Easy come easy go [UoB press release]
5 December 2007
New research by PFRC was launched earlier today at an event in Westminster attended by representatives from a wide range of stakeholders and political commentators. The report provides firm evidence of a major shift in attitudes towards borrowing in recent years. Read more about the research and download the full report.
The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between health, disability, caring and employment in families with children, within the context of the agenda to reduce child poverty, reduce worklessness within households, and promote the employment and wider participation of disabled people.
A new report, by Adele Atkinson, describes the results of new analysis of the Northern Ireland data from the Baseline Survey of Financial Capability (BSFC).
Professor Elaine Kempson awarded CBE [UoB press release]
16 June 2007
Professor Elaine Kempson, Director of PFRC, has been awarded a CBE for services to the Financial Services Industry.
In a speech given today at the opening of the University's Bristol Institute of Public Affairs, the Economic Secretary, Ed Balls MP, spoke about the influence the work of PFRC has had within HM Treasury. He also announced the publication of the final evaluation of the second pilot of the Saving Gateway, carried out by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Ipsos MORI. Read the evaluation of the first Saving Gateway pilot, conducted by PFRC.
A new report, by Adele Atkinson, provides a detailed picture of the financial capability of people with literacy and numeracy needs by undertaking secondary analysis of the Baseline Survey of Financial Capability (BSFC). The report is aimed at practitioners and policymakers with an interest in improving financial capability amongst adults with literacy and numeracy needs in the UK.
This article presents a new way of looking at and measuring financial literacy.
In an increasingly cashless economy, the consequences of being outside the mainstream financial services market have become more serious. This article reviews the progress that has been made in promoting financial inclusion in three areas of financial services – provision banking, consumer credit and insurance – and the challenges that remain.