Debt is a serious problem. It is not just a problem for those unfortunate enough to be struggling with financial difficulties, but for all of us - debt costs society £8.3billion. These costs come in the form of additional health care costs, increased welfare spending, and reduced workplace productivity.
Our major survey of British family finances finds that 15 million people are already showing signs of financial difficulty, 13million wouldn't have the savings to keep up with their essentials bills for a month if their income dropped by a quarter, and 16million would consider using unsecured credit to keep up with essentials.
Help to Buy is bringing homeownership to within touching distance for thousands of younger buyers earlier than they may have thought possible. But it's important to remember that the deposit is just part of the equation and consideration must be given to how much you can afford to borrow - and crucially repay in the years to come.
The current 'see it, buy it' credit card culture has meant that for many people financial goals no longer exist. However, many major financial commitments such as buying a property, saving for retirement or investing in your business can't be paid for by credit card and take real planning and dedication to save for.
Cyber crime is growing. In 2011, Trustwave, the cyber security firm, performed 42% more investigations into suspected data breaches than in 2010 - largely due to a jump in sophisticated hack attacks on companies' computer systems. That is why it is so important for businesses to be aware of the risks they face online and how they can protect themselves.
A furious war of words has broken out between the Taxpayer’s Alliance and the government over claims that members of the British Council have wasted...
Low pay it is having a deeply damaging effect on the lives of children in Britain. These children, whose parents, according to UNICEF, 'often work long hours or work several jobs to makes ends meet', face a long list of disadvantages: greater risk of obesity, heart disease and mental health problems.