Busking in Kingston Upon Thames

Busking in Kingston Upon Thames

I was walking through Kingston last weekend and was amazed by the sheer talent of our town centre buskers. Some of these acts generate a bit of a crowd and all of them have the obligatory open guitar case into which we drop our change. It occurred to me that they...
Active Money 2

Active Money 2

On 22nd September 2015 we wrote about the possibility of more countries reducing interest rates to below 0%. We are now seeing more countries introducing negative interest rates, the latest one being Sweden who have lowered their interest rate from -0.35 to -0.5%....
A Dam

A Dam

Small river dams provide a wide range of economic, environmental and social benefits including recreation, flood control, water supply, water power, waste management and wildlife habitat.  What has this got to do with a local currency like Kingston Pound? Well, money...
Active Money

Active Money

The speed at which money changes hands in the UK is generally falling. There are rumours of interest rates becoming ‘negative’ to encourage people to spend rather than keep money in the bank. In other words there would be a fee for the privilege of keeping money...