UK Income

Things Can Only Get Better?

Stephen Evans | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

The General Election is just 10 months away. But the focus of its debate is a generational challenge to share the benefits of growth, in an environment of ongoing reductions in public spending. The good news is that the current squeeze in living standards is not inevitable and there are choices we make to reach a different outcome.

Did Thatcherism Fail Britons? This Graph Suggests It Did

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher's premiership was all about making capitalism popular, as Brits were encouraged to flock to buy shares in institutions like British ...

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

The Truth About Money and Happiness

Juliet Michaelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Juliet Michaelson

Well-being evidence has important implications for policy-making; we need to make sure the evidence is reported clearly so that the public and policy-makers alike understand what it shows about the most efficient ways to improve well-being.

The Secret To Happiness?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists in America have claimed the secret to happy relationships, a good education and a well-paid job is to wait until your 20s before you have s...

Nick Clegg's Calls for a 'Wealth Tax' Will Damage the UK Economy, Not Boost It

Edo Mapelli Mozzi | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Politics
Edo Mapelli Mozzi

That such a tax could have a devastating impact on the UK economy is by no means an understatement. We need to be focusing on encouraging growth, not discouraging people from working and running businesses in the UK.

Why Consumer Culture Must Shoulder Some Blame for the Riots

Steve McKevitt | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home
Steve McKevitt

I believe that the riots were, in part at least, a consequence of keeping people in a permanently dissatisfied state and persuading them that their lives will be improved by owning something they haven't got, can't afford and almost certainly don't need.

We've Got Everything We Want - So Why Are We So Bloody Miserable?

Steve McKevitt | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Steve McKevitt

We are living through a time of endless choice and unlimited convenience. Whether we're deciding on cars, mobile phones, holidays or simply which sandwich to have for lunch, the range of available options can be genuinely overwhelming. Yet with so much effort dedicated to giving us what we want, and enjoying unprecedented levels of income, entertainment, and calories as 21st century Britons, we don't appear any happier for it. In return for having Everything Now, we have to work harder and longer. According to the TUC, UK employees work some of the longest hours in Europe, so it's no surprise that unhappiness at work is often cited as a major cause of this broader discontent.

Throw Eggs at Hypocritical Politicians Who Attack Law-Abiding Jimmy Carr

John Fleming | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

What's all this bullshit over comedian Jimmy Carr paying 1% tax on his millions by exploiting a perfectly legal tax loophole?

'Perfect Storm' Creates Difficult Circumstances For Pensioners

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

People retiring this year expect to receive some £3,000 a year less than those who retired in 2008, a study has found. The typical retirement inco...

Divorcing in a Recession: Money, Money, Money!

Amanda McAlister | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda McAlister

Whatever the latest ONS statistics, one thing remains constant. There are thousands of daily pressures on every relationship of which money, or the lack of it, is just one.

St. Paul's Protesters Are Right, Now We Need Action

Sam Maule | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics
Sam Maule

The picture would be quite different if the top 1% were our country's doctors and teachers. A study by the New Economics Foundation has shown that leading city bankers, with incomes of £500,000 or more, destroy £7 of social value for every £1 they earn. By comparison, hospital cleaners generate £10 of social value for every £1 they earn.

Pensioner Income 'At 18-Month Low'

PA | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Pensioners' income has fallen to an 18-month low with more retired people dipping into their savings to keep afloat, new research...