UK Wealth

The World's 1% Are Richer Than You Could Possibly Imagine

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Politics

The world's richest people, better known as "the 1%", are much wealthier than it is possible to calculate, according to shocking new research. Man...

LOOK: 9 Amazingly Fancy Things You Can Buy If You're Rather Rich

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

London is currently hosting art galleries from across the world in the confines of The Royal Hospital Chelsea as specialists have gathered together th...

A Man Isn't a Financial Plan

Tania O'Donnell | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tania O'Donnell

Whenever my income falls a bit short, I get a loan or, more often, a grant from The Bank of Gary - aka my husband. This provides a financial safety net, but it is contrary to the advice many wise mothers give to their daughters: have your own money and don't rely on a man. Should women be especially cautious about relying financially on their partners?

The Inequality Row: Has the Penny Dropped?

John Nickson | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK
John Nickson

Evidence of increasing inequality has been accumulating for 30 years. Taxes were reduced, the financial, property and IT sectors boomed and billionaires appeared. Since then, the number of billionaires based in Britain is reported to have increased tenfold to 104.

UK Will Soon Be Just A 'Tiny Elite And Sprawling Proletariat'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Britain will be left with a "tiny elite and huge sprawling proletariat" who have no chance of "clawing their way out of a hand-to-mouth existence" in ...

Britain Is the Billionaire Capital of the World: Good or Bad?

John Nickson | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK
John Nickson

It IS good news that more British people are more prosperous and that the richest people in the world regard Britain as a safe haven and politically stable. The bad news is that growing inequality is approaching pre first world war levels. The richest 10% in Britain own 44% of total national wealth, five times more than the poorest 50% of the population who collectively own 9%.

The 2014 Sunday Times Rich List Is Britain's Badge of Shame

John Wight | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK
John Wight

The revelation that the UK is now officially home to more billionaires per head of population than any other country in the entire world is a badge of shame.

How to Tax the Rich - in 10 Easy Steps

Joseph Finlay | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Finlay

Whatever the make up of the next government - one thing is for certain - it will need to find more revenue. All parties are committed to deficit reduction, and as services and benefits have already been cut to the bone, the only way is to increase taxes on those who can afford it most. Raising taxes is always politically tricky.

How to Think Your Way to Prosperity

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Shifting the way we think allows us to overcome and learn from our past mistakes. This change in perspective may empower us to take appropriate action to change our life for the better. Sometimes it's important to dig deep into our subconscious mind to discover where we have limiting and self-defeating beliefs so that we can replace them with more positive ones.

Happiness Matters More Than Wealth, Say Majority of People

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

For too long, we've defined progress mainly in economic and material terms. It's now time for a new vision for the 'good society' - where we put wellbeing ahead of wealth and focus more on the things that really matter.

Osborne 'Helps Richest Fifth' Of Britons With Tax Change

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has agreed to raise the 40p income tax threshold following complaints that the Tories needed to help the "middling professionals" affec...

Who Needs to Be a Millionaire?

Megan Hughes | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a recent interview in the Observer, Vince Cable admitted that he '[doesn't] understand why people need a million quid a year'. He isn't the first to question the growing divide between rich and poor, but he is one of the most high-profile politicians to do so in recent times...

Healthy as the New Wealthy

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

I often end my yoga classes with this thought: If you are feeling strong, in good health and at peace then take a moment to have gratitude for how rich you are. For it is only he who has a healthy body and sound mind who can truly consider himself a wealthy being.

Let Them Eat Cake!

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

Davos, as it is commonly called, provides a valuable opportunity for some of the 2,500 delegates to meet at the numerous 'black tie' parties and other lavish events laid on so that they can agree business deals that will add to their personal fortunes. For political leaders it is a chance to hobnob with the 'great and good' and, perhaps, to agree on policies that will garner some votes at the next election.

Tiny Elite Who Could Fit Onto This Bus Are As Wealthy As 3.5 BILLION Poorest

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

The richest 85 people in the world, who could fit onto a single double-decker bus, have just as much wealth as the poorest half of world. The shock...

10 Tips For Success From The REAL Wolf Of Wall Street

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The controversial new movie Wolf of Wall Street is hitting UK cinemas, a three-hour financial romp that depicts the rise and fall of maverick American...

Blair Made HOW Much In His 'Best Year Yet'?

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

Tony Blair has banked over £13 million to mark his most financially successful year since stepping down as prime minister. Blair's wealth, includi...

Are Beautiful People Better At Business?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Beauty appears to be the secret for wealth, two male economists from the University of Wisconsin have found in a new study after rating chief executiv...

Children Of '60s And '70s To Rely On Inherited Wealth

PA | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

The children of the 1960s and 1970s will only be better off than the previous generation when they retire due to inherited wealth, a leading economic ...

LOOK: 10 Ludicrously Expensive Christmas Gift Ideas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Christmas is coming. Black Friday has passed and shops are likely to be out of stock soon. People may worry if they haven't got their Christmas pr...

The Future Is Ours to Decide: Putting Our Mouth Where Our Money Is

Kester Brewin | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Clearly, the technologies that gadgets such as Glass employ are stunning. But we must not then be stunned by them. Because it is possible to have such tools, does not mean that we should adopt them.

Spending Cuts 'Deeper For Northerners'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

Poor areas across England and Scotland have suffered larger budget cuts of around £100 per head than affluent ones, a new study has found. The res...

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How 'Stonkingly Rich' Is BoJo?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has admitted to wondering what his life would be like if he was "stonkingly rich". Writing in the Telegraph today about how much the ...

Why is the Middle Class Becoming Poorer? Because of the Transfer Economy!

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

In the past 30 years, if we look at a country like the US, which can be considered the most visible democracy on earth, about 50% of the country's GDP was transferred from the bottom 90% of the taxpayers to the richest 1% of the Americans. This happened in front of everyone's eyes, in popularly elected governments and freedom of speech.

'Yes I Own A £2 Million Flat, It Doesn't Mean I'm Rich'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

Yan Assoun, head of an $8 million-a-year banking firm, insisted that he had no money and could not pay his ex-wife's legal fees in a divorce case, des...