Articles by Liam Tarry

Is the UK on the verge of joining the euro?

Tuesday, 02 December 2008 | News

The UK is "closer than ever before" to joining the euro, the president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso has claimed.

Make sure your Christmas is covered

Tuesday, 02 December 2008 | News

Around 70,000 homes are at risk of being burgled over the festive season, according to Home Office statistics.

RBS to throw borrowers a six-month lifeline

Monday, 01 December 2008 | News

The Royal Bank of Scotland is to give cash-strapped homeowners a six-month period of grace before starting repossession proceedings, the bank has announced.

Give a charity gift this Christmas

Friday, 28 November 2008 | Article

According to a recent YouGov survey, up to 24% of UK adults have reduced their level of charitable donations in the past year.

RBS bailout: what does it mean for you?

Monday, 01 December 2008 | Article

The government has been forced take a 58% stake in RBS after shareholders rejected the banking group’s £15 billion share offer.

Woolworths and MFI enter administration

Thursday, 27 November 2008 | News

Troubled retailers Woolworths and MFI have fallen into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Inflation-busting price hikes on the way

Friday, 28 November 2008 | Blog | By Liam Tarry

Forget the pre-Budget report and the damp squib that a 2.5% cut in VAT will make to the economy, because, come January, many of us will be hit with inflation-busting price hikes that will cause even more misery to our...

Have house price falls bottomed?

Friday, 28 November 2008 | News

House prices fell by 0.4% in November, the smallest monthly drop in house prices since they started falling in November 2007.

Darling pledges more help for energy bills

Monday, 24 November 2008 | News

Alistair Darling has promised an extra £100 million to help people insulate their homes, as part of a range of new measures designed to help people struggling to meet the cost of rising energy bills.

High earners hit with 45% income tax

Monday, 24 November 2008 | News

The UK’s highest earners are perhaps the biggest losers from this year’s pre-Budget report, as chancellor Alistair Darling confirms that a third rate of income tax will be introduced for people on more than £150,000 a year.