• alarm bells
    More warning bells over the level of savings

    One of the most frustrating things about the attack on savings has been the lack of sympathy and understanding among those not in the same predicament. Could it be that, finally, people are coming to realise the...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Saving for Trouble Ahead
    Expecting trouble: earning less yet saving more

    For the past decade, NS&I has taken a snapshot of Britain’s saving habits every three months. It has just revealed how things have changed over those ten years. NS&I study how much people save from what is...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Under the cosh
    Bashing saving will not save the economy

    Are we saving less? There was a very good article published today titled Britain in record long-term savings raid. In it, based on Bank of England figures, Ed Conway concludes that Britons are reducing their savings in...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Credit is no substitute for saving
    The Savings Slump – too much credit, too little saving

    The credit boom that accompanied the housing boom also gave rise to another major, yet less well reported economic event: the savings slump. From the late nineties through to 2008, inflation was low and there were plenty...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Savings in an unbalanced economy
    UK – 5th lowest level of saving in Europe

    According to the World Bank the UK has the fifth lowest level of gross savings as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Europe. With gross savings at 12% of GDP the UK is only ahead...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Unstable foundation
    The budget for growth must be built on a stable foundation of savings

    This week’s budget has been labelled a budget for growth. Cuts and tax rises have been ruled out; tax breaks for industry, enterprise zones and vocational training are in. But you don’t get economic growth without investment...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • To save or not to save
    Making it pay to save

    Last week, speaking on the future of the state pension, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, said “We have to fundamentally simplify the system. And we have to make it crystal clear to...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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    Bank of England admits that its policy is to penalise savers

    In an interview for Channel 4 news Charlie Bean, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, has made it clear that the Bank’s policy is that people should spend, not save and that the Bank has...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Life belt 2
    Greece represents the triumph of spend and borrow over save and invest – only saving will save us

    Now that we have learned all over again that we don’t know much in finance, we may as well come back to the little we do know and we have known for a long time with plenty...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • logo_confused
    A call to action

    logo_confusedConfused.com very kindly invited us to tell their members why the  Save Our Savers action group is essential to protect the interests of savers,...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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