Personal Finance

Royal Mail privatisation: good idea? Does the private sector always work best?

This may come as a shock. But apparently there used to be a system in the UK where if you wanted to send a message to someone, you wrote it down on a piece of paper, put the paper in a flat paper bag known as an envelope, stuck an...Read More

Disposable income: only London, South East and East above average

How much money do you have left after tax, and benefits? If it was more than £16,034 in 2011, then you are above average.

Mind you, it does depend on where you live.

London disposable income was on average £20,509. It was £18,087 in the South East and...Read More

Posted Apr 26, 2013

The UK may have pulled out of recession, but watch out for the slippery, sliding road beginning with an S

If you had read the ‘Sunday Times’ this weekend you could be forgiven for believing the UK is at last on the mend. The good old days are set to return. No more bust; lots more boom. Except –

Well, before we get to the ‘except’ part, let’s remind ourselves of...Read More

Posted Oct 24, 2012

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