Monthly Archives: March 2016

Osborne might have to raise taxes or slash spending to hit target – IFS

LONDON Chancellor George Osborne may have to resort to big tax hikes or a new round of deep spending cuts to meet his target of turning Britain’s budget deficit into a surplus by the end of the decade, the head […]

UK asset managers face retail cost hit after any messy EU exit

A British Union Jack flag and a European flag fly on the Amiens city hall during a Franco-Britain summit in Amiens, northern France, March 3, 2016. Reuters/Philippe Wojazer LONDON Some British asset managers face a rise in costs to keep […]

Budget 2016: If George Osborne is giving me free money, why would I need a pension?

George Osborne threw lots of money at young people in his Budget in the form of the “Lifetime Isa”, explaining that people under 40 can “put money in, get a government bonus, and use it either to buy their first […]

Budget 2016: George Osborne’s speech in charts

Compared to the predictions Osborne made in November, growth has been revised downwards for the next five years. While the OBR said that GDP growth would be 2.4 per cent in 2016, 2.5 per cent in 2017 and 2.4 per […]

Osborne misses debt target, sticks to surplus plan

LONDON Chancellor George Osborne said on Wednesday he would miss a target for bringing down public debt this year, but stuck to his plan to get the public finances back into the black by the end of the decade. Osborne, […]

Shares in UK wealth managers get Budget boost

LONDON Shares in leading British wealth managers St James’s Place and Hargreaves Lansdown rose on Wednesday after the government announced plans to help individuals save more money. UK finance minister George Osborne said he would increase the savings allowance in […]

UK wage growth rises more than expected

LONDON British wages rose more than expected in the three months to January, official data showed on Wednesday, offering a glimmer of hope that the slowdown in wages in late 2015 has bottomed out. Britain’s unemployment rate remained steady at […]

Low UK inflation improves households’ financial outlook, Markit says

LONDON Low inflation has improved the financial outlook of British households to its brightest since January 2015, despite a drop in take-home pay, a survey showed on Wednesday. Markit said its Household Finance Index for March weakened slightly after income […]

Osborne aims to keep austerity on track as EU referendum nears

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (C) visits the Crossrail station construction site at Tottenham Court Road in central London, Britain, March 15, 2016. Reuters/Stefan Rousseau/Pool LONDON Chancellor George Osborne will try to get his austerity drive – and […]

Published author: The new business card

Take a second and think about the number of business cards you throw out annually. Let’s jump to books. When was the last time you threw a book out? In the content addicted society we live in, we often grant […]