Tuition fees have been a major bug bear for the National Union of Students since they came into existence in 1997. It's latest proposal is for university graduates to pay a set amount of money that would go into a trust that would be used to help fund universities. But is this idea a much needed alt
Should we be worried about the size and influence of Sovereign wealth funds as they buy stakes in companies across the globe? Should governments act to regulate such funds and to restrict their activities?
The Government have released a White Paper stating that by 2014 the police force should make annual savings of £500 million. There are numerous ways the Government have put forward to achieve this, but are the savings too ambitious without compromising on the quality and safety of our society?
Paper money revolutionised the economy when it was introduced (In Europe during the 17th century, though it was around from the end of the first millennium in China) however now it is getting old. We are increasingly moving towards a cashless society. Money will change hands using cards, the interne
The recently heated debate as to whether or not tuition fees for universities should be increased has lead to some vice-chancellors declaring that they want to increase charges to up to £20,000 whilst Malcolm Grant, chairman of the Russell Group which represents 20 of the top higher-education resea
Transferring the ownership of and is an extremely complex and long process. There are many stages that people have to go through in order to complete and perfect the ownership and there are various rules in place to protect the whole process. But do these rules favour the seller in such transactions
The EU has agreed to an immense 750billion Euro rescue package to prop up the Euro. Germany has as the EU’s paymaster naturally been at the forefront of negotiations, but has been very reluctant to bail anyone out. The German public does not like the idea that they should have to bail out countrie
If the banking crisis has taught us anything, it has shown that an overhall of the regulatory system which provides financial oversight of the banking system must happen so that the banking crisis cannot happen in the future. The Conservatives have called for all regulatory powers to be stripped fro
In 2007 a financial crisis was triggered in the USA by the failure of some home owners to pay their mortgages, and as a result defaulting. These ‘sub prime mortgages’ that had driven a housing bubble had been through financial wizardry been rated as being safe by the ratings agencies so that the
There is a gaping hole in the public finances that needs to be filled. Everyone admits there will be cuts but the liberal democrats believe that there should be more redistributive taxes too. The British take great pride in our houses which make up a substantial part of many individuals wealth. Sho
With the recession falling all around us, and businesses falling left right and centre, we need to consider what is the best way to get people back into entrepreneurs. We need people to do this in order for them to create jobs on the job market and conduct a profitable business which encourages peop
The UK is currently running a budget deficit of 12%, which is higher than Greece a country that is in particularly hot water due to its fiscal imprudence. Everyone agrees that this has to be reduced, but how quickly should this be done and how far does it need to be cut? No one really knows. Govern
Most western democracies disagree with China when it comes to areas like human rights. Their inclination would be to speak out when prominent artists like Ai Weiwei are arrested. However getting into disputes over others human rights does not help the country making speaking out’s own citizens. Un
The chancellor George Osborne is claiming that his budget is ‘tough but fair’. The centrepiece of the budget is the raising of VAT. It will rise from its current rate of 17.5% to 20% in January. This, or some other equally severe tax rise, obviously needs to be done in order to help plug the hol