year, the old £1 coins will become worthless. […]

British Gas Announce New £100million Customer Loyalty Scheme

British Gas Announce New £100million Customer Loyalty Scheme
 
Published: 27/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

British Gas have announced they will be launching a new customer loyalty scheme in April, worth £100million. The scheme will be offered to millions of customers who will be able to take advantage of deals […]

Low Income Families Have Less Than £100 in Savings

Low Income Families Have Less Than £100 in Savings
 
Published: 24/02/2017 and written by Robert Rosen

Low income families in the UK have on average less than £100 in savings, according to a recent report. Families earning £1,500 or less each month were found to have an average of £95 in […]

Businesses Named and Shamed for Not Paying National Minimum Wage

businesses named and shamed for not paying national minimum wage
 
Published: 23/02/2017 and written by Leanne Sherman

Almost 360 businesses have been named and shamed for not paying employees the National Minimum Wage (NMW). The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, released the data which shows around 15,500 employees were not […]

Fall in UK Weekly Spending on Alcohol and Tobacco

Brits spending less on alcohol and tobacco
 
Published: 22/02/2017 and written by Natasha Krovak

According to a recent survey, Brits are spending less on alcohol and tobacco, and more on restaurants and hotels. The annual Family Spending Survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), asked 5,000 […]