UK Wealth

Chuck Bass' Lesson In Hypocrisy: The Rich Kids Of Instagram

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Materialism is a trait that defines both rich and poor. It isn't about holding wealth but a system that is "pre-occupied with the possessions and social image they project". We are all materialistic , whether we like it or not. To some extent, we have no control in this. We are constantly fed advertisements encouraging us to act as consumers rather than citizens and a level of obsession is sadly needed because money supports and sustains us.

Who Can Lead And Deliver Innovation For All Ages?

Stephen Burke | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

The fallout from the 2017 general election continues. Politics seems to be veering off the radar, with the government directionless and the opposition...

Baby Boomers Hoarding Half Of Britain's Wealth While Young Are Worse Off, Says Think Tank

The Huffington Post | Rachel Wearmouth | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics

The baby boomer generation own more than half of Britain’s £11 trillion of wealth while younger generations are missing out, a new report finds. A ...

Tory Care Pledge Needs To Be Replaced With Tax Funded Reform

Stephen Burke | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Of all the Tory manifesto pledges that are likely to be junked by the new government, the 'dementia tax' pledge on funding care will get some of the biggest cheers.

The Bank Of Mum And Dad

Jessica Pitt | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jessica Pitt

As property prices continue to soar in the West Country young people are increasingly relying on the "Bank of Mum and Dad" to help buy their first home - so much so that parents are now the 9th biggest lender in the country predicted to lend more than £6.5bn this year.

Focus On Just A Single Pillar Of The Good Life And You'll Achieve All Four

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

We all love the four pillars of the good life; health, wealth, love and happiness. And we often search for ways to attain a balance in all four. Unfortunately, read more, work out, eat healthy, work harder, be persistent -- these are often the sought of advice you get when searching for ways to attain this balance.

The Reality Of The Rich List

Dr Wanda Wyporska | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Dr Wanda Wyporska

The real question we should be asking is not whether vast new wealth is being created, it's whether this is a system that benefits the many, and what, on reaching such dizzying heights, we should ask of those at the top.

Cold Hearts Make Cold Feet

Seb Reilly | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Seb Reilly

There's something about the cold that I just love. Going outside in the frozen air, wrapped up in a thick coat and scarf and gloves; it's bracing yet refreshing. And then, of course, you get to go back inside where it is warm and cosy. Crank up the heating and cocoon within a solid building.

The Oxfam Inequality Report Is Telling The Wrong Story

Sam Dumitriu | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK
Sam Dumitriu

Oxfam blame Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's big bank accounts for everything from Brexit to Trump. They argue that increasing returns to those at the top is to blame for poverty at the bottom. And that we must fundamentally change our economic model to fix this. But it couldn't be further from the truth.

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

Is Attacking Pensioners The Best Way To Promote Intergenerational Families

Stephen Burke | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

After a lengthy inquiry, MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee have published their recommendations to tackle intergenerational fairness. In ...

Where Are The Class Divisions In Britain Today?

Kitty Ussher | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Politics
Kitty Ussher

The main point is simply that class still exists, that it manifests itself in things that matter, and that the solutions lie as much in regional and housing policy as they do in education and other forms of opportunity. And that this might be a good area for those on the left to explore, and Liverpool is as good a backdrop as any to start that exploration.

7 Bits Of London The Duke Of Westminster's Son Will Now Inherit

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

The Duke of Westminster has died suddenly aged 64, leaving nearly 300 acres of land in London’s most expensive areas to his 25-year-old son. The pro...

Wealth, Justice and Prosperity

Kwasi Kwarteng | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Politics
Kwasi Kwarteng

The success of the so called '1%' - bankers, financial speculators and entrepreneurs who control so much of modern wealth - is clearly visible. But what should the response of politicians be to growing inequality? How can we reconcile the obvious need to grow the economy while ensuring the weakest and most vulnerable in society do not get left behind?

This Is What Happens When You Break Down The World's Population Into 100 People

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK

If The World Were 100 People | GOOD DataWhen you shrink the world's population down to 100 people, this is what you get:Posted by GOOD on Monday, 14 M...

It's OK to Fail

Luke Cameron | Posted 19.02.2017 | 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.

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

Jo Rourke | Posted 21.01.2017 | 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...

Things Can Only Get Better. Don't Count on it

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

My reluctant bet is that by the end of 2016 the UK will be slipping back into at least a severe slowdown. I hope to lose.

Why Most Of The World Is Better Off Than You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK

One Swedish statistician is challenging people's perception of wealth and has stated that the world is better off than you think. Hans Rosling, wh...

Does Having Money Make You Happy?

Kitty Ussher | Posted 06.10.2016 | 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.

Revealed: What It's Like To Work For The Super-Rich

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

People are sharing their experiences of working for the super-rich, revealing the bizarre habits, attitudes, and expenditure of multi-millionaires. ...

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...

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

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 01.07.2016 | 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.

Polo, Is It for Everyone? Apparently So.

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Sport
Jasmine Dotiwala

So, we're slap bang in the middle of music festival and summer sports season, where the place where your bank balance sits financially, and where you are on the social class system, may dictate where you end up.

More Alarm Needed at Gap Between Super Rich and Rest of Us

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Something is just not adding up. Historically, those at the very top relied on those in the middle to ease their lives through skill and also to protect them from the bottom, with the gap from peak to trough far less than it is now. When the middle collapses, chaos really ensues.