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Learning to live with debt

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform argue that Europe’s hawkish approach to

A new normal

This report from UK think tank RUSI looks at how to counter the financing of self-activating terrorism

When should individuals save for retirement?

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies looks at predictions on retirement savings

After shocks

This report from UK think tank Resolution Foundation looks at financial resilience before and during the Covid-19

The truth tellers

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at why we need profound audit sector reform now.

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By Diego Zuluaga

Offshore financial centres (OFCs) are alleged to be hotbeds of tax evasion. Their role in facilitating individual and corporate tax…

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By Sam Lowe; Ian Bond; Sophia Besch

On Brexit, TTIP and the City of London - The EU was keen to include financial services in TTIP, the…

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By Catherine McBride; Shanker Singham

As the most globally active financial services provider, the UK has the potential to be a key player in helping…

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By Cormac O'Dea;  David Sturrock

This paper investigates individuals’ expectations about their own survival to older ages and compares these to projected and actual survival…

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By Various Authors

This paper examinines the structural, systemic and cultural issues in the UK’s anti-money-laundering regime as it relates to information and…

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By Mark Boleat

The City will survive Brexit, but it will not emerge unscathed. In order to remain competitive Britain’s financial services industry…

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By Scott Corfe; Nigel Keohane

The SMF define the poverty premium as “the extra cost that households on low incomes incur when purchasing the same…

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By Diego Zuluaga

Animosity towards the business of finance is ancient and persistent. Because finance creates intangible value, its contribution to society is…

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By George Selgin

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, Scotland had a stable financial system. Its stability arose from the pressure…

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