UK government opens fund for young entrepreneurs
British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a fund which will offer startup loans to under-25s who have a big idea for a business. What does it take to be a young entrepreneur?
Mobile credit card ushers in ‘cashless society’
A new gadget turns mobile phones into credit cards for small purchases. Fewer than ten per cent of transactions now involve cash – is this the final flip of the coin for physical money?
City boy ‘dreams’ of making money from recession
Financial trader Alessio Rastani has caused outcry with his frank TV admission that he plans to get rich off global financial disaster. Some now call for a radical overhaul of capitalism itself.
Young and old in the UK face growing care crisis
Many people in the UK, from children to old people, need care. But some councils say they can't afford it and care companies are running out of money.
Britain's richest keep getting richer
Despite the recession, the wealthy have seen their fortunes soar in the past year. The Sunday Times Rich List names the thousand richest people in Britain. How should we react?
Sharp rise in teenage anxieties about money
British teenagers today are very different from the 'feckless youth' of so much popular mythology. Financial planning is a major concern, says a new report.
The hidden persuader: advertising exposed
An iconic Piccadilly Circus advertising hoarding is up for sale, while product placement is soon to arrive on our screens. Is there any escape from the sellers?