Tag : budget

Tracey Crouch, Sports Minister, resigns over Fixed Betting

6 days ago / 0 comments

Image Credit: [Daily Mail] Tracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and Aylesford and Minister for Sport, Civil Society and Loneliness, has resigned as a result of delays in cutting maximum stakes on fixed betting machines. The current maximum stake is £100 and the proposals were to alter this to £2 by … Read More

Budget 2018: What Does it Mean for Students?

1 week ago / 0 comments

This week has seen the beginning of sub-zero temperatures, ice-covered streets and Arctic winds battering Leeds students. If that wasn’t chilly enough, the government have revealed their budget for the year, mapping out how they plan spend the nation’s money. Wow. You are going to want to watch and share … Read More

How to do a Year Abroad on a Budget

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Olivia Woollam is a 21-year-old University of Leeds Journalism Student who recently returned home from her year abroad at the University of Queensland, in Australia. We interviewed Olivia to find out all about her time ‘down under’, the cross-cultural differences, the cost of living in Oz, and her top tips … Read More

Budget Breakdown: What’s in it For Us?

12 months ago / 0 comments

This week saw Chancellor Philip Hammond’s hotly-anticipated budget announcements, in a speech including uncomfortable jokes about cough sweets and Top Gear. The main focus of the budget revolved around housing, duties and transport. For example, white cider fans will be unhappy to note that duty on such drinks will be increased … Read More

Will the New Budget Solve Our Debt Problems?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Last week, news broke that the Chancellor was looking at ways to fill a black hole of nearly £20bn in the public finances before the budget later this month. Recent analysis shows that the deficit is likely to rise to nearly £36bn in the next four years, double the forecast … Read More

Should We Really Be Scared of Student Debt?

1 year ago / 0 comments

Following a report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies earlier this year, it was revealed that over 70% of students who left University in 2016 are expected never to repay their student loans in full. These figures suggest that future university graduates will be in a similar position: saddled with … Read More

Businesses you can (dis)count on as a fresher

1 year ago / 0 comments

…because the more you save the more you can rave 😉 You spent £30 too much on VK’s last night, never mind what you spent on taxis and entry. You’d really like a huge pizza to sort out the hangover, or even just some toast, but your flat hasn’t managed … Read More

Spend a penny, save a pound! – A guide to food shopping for freshers.

1 year ago / 0 comments

Whilst Freshers’ week can cost you a pretty penny purchasing tickets for the best events in town, it’s also a good time to start saving and becoming a little savvy when spending your student loan…Here at the Gryphon, we’ve got some tips on how you can make the most of … Read More

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Upcycle your way to a fashion forward, budget boosting New Year

2 years ago / 0 comments

It can be tough being a fabulous fashionista. We are constantly invited by wonderful window displays to spend money we don’t have on funky fabrics and glitzy garments. How can we possibly keep up with the latest trends whilst still being able to afford our next meal? Introducing the alternative … Read More

Campus Watch: A new £115 million diabetes research centre will be opened at Oxford University

2 years ago / 0 comments

A new diabetes research centre is to be opened at Oxford University by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. The company’s £115m investment and their promise of 10 years of continued funding comes in spite of Brexit and the many “uncertainties” the vote has produced. Novo Nordisk has been a specialist … Read More