The government has sold a further £500m of Lloyds Banking Group shares through a trading plan launched in December, taking the total amount of money recovered for the taxpayer from the bank to just under £8bn.
The protection industry is forever predicting positive change to grow the market. Jonathan Hughes, a reinsurance actuary, assesses the odds of this happening soon.
A review into how the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) reach decisions in enforcement cases has been opened by the government, amid concerns over fairness, independence and transparency.
Chancellor George Osborne is to tell the electorate this week that his debt plans are in ruins, with the deadline for bringing UK debt down pushed back by many years.
AT A GLANCE
Welfare spending will be cut in a further £6.6bn savings package, the chancellor of the exchequer announced in the Autumn Statement today.
As the dust settles, Peter Barnett gives his view of the Spending Review's impact on financial services and the economy in general
The government has barely maintained its commitment to protect the NHS budget and increase spending over the next four years.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants will be limited to one year of benefit payments for those expected to prepare to return to work, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced.
The government spending review is not a short term fix but a long-term restructuring of the nation's economy, according to a senior Conservative MP.
The Government has announced a policy of cutting across all departments. Peter Barnett assesses what this regime of a thousand cuts means for the protection and health intermediary
Chancellor George Osborne's aides say complete abolition of the FSA is still on the table, adding the regulator will certainly lose its independent role.