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Everyday we alert our readers to some interesting things that are going on from around the world of finance. News stories that you certainly won't read in the mainstream media.

So, in their 2015 manifesto the Conservatives made a list of promises, one of those just so happened to be that the Tories would 'commit to no increases in VAT, National Insurance contributions or Income Tax.' So, what happened two days ago must have come as a major blow to the millions of people that are self-employed, as the Chancellor…
Smart Meters are the new big thing and tonnes of people from across the country are taking up the option to fit them in their home, with figures showing that 4.9m have been installed across the country. After all, the adverts for it make a lot of sense. You don’t get an estimate when you buy your groceries from the…
Business rates are going up. That’s a fact. No matter how the government dresses it up, rates are going to affect many, and it is expected that smallest businesses will be the hardest hit – no surprise there. This can mean only one thing in our opinion, it is going to put far too much strain on the small shops…
Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:43

The new £5 notes causing a big 'fat' mess

We’re used to stories that highlight political correctness gone mad; in fact we embrace them, we like them because it brightens our day. The latest news about £5 notes and it offending vegans and people of certain religious beliefs, however, has taken on an even bigger scale. It seems to be causing a lot of grief and seems to be…
It’s as much of a talking point in this country as the weather is – Car insurance. Car insurance and the ridiculous premiums that come with it is one of the most angry topics of conversation that you will ever have with a British man or woman. It is something that everyone legally has to have, and because of this…

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