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November 3, 2010

MP launches campaign to save the chequebook

by Kay Murchie
”MP
David Ward, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bradford East, has launched a campaign to save the chequebook. The campaign comes after the UK Payments Council voted to phase out cheques on 31 October 2018, but stated that cheques will not be phased out until an “accessible and acceptable” alternative payment system is introduced. Cheque usage continues to decline as consumers opt to ...




October 19, 2010

TUC attacks Government’s spending cuts

by Kay Murchie
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July 7, 2010

Mortgage detail beyond most home owners

by Gill Montia
”Mortgage
Three-quarters of mortgage holders don’t know how an interest rate rise of 1% would affect their monthly outgoings, according to new research from the Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB). The study also found that over half of home owners questioned expect rates to change in the next nine months, although one in seven had no idea whether their mortgage was on a ...




April 11, 2010

Conservative party proposes tax breaks for married couples

by Kay Murchie
”Conservative
The Conservative party is continuing with its election campaign by proposing to make four million married couples and civil partners £150 a year better off. The tax break would apply to basic rate taxpayers earning under £44,000 where one partner does not use their full personal tax-free income allowance. Speaking about the married couples allowance, shadow chancellor George Osborne ...




February 11, 2010

Bill Nighy supports Robin Hood tax campaign

by David Masters
Bill Nighy supports Robin Hood tax campaign
Bill Nighy has pledged his support for a campaign to impose a "Robin Hood tax" on speculative financial transactions between banks. The actor, famous for his roles in Pirates of the Caribbean and Love Actually, has joined forces with director Richard Curtis to make a three-minute film explaining how the tax would work. In the film, Nighy plays a smug City banker ...




February 8, 2010

Church snubs mining company over ethical concerns

by David Masters
Church snubs mining company over ethical concerns
The finance arm of the Church of England has said it will withdraw its £2.5 million investment from Vedanta, an India-based mining project, over concerns about human rights abuses by the company. In a statement released Friday, the church said Vedanta has not done enough to improve its respect for human rights. Campaigners who believe the church should invest ethically have long ...




October 23, 2009

NAO reveals pensions overpaying £250m in tax

by Kay Murchie
NAO reveals pensions overpaying £250m in tax
A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed that around 1.5 million pensioners have made overpayments in income tax due to processing errors. Furthermore, the NAO revealed that around 3.2 million were neglecting to take up their allowance entitlements. The watchdog also estimated that half a million pensions have underpaid tax, by an average £207. According to the NAO, the errors ...




September 24, 2009

MIB reveals uninsured drivers report

by Kay Murchie
”MIB
The Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) has revealed that London has the highest number of uninsured drivers after a report discovered that more than 1.7 million people drove without cover last year. Thirteen percent of vehicles in Greater London were found to be driven illegally - the highest proportion for any region. The Bureau, which compensates people in accidents with uninsured drivers, said ...




September 8, 2009

Government adverts for those on the brink of repossession

by Gill Montia
”Government
The Government is to target areas of England with high levels of repossession with a new advertising campaign, the BBC has reported. Hotspots include: Barking and Dagenham, Corby, Knowsley, Salford, Newham, Walsall, Redditch, Halton, Sandwell, Wolverhampton, Bolton, Reading, Swindon, Northampton, and Cannock Chase. Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Sunderland, Wigan, and Kingston-upon-Hull are some of the major conurbations involved in the ...




July 27, 2009

Chancellor faces out banks on lending to SMEs

by Gill Montia
Chancellor faces out banks on lending to SMEs
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is set for a run-in with the UK's bailed-out banks this week, over lending to small businesses. The BBC has reported that Alistair Darling is "extremely concerned" that banks are charging high rates to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), despite pledges made on commercial lending in return for taxpayer support. The Chancellor has invited bank ...




July 7, 2009

NHF launches “Save our Villages” campaign

by Gill Montia
”NHF
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has launched its "Save our Villages" campaign. The body, which represents not-for-profit housing associations in England, asserts that housing in rural areas is more expensive than in cities and towns, and often way beyond the means of many local residents. It warns that rural England is becoming "the preserve of the wealthy and the isolated ...




April 23, 2009

UK’s £1bn crackdown on tax evaders

by Peter Charalambous
”UK’s
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has embarked on a new campaign in order to get millions of pounds of unpaid tax from offshore bank accounts and has used the 2009 Budget to introduce the new “offshore disclosure opportunity” which will run until March 2010. It is an invitation to people with offshore accounts to disclose if they have failed to pay tax ...




March 20, 2009

Make pension reviews a priority, IFAs told

by David Masters
Make pension reviews a priority, IFAs told
Independent financial advisors (IFAs) should make pension reviews a priority and, if possible, conduct them ahead of schedule, Zurich said this week. Good pension planning is vital following the economic crisis, Zurich said, and advisers should encourage their clients to undertake pension reviews now in light of the credit crunch. Many people saving for retirement will need to reassess their investments and ...




January 28, 2009

Lloyds reunites customers with forgotten savings

by David Masters
Lloyds reunites customers with forgotten savings
Lloyds Banking Group launched a new campaign this week to reunite customers with £100 million held in dormant bank accounts. The banking group - created this month by a merger between Lloyds TSB and Halifax Bank of Scotland - said it is paying for a national advertising drive that will encourage customers to check if they have untouched money in accounts they've ...




November 18, 2008

Which? asks the Government where is consumer bailout?

by Kay Murchie
”Which?
Following the Government’s announcement last month that billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money will be pumped into the UK’s struggling banks, consumer group, Which? says now is the time for banks to help out consumers. The group, which has introduced a new campaign to reform banking, said the Government must ensure that the banks are putting consumers at the heart ...