The recession

All Aboard charity shops 'struggle' as recession hits

By Marcus Dysch, September 4, 2013

Britain’s leading Jewish charity shop organisation is struggling in the face of unprecedented challenges, the chairman of its trustees has reported.

The All Aboard stores are a familiar sight for shoppers especially on London’s high streets, but the impact of the recession and the growth of online businesses has hit profit margins, Jeffrey Pinnick said.


Chief Rabbi urges government to act on 'moral hazard' of youth unemployment

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

The chief rabbi has urged the government to bring together business and voluntary groups in order to boost employment prospects and thus the spiritual welfare of young people.


Drive down your car insurance costs

By Martin Lewis, October 22, 2012

Due to a new equality law that comes into play in December, many women face huge car insurance hikes, some as high as £2,000. Yet there is still time to beat it — just.


Market Crashes are like Brain Seizures

By Candice Krieger, October 11, 2012

Seizures in the financial markets can be compared to seizures in the brain that happen during epileptic fits says PhD student, Dror Kenett.


Children suffer as families face mounting debts

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

Norwood, the family services agency, has reported a 20 per cent rise in its caseload since last year as economic conditions increase the strain on Jewish homes.

The London- based agency says that it is now supporting around 600 children and their families — with around two-thirds of cases related to the consequences of marital breakdown.


(Not) working nine to five in the Jewish community

By Abe Appelbaum, July 2, 2012

In the last meeting that I had with my director before leaving for holiday, I was given my bonus and told that I was "flying". Reassured by this news, my wife and I loaded the family on to an aeroplane for our highly anticipated Pesach trip to Israel.


Martin Lewis: Earn £1000s in One Day

By Martin Lewis, May 17, 2012

Taking a day to work through your finances could be the most lucrative day of the year. So here are my top ten things to try:

● So you wash your work uniform?


How can we boost British business and entrepreneurship? We ask our experts

By Candice Krieger, May 8, 2012

The participants:

MS: Sir Martin Sorrell, founder and chief executive of WPP
LF: Lord Fink, chief executive of ISAM fund manager and Conservative Party treasurer
SG: Stephen Grabiner, former head of global media at Apax Partners;
LD: Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chief executive of Travelex
NL: Nick Leslau, chairman of Prestbury Group and director of Max Plc


Tillman's Aquascutum goes into administration

By Jessica Elgot, April 18, 2012

Aquascutum, the clothing company owned by Jewish businessman Harold Tillman, has gone into administration putting 250 jobs at risk.

Fashion businessman Mr Tillman, the former chairman of Jaeger, bought the luxury British brand, which dressed Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother, from its Japanese owners in 2009.


Goldman Sachs banker and Maccabiah star quits with public attack on bank

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2012

A Goldman Sachs executive director has resigned from the bank, declaring that he was more proud of his involvement in the "Jewish Olympics" in Israel than any of his work at the company.