Key Quotes - Money

Key Quotes - Money

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
Showing page 1 of 36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...36


Last update: Thursday 18th April
 
Householders who sign up to combined TV and broadband packages are being hit with loyalty penalties of up to almost £700 a year, a consumer watchdog has warned.

MoneyThe Sentinel, 11 January 2019
 
Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in two years and within a whisker of the Bank of England’s target due to a drop in petrol prices and air fares.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 17 January 2019
 
Millions of Britons, many of them pensioners, could be left struggling to pay for essentials in a "cashless landscape", a report warns. Cash machines vanished at a rate of 488 a month from June to December 2018, according to figures obtained by consumer campaigner Which?
MoneyThe Express 12th February 2019
 
New rules around gambling advertising do not go far enough, according to campaigners.
Under the updated standards, gambling companies will no longer be allowed to use celebs, sports stars or cartoon characters to attract young people to bet. The Committees for Advertising Practice (CAP) said the new rules were about protecting children from irresponsible advertising.
MoneyCARE 13th February 2019
 
Nearly two thirds of the UK’s bank branch network has been lost over the past 30 years, analysis from Which? suggests…19% of people now live more than two miles from their nearest branch as the crow flies, while 8% have to travel more than three miles.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 16th November 2018
 
A debt help charity is seeing a growing number of people falling behind with fuel bills and a resurgence in the proportion of clients with high-cost credit such as payday loans. StepChange Debt Charity said the proportion of clients in arrears with council tax is also “stubbornly high”. In the first half of 2018, 13.1% of all new clients were behind on a gas or electricity bill compared with 11.4% in the first half of 2017.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 5 October 2018
 
Rents have risen 60 per cent faster than wages across England since 2011; private rents have gone up by 16 per cent over that period, while wages have only increases by 10 per cent.
MoneyThe Week – 11th August 2018
 
More than 14 million people, including 4.5 million children, live in poverty in the UK, according to a new measure designed to track its rate. More than half of that number – 58.2 per cent – live in what the analysis calls “persistent poverty”, where people are in poverty now, and have been for at least two out of the past three years.
MoneyChurch Times – 21st September 2018
 
Four million people have suffered from financial hardship as a result of paying for a funeral for a loved one.
MoneyChurch Times – 21st September 2018
 
Average earnings are still £13 a week lower than they were a decade ago. An economic think tank has reported. Just over two million more people have found work since the financial crash of 2008, with more than a million of those in the poorest third of households, the research by the Resolution Foundation showed. However, with 800,000 workers currently on zero-hour contracts, job insecurity is still “widespread”.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 22nd August 2018
 
Just over one in 10 adults over 55 have set aside money to cover the costs of any future care needs, the consumer rights group Which? has warned. A survey commissioned by the organisation found only 12% were saving in case they needed to pay for care in later years. Which? said the findings suggested any proposals in the Government’s forthcoming social care green paper which placed the burden on people to plan themselves for their future needs may be doomed to failure.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 20th August 2018
 
One million children belong to families in England who are getting into debt to pay for school uniforms, a study by the Children’s Society has found. The charity’s report the wrong blazer 2018, published last week, says that 13 per cent of parents surveyed were getting into debt over paying for school uniforms, up from seven per cent in its 2015 report.
MoneyChurch Times – 31st August 2018
 
Couples raising two children while working full time on minimum wage fall £49 short of a no-frills lifestyle, according to Child Poverty Action Group’s Cost of a Child report.
MoneyYouth and Children’s Work – October 2018
 
According to a new report the Treasury will lose more than £100m for each year that it postpones the cuts on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs). Earlier this year, after calls from politicians and charities (including CARE), the Government announced that it would slash the stake on the controversial betting machines from £100 to £2 per spin. Research has shown that FOBTs are often clustered predominantly in deprived areas, their presence deliberately targeting vulnerable people. The machines have also been linked to crippling debt, marriage and family breakdown and serious mental health issues.
MoneyCARE - 19th September 2018
 
The Queen’s annual expenditure soared by around 13% as a decade-long programme of renovations began at Buckingham Palace. The taxpayer funds received by the monarchy to pay for official duties and other expenditure – the Sovereign Grant – rose from £41.9 million to £47.4 million, with payroll costs, travel and property maintenance all increasing compared with the previous year.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 28th June 2018
 
Showing page 1 of 36

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...36