UK Money

Should an Artist Make Money?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Lorenzo Belenguer

Money is the dirty word in the Art World. Damien Hirst is constantly being criticised for making too much money. He has sold out as many people would say. However, no artist is being criticised for making too little or virtually zero

Why I Love Cash and Hate Contactless

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech
Vivi Friedgut

As someone who regularly calls for innovation and necessary disruption in the financial sector it might seem strange, what I am about to say. I don't like contactless cards.

What Sugar Daddies Taught Me About Student Debt

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

More needs to be done to help students who are unable to cope financially to prevent them resorting to such drastic measures. It is possible women are being forced into, what is essentially, the sex industry by their lack of money and ability to fund their education.

I'm Going Dutch

Lea Emery | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Lea Emery

Since paying the bill is such a social quagmire, why don't we clear things up once and for all? In the beginning, there is no reason for men to pick up the entire check. None.

What My Mother Told Me

Donna Ida Thornton | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Ida Thornton

Mother's Day is soon approaching and with International Women's Day last Saturday, suddenly everything seems to be about women, and Mums, and how much we really do learn from them. The people I look to for inspiration are all women, every single one of them.

My Moral Obligations to Non-existent Debt

Scottee | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Scottee

I'm being asked to pay back £1000 to a bank that has reportedly contributed to the national, if not global financial crisis, a bank who sold dead debt to profit from it. Who has the moral obligation to payback?

Minimum Wage 'Not Enough' For London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK

Most Londoners do not believe the minimum wage is enough to live on in the capital, according to a new study. A survey of 2,200 people across Londo...

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.02.2014 | 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.'

Do You Have This 50p Coin? It Could Be Worth £24

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

The Royal Mint is encouraging people to rifle through their loose change to discover whether an "incredibly rare" 50 pence piece is hiding in their wa...

The Government Failed To Collect Over £22 BILLION Owed To It

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

At least £22 billion of overdue debt was owed to the Government for reasons including unpaid taxes, fines and benefit overpayments but officials have...

Here's Why Most Of You Won't Be Getting A Pay Rise

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics

Many workers expect pay to be frozen or remain below inflation this year amid warnings that the "severe fall" in real wages will not be reversed until...

Here's Why Your Wages Will Be Growing 'Painfully Slowly' In 2015 (GRAPH)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Politics

Household incomes will only start to rise next year, but only at a "painfully slow" rate, new research by the Resolution Foundation has found. ...

Three Ways You Can Actually Make Money From Home, Written by an Agoraphobic

Rebecca Walton | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Rebecca Walton

As someone who fears leaving my house, I know all too well the difficulties of being told that you're fit for work by ATOS or the DWP, when you're not. After all, who is going to employ someone who can't actually go to the workplace?

Pay the Writer

Sara Sheridan | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

A lot of writers don't only earn less than the national average wage, they earn far less than the minimum wage. I'm not talking about writers who are unpublished or indeed, failed by any measure - I'm talking about people whose books have been taken on by bona fide publishers and whose work is building a steady, if not bestselling following.

GRAPH: Your Wages Have Been In The Longest Decline On Record

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' take-home pay has been in its longest sustained fall since records began in 1964, official figures say. This startling graph from the Offi...

How Online Money Transfers May Be Exploiting the UK's Immigrants

Jessica Kröger | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Jessica Kröger

It's therefore important for customers to be aware that various MTOs charge vastly different rates for the exact same service. For instance, moving £120 from the UK to India may cost a mere £2.90 through one provider and £10 through another.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

You Won't Be Better Off By 2015, Study Warns

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Living standards are unlikely to have recovered to their pre-crash levels by the time of next year's general election, a leading economic think tank h...

HSBC Bank Refuses To Let Customers Withdraw Large Sums

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

HSBC have been accused of quizzing customers withdrawing large sums on cash on what they want to spend it on - and demanding proof of what they will p...

Job-Seeking Audience: A Truth

Verity Nelson | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Verity Nelson

To all of those who are part of the job seeking audience and every graduate who feels worthless, hold on. When we get jobs, we will be so happy we will become fried eggs, not hard boiled. I feel better having written this. I will eventually get a job and then I will be able to humblebrag and moan just like everyone else on Facebook. Until then, I'm avoidng eggs......

Internships May Be Modern Day Slavery - But Don't Take That Chance Away From Me

Olivia Haddow | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Haddow

I wake up at 6.15am to take the train to work (commuting from mum and dad's, the intern's lot) and most days I wake up before the alarm goes off, buzzing for a new day. This is a pretty strange feeling, I must admit, but it's bloody brilliant. So, like I said, don't take this opportunity away from me - it's my only chance to get on the career ladder.

Nationalising Wonga

Ben G. Jones | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben G. Jones

If ever there is a company representing the most abhorrent and vile aspects of modern Britain, Wonga is surely it. Today, I make the case for taking the fight to payday loans companies which represent the financial sector at its very worst. The time has come, I argue, for a state-run alternative to Wonga.

The Best Years of Our Lives?

Anthony Curley | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Anthony Curley

The average under 25-year-old who contacts StepChange has unsecured debt of £5,471. Small wonder growing numbers are falling into the clutches of parasitic payday lenders. In 2012, 42% of the charity's young clients had taken out a payday loan, rocketing up from 25% in 2011.

How Do Tory MPs Want David Cameron To Woo Poor Voters?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been urged to increase the national minimum wage in a bid to win back poor voters who have lost faith in capitalism, Tory MPs have w...

Managing Your Finances In Five Easy Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

New year, new resolutions right? And we're betting one of them is getting your finances in line? If we're bang on the money (sorry), read on.. S...