Over half a million people in the UK are now reliant on food banks to survive according to a new report by Church Action on Poverty and Oxfam. Many of the people are reliant on them because of their inability to cope with rising food prices and spiralling energy bills among other things. The most…

The Cooperative Bank is hoping to make steps towards digging itself out of a deep hole by recruiting Niall Booker as its new chief executive. Niall Booker was chief executive of HSBC‘s North American arm of the business but was axed in 2011 as part of the banks restructuring measures. He is expected to join…

Households in the UK should expect more energy price rises in the future according to SSE, who are one of the main Energy providers in the UK. The irony is that SSE has revealed that its profits have rocketed at family’s expense. The energy company’s retail sector profits climbed 28 per cent to £410million partly…

We have all heard the saying “Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves”. Poundland are counting on this by dropping prices from their usual 99 pence to 97 pence in 4 stores where rival 99 pence shops have opened. The discount superstore brand has said that it has adopted…

The Co-operative Bank has had its credit rating downgraded by credit ratings agency Moody’s. Moody’s warned that the bank could need external support after it reported that is made losses of £600million during March. The bank is also reeling from a failed deal with Lloyds TSB who was going to sell 632 branches to them.…

The UK government is considering freezing, or even lowering the minimum wage due to fears that it could be damaging the economy and outing businesses off of creating new jobs. The current minimum wage is £6.19 an hour for anyone over the age of 21, £4.98 for those aged 18-20 and £3.68 for 16 and…

Amid fears that British troops might not have access to money deposited to their bank accounts that are based in Cyprus. The RAF is flying 1million euros in cash to the island so that military personnel will be able to have access to an emergency loan. The move by the Ministry of Defence is to…

A report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research has claimed that around 4.7 million homes in the UK are now living in food poverty. Food poverty is defined in the reports as spending 10% or more of household income on food. Whilst the 10% mark may not sound like a lot, this is…

The Bank of England has shown that it is considering something that, previously, would have been thought utterly ludicrous, as the deputy governor for financial stability, Paul Tucker, suggested that the Bank might consider setting the base interest rate in the negatives. The reasoning behind it is that, with a negative interest rate, lenders would…