Country-house opera wonders where it will get its next million

June 21, 2010


There’s more to the English summer social calendar than sport – but it is in danger of being drowned out by the cries of disappointed football fans and sapped by lack of cash.

from The Great Debate UK:

In football, the biggest losers win

June 14, 2010

“Football is just a business nowadays, isn’t it?”

Well, actually no, it’s not, and it never has been - at least not if a business means an enterprise intended to maximise shareholder value.

Punters cash in on Darling’s budget tie choice

April 22, 2009

Smokers and top earners were clear losers in Britain’s budget this year, as the government hiked taxes on cigarettes and the highest incomes.

Can MV=PT solve credit crisis for BoE?

March 5, 2009

Britain could begin a telling exercise in classical monetary theory on Thursday as the central bank gets set to test a newly minted policy of “quantitative easing”.

Stripping off for money

October 1, 2008

A colleague tells me of a quick way to make cash for anyone who wants to. His neighbours discovered a pile of old taps and central heating pipes they had lying around had more value than they thought. A scrap Scrap metalmetal merchant gave them £75 for them. “It’s a bubble,” the merchant said.

Could you live on a pound a day?

September 11, 2008

pounds-in-hand.jpgWhen Kath Kelly complained to friends in the pub she was so broke she couldn’t afford a wedding present for her brother, she decided to take drastic action.

Of course it’s genuine — I made it myself

March 28, 2008

tails.jpgEveryone, surely, would love to have a licence to print money. Well, one man has taken the concept to a whole new level. It might sound bonkers, but Sheridan “Shed” Simove has created his own currency.

Let’s talk about debts, baby

March 19, 2008

Money matters are climbing the list of the talks parents feel they must have with their children: the subjects of debt and saving for the future are now deemed to be more important than educating our offspring on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), racism or religion, research by Engage Mutual Assurance shows.