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BT To Take Pension Row Back To Court

BT is still waging war in the courts to change the way pension rights are worked out for thousands of workers. Despite losing twice in...

Judges Throw Out BT’s £2 Billion Bid To Change Pensions

Judges have thrown out a bid by telecoms giant BT to change the way pension payments are worked out. The company wanted to adopt the...

Judges Throw Out Pension Inflation Switch Bid

Judges have thrown out a plea from charity Barnardo’s to change the way cost of living increases are calculated for staff pensions. Barnardo’s was counting...

BT Wants To Ring Changes To Cut Pension Costs

Thousands of savers who have retirement funds with telecoms giant BT are sweating on a ruling from the Court of Appeal which could change...

Number Crunchers Want To Scrap RPI Inflation Yardstick

After years of poor investment yields and miserably low interest rates, retirement savers now face an even bigger threat to investment growth. A government boffin...

Good Day For Savers As May Rejects Company Pension Changes

Major pension upset was averted when ministers decided not to wipe £90 billion of defined pensions at a stroke of a pen. Hidden in the...

Plunging Pound Saps Expat Pension Spending Power

Brexit and the falling Pound is damaging the wealth of British expat pensioners around the world. The spending power of their state and personal pensions...

Interest Rates Expected To Stay Steady Until 2019

The Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates for at least a year, according to a panel of economists. The experts doubt that...

Fed Hikes US Interest Rates But No Moves In UK

Months of uncertainty over US interest rates have ended as the Federal Reserve hiked the rate for the second time this year. The Fed –...

How Inflation Impacts Your Spending Power

Inflation impacts on everyone's spending power and one of the most important issues in economics. As the cost of living rises and falls, inflation affects...

I Doubt We’ll Predict Next Financial Crisis, Says Carney

What chance do DIY investors have in predicting how the markets will perform when even the experts say they are unlikely to make accurate...

No Deal For Expats In Europe Says Tusk

Expats rights in Europe is not a done deal according to British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Union chief negotiator Donald Tusk. Both have...

Economic Chaos As Venezuela Runs Out Of Cash

Venezuela’s crumbling economy has seen millions cross the border with neighbouring Colombia to buy food and essentials. With shop shelves empty and bank withdrawals limited...

Inflation Silver Lining For Fixed Income Pensioners

Inflation clouds have a silver lining for expats even though the stuttering world economy is holding down interest rates. While cash in the bank and...

Fears Of Impending Interest Rate Rises Quelled

Fears of interest rates rising were put on hold when central bankers in the US and Britain decided against an increase in key meetings...

What does inflation say about the economy?

Annual inflation across the European Union is averaging -0.2%, but what does this number tell us about spending power and how the economy is...

No Recession Panic, Says Man Who Foresaw Last Crash

The man who told the world that a financial crash was on the way is more laid back and relaxed about the current state...

Petrol Up 6,000% But Is Still The World’s Cheapest

Fuel prices at the pumps may have gone up by more than 6,000%, but drivers in Venezuela still have the cheapest fuel in the...

Oil Wars See Fuel Prices Fall Again

The price of oil has dipped again after OPEC, the cartel of the world’s largest producers, failed to agree on calls to cap production. OPEC...

USA And Europe – The Ups And Downs Of Economics

The clear divergence in economic growth between the USA and Europe has become more apparent with announcements from leaders of the central banks on...