World economy in 2022: the big factors to watch closely

Nothing but conundrums. koya979 Will 2022 be the year where the world economy recovers from the pandemic? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips as the festive break comes to an end. One complicating factor is that most of the latest major forecasts were published in the weeks before theContinue Reading

Vadim Toader, Property expert and CEO of neo-lender Proportunity gives his view on 2022:  “As much as this figure was positive for 2021, finance is still going to remain a huge challenge for many first-time buyers in 2022, coupled with finding the right property, at the right price, in theContinue Reading

More than £1 billion has been recovered from the proceeds of crime and tax offenders since the formation of a specialist HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) fraud squad five years ago. Launched in April 2016, the department’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) has now recovered assets equivalent to funding around 20,000Continue Reading

Future Christmas dinners could see slaughter-free meat, algae sides and insect pies. Jill Wellington/Flickr In the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge’s final transformation from miser to philanthropist is marked by the big juicy turkey that he orders for the struggling Cratchit family – and which has inspiredContinue Reading

This festive season, Western Power Distribution (WPD) is supporting its vulnerable customers across the South West, by issuing £87,000 of fuel poverty grants from its ‘Community Matters’ fund to local charities and organisations. Amongst the beneficiaries announced today is Kingswear Parish Council, which has been awarded £10,000 for a ground-breaking projectContinue Reading

“Commit to carbon reduction and build in resilience to keep our farms successful and relevant.” This is the end of year message from Brian Richardson Head of Agriculture for Virgin Money. As we near the end of 2021, we start to look back at what has happened throughout the year, andContinue Reading