Which? have recently published what we think is a frank and honest report on the rise of the Credit Union movement. Click here to read the full blog.
From The Guardian, 9th of July 2019 (Edited) After the reveal of a new Universal Credit advance loans scam hitting benefit claimants that is estimated to have cost the taxpayer £20m, the National Audit Office (NAO) revealed that benefit fraud was at its highest level for a decade, driven mainly by universal credit. Although ministers […]
From The Metro, 2nd July 2019 Switching phone providers is a modern hassle that everyone has to contend with at some point. Like getting quotes for contents insurance or haggling with energy suppliers, phone contracts can be a mindless timesuck of pushy marketing and hidden costs. Which is why new Ofcom regulations have come into […]
From BBC News, 25 June 2019 Boris Johnson’s tax proposals would cost “many billions” and benefit the wealthy the most, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mr Johnson, the front-runner in the race to lead the Conservative Party, has outlined plans to raise the threshold for the highest rate of income tax to £80,000. […]
From The Guardian, Sun 16 Jun 2019 Pensions providers have been called on to do more to encourage people to save for their retirement as estimates suggest millions of people are at risk of retiring on incomes far less than the current “national living wage”. Since the introduction of automatic enrolment in 2012, which obliged […]
From The Independent, May 22nd Ministers have come under fire after a £200,000 newspaper advertorial vowing to “set the record straight” on universal credit was published on the same day charities revealed claimants were “selling sex to survive”. A six-page advertorial (an advert in the form of news article) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was […]