The Richest Women in the World

The newspapers are constantly full of stories about the richest men in the world. We are all familiar with some of the historical names on the list such as John D Rockefeller and Henry Ford, and today the title is being disputed by Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, depending on the respective share prices of…

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No Jab, No Job? Will the Covid-19 Vaccination become compulsory?

Saga, the company that provides insurance and holidays for the over 50s, has just said that it will turn away any cruise passengers who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 at least 14 days prior to departure. Since November, Australian airline Qantas has stated that passengers will need to prove they have had the vaccination…

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Should I worry about ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’?

Buy now, pay later schemes are becoming increasingly popular as firms such as Klarna and ClearPay partner with large online retailers ASOS and JD Sports, as well as many others. According to Statista, the usage of the Klarna app more than doubled between March and July of 2020, hitting over 460.000 monthly active users in…

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Maintaining healthy lockdown habits

It can be difficult for anyone to maintain good habits and easy to fall into less helpful ones at the best of times. Those challenges are only made more difficult by the added pressures we all feel while navigating our way through a pandemic, and particularly in lockdown. In fact, a study published in Frontiers…

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Spelling out the Chancellor’s Spending Review

Introduction On Wednesday, November 25th Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his Spending Review for next year to the House of Commons. In the absence of an Autumn Budget, the statement to the Commons set out the Government’s spending commitments for 2021/22. The Chancellor had announced some time ago that there would not be a formal Budget…

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