UK Money

A Cure for All Your Money Troubles

Steve Bugeja | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Bugeja

Everyone's got money troubles. The average UK person has got less of it than in 2009, the Government is short by about £70 billion every year and I've switched from tesco own brand custard creams to Aldi own brand custard creams. Basically everyone is skint. Now, what I'm about to tell you may seem shocking, but it's true.

Does Having Money Make You Happy?

Kitty Ussher | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK
Kitty Ussher

It looks like there is good news for people out there stuck in the rat race and wondering what it's all about, apparently there is a connection between affluence and happiness. So don't chuck in the day job quite yet then.

These Are The 'Frightening' Effects Of Tax Credit Cuts On Real People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

People have spoken out on the effect Tory cuts to tax credits will have on them and their families, as a new Labour campaign is launched to stop them....

Cost Of Raising Kids Increases To Nearly £87,000

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents

The cost of raising children up to the age of 11 is now nearly £87,000, which is equivalent to £650 a month, according to a new study. Halifax's...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Robin Hood Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

Britain's shadow chancellor John McDonnell is set to to unveil the Labour Party's backing for the Financial Transaction Tax, more commonly known as th...

Thatcher Should Be On US Bank Notes, Says Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics

US Republican Presidential-hopeful Jeb Bush has claimed Margaret Thatcher should have her face featured on the $10 note. Jeb, the brother and son o...

Of Refugees and Realities

Gerry Flynn | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK
Gerry Flynn

Somewhere as a species we made a wrong turn and ventured forth down a bleak alley that leads to the veritable knife fight in a skip that modern society is becoming. Because what else are money, economics, politics, state borders and so on, but a fiction in which we collectively believe.

5 Money-Saving Travel Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The real world can be expensive and with university starting up, it’s a little bit too easy to get overexcited with your spending. While we can’t ...

How to Successfully Navigate Student Finance

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leeanne Boulton

If you find your money is draining away too quickly, you could consider getting a job. There will be plenty of employers looking for workers to cover shifts in pubs, cafes and shops at the start of the new academic year.

Common Misconceptions: The Printing Presses

Christopher Bacon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

There is a common conception, a common metaphor, held by many people that the government has the ability to print money. Along with this conception al...

Is Corbynomics Too Good to Be True?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

What makes me nervous is the way Corbyn and his allies are flourishing QE as though it solves all economic problems at a stroke. Using the power of money creation is not something that can be done irresponsibly; it must be subject to two important constraints.

Londoners Are Upset Someone Paid To Have Their Bus Stop Moved

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

A homeowner on a wealthy London street upset locals by paying thousands to have a bus stop moved away from outside their home. Residents from Maida...

In Praise of Permanent Budget Deficits

Christopher Bacon | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

A permanent budget deficit would not be inflationary because the economy is not operating at full capacity. Even if it were operating at full capacity, a (smaller) deficit would still be required to maintain that state of affairs.

Chancers: The Weird World of Professional Gambling

Jak Hutchcraft | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Jak Hutchcraft

Once upon a time the word 'gambler' might have made you think of sweaty, grey-faced men in trackie-bottoms glaring vacuously at fruit machines or screaming at horses on the TV. But gambling is so ubiquitous in Britain today that any stigmatisms it had may be becoming something of the past.

Do You Lie to Your Partner About Money?

Zahra Razavi | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

As much as I can appreciate that finances should be private to some extent, and that individuals have a right to be considered separately from their partners, I just can't imagine keeping a secret credit card or putting lots of effort into hiding big purchases from my partner on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn't dream of hiding £100,000 from him!

A Student Summer Holiday On A Shoestring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One of the biggest downsides to being a student is three months of summer holiday and no cash to do anything with it, although it's the perfect time t...

The UK's Most Affordable Student Cities Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Lovett | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Belfast has been revealed as the most affordable city for students to live and study in, followed closely by Nottingham and Southampton, as shown by a...

Budget 2015: Are British Young People the New Illegal Immigrants

Nathan Coyle | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nathan Coyle

If you are rich and over 25 you really are living the dream thanks to Mr Osborne and his little red box. It's absolutely excellent to see restrictions being lifted on inheritance tax and your banker mates getting financially rewarded for taking ridiculous risks, life is good. So you are under 25? Oh, that is a bit more awkward, sorry about that!

Who Are The Most Successful and How to Be More Like Them

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Successful people come from all backgrounds, you can be a success at any age and men and women have every chance of being a success at what they do. This means that personality traits and actions are more likely to be an indicator of success, and these are some of the traits you will find in a broad range of successful people.

Tsipras - Hero of the Left or Just Reckless?

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

20th of June saw the London anti-Austerity protests as one of the largest London demonstrations in years, as people turned out to stand against Camero...

15 Money Hacks For A Cheap Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Car sharing, taking an old phone and making your own wellies for a pound are just some of the top money saving tips for festivals, according to expert...

Crowdfunding is Popular: But Would You Crowdfund Your Funeral?

Emily McLaren | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emily McLaren

It's yet to be seen whether or not funeral crowdfunding will really take off, but with the number of dedicated funeral crowdfunding platforms already out there, there's certainly an audience for it.

Funerals Are So Costly They're Plunging Families Into Poverty

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK

A charity has launched a new campaign to tackle funeral poverty, after it was revealed that the cost of dying has risen seven times faster than the co...

Osborne's Attack on Democracy

Christopher Bacon | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

Osborne's new framework is a joke, but reveals the contempt the Conservatives have for the democratic will of parliament. Any future (chartalist) government will be able to revoke the framework, returning the Treasury to a subordinate position. Until then, British democracy will have been weakened by the arbitrary, self-imposed "rules" that serve only a few and narrow interests.

Sex Pistols Sell Artwork To Virgin Money, Twitter Thinks Punk Is Most Definitely Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Virgin Money has announced the launch of a range of Sex Pistols-branded credit cards, featuring artwork from their iconic punk albums. With the sl...