UK Money

What is the Value of Money?

Lewis Worrow | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Today, almost every country uses a system of fiat money, which we may define as "currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is no...

Placing Two Women On Scottish Banknotes A 'Significant Step'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

Two of Scotland's greatest female thinkers, a poet and a scientist, will feature for the first time on a new batch of banknotes. Nan Shepherd and Mary...

A Pension Is Not a Benefit

Jacqui Wright | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Politics
Jacqui Wright

The good news is that the government have admitted that they did in fact enforce this action a bit too quick without giving enough notice to everyone concerned, but it's not going to change the retirement age. But it has been mentioned that maybe some women can retire earlier on a reduced pension, but nothing concrete yet, so let's hope this gets resolved at last.

Betting on The Grand National Was More Fun for Clueless People

Sophie Alderson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Everyone's betting on the Grand National and nobody knows what they're doing. That's how Saturday 9th played out amongst my friends.

All The Details Of David Cameron's Tax Return

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.04.2016 | UK

David Cameron had a taxable income of more than £200,000 in 2014-15 and paid almost £76,000 in tax, an unprecedented release of his personal finance...

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

How The UK's National Living Wage Compares To The Rest Of Europe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

This is how the UK's new national living wage compares to the minimum wages for other countries in Europe. The new legal pay rate for over 25s is £7....

Getting The New National Living Wage Could Mean Squat If Your Boss Slashes Your Benefits

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Britain's new 'national living wage' could lead to employers slashing overtime, weekend pay, bonuses and benefits - meaning workers could be no better...

We Asked People How Much You Need To Earn To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

How much money would you need to be paid to be happy? From 1 April, the Government is introducing a new 'national living wage' meaning that everyone o...

What Is The National Living Wage?

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Up to one in three workers in some parts of Britain will receive a pay rise when the new 'national living wage' comes into effect today [Friday], acco...

Richest 1% Took Quarter Of New UK Wealth Since 2000

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

The richest 1% of the UK’s population has pocketed more than a quarter of the wealth created in Britain since 2000, it has been revealed. Over the p...

Why You Don't 'Deserve' Anything

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

Richer households are less likely to give to charity. Having money removes us more and more from the rest of society (no bus, no shared accommodation) so bit by bit we find ourselves less empathetic, less charitable. And we don't deserve it. The world is a rigged game of Monopoly.

Louise Ridley

This Company Has Published Every Worker's Salary Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK

This is Joel. He's 28, and he earns $218,000 (£153,000) a year. Everyone knows that, because it's on this public spreadsheet. All the salaries are...

How You Scare Away the Money

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Your body is the first to know whether you have any blocks around money. It will know that faster than your brain (no wonder, as it has millions of nerve cells perceiving information!). You will feel discomfort or a liberating sensation when thinking about spending it in a particular way.

It's OK to Fail

Luke Cameron | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

We are conditioned into thinking that success is good and failure is bad. But the truth of the matter is, that failure isn't bad - it's actually a very good thing. It is through failing that we learn and grow; we understand our limitations, our true ambitions and our inner most desires.

Raising A Child Costs 'More Than A Semi-Detached House'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Parents

Raising a child to the age of 21 costs "more than the average semi-detached house", a new report has found. Across the UK, the typical parent is li...

A Surprising Amount Of People Have Stayed In A Relationship For Money

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Valentine's Day may be just around the corner but it seems romance is well and truly dead. A new survey has revealed that nearly one fifth (16%) of...

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.

Maintenance Grants: What's All The Fuss About?

Kadie Eve | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Eve

Now don't get me wrong, I am no supporter of the Tories. But on this occasion I must ask students, is this really the most important thing to you? Is this really the worst thing this government has done to us? If you think so then I would like to send you back to 2010 when the Conservative majority government tripled our tuition fees.

Teen Works Out It Is Cheaper To Fly Via Berlin Than Get A Direct Train Home

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK

A teenager discovered it was cheaper for him to travel from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin, rather than going direct - although he only saved £8 in th...

How Chance Chat With Cabbie Landed This Glasgow Man With £1M Lotto Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

A Glaswegian man has collected £1 million in lottery prize funds after an extremely lucky conversation with a taxi driver. The man, who is in his...

You Don't Need to Be Middle Class to Be a Beauty Blogger, But It Helps

Louise Kennedy | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Style
Louise Kennedy

Bella sets her camera up on a tripod, making sure to position it in front of a window to get the most light. She checks herself in the camera screen, brushes her hair behind her ears, and takes a deep breath.

Is It Time the Debt Arrangement Scheme Is Expanded Into England and Wales?

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

Research released earlier this week by BBC News that personal debt in the United Kingdom has topped £180bn certainly won't make easy reading for the ...

Why It's Not Wrong to Say 'Show Me the Money!'

Jo Rourke | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK
Jo Rourke

After years of freelancing, I officially launched Silver Tongue in 2013. I had a grand reason for it. The grandest. The greatest. I was going to set a...

Someone In Britain Has Won £33m.. But Doesn't Know It Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK

The winner of the remaining £33 million half of the UK's biggest-ever Lotto jackpot has still not come forward, well over a week after the headline-g...