Bank reforms "won"t shield taxpayer from another crisis": Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up "falls well…

Bank reforms 'won't shield taxpayer from another crisis': Embarrassment for Osborne as report warns shake-up 'falls well short' Parliamentary Commission: Plans to separate banks' risky investment arms from high street operations may not be 'adequate'Banks accused of 'culture of culpable greed' Tougher sentences may be introduced for some financial offences | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 21 December 2012 Sweeping reforms planned for Britain’s biggest banks will not be enough to protect taxpayers from another financial meltdown, a commission of MPs and peers will say today. In an embarrassment for Chancellor George Osborne, their report will warn that his proposed shake-up ‘falls well short of what is required’. Accusing banks of a ‘culture of culpable greed’, the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards will say plans to separate banks’ risky investment arms from their high street operations may not prove ‘adequate’

Women"s car insurance up by 300 tomorrow after new EU rules that ban setting prices according to gender come into force

Women's car insurance up by 300 tomorrow after new EU rules that ban setting prices according to gender come into force Female driver pays 1,247 on average while a man pays 2,004Women aged between 31 and 35 also likely to be hit with a rise of 10%Men approaching retirement will also suffer as value of annuities will drop | UPDATED: 00:40 GMT, 20 December 2012 Women drivers are among the biggest losers in an insurance revolution which comes into force tonight. A change to European rules will ban insurers from setting their prices according to a person’s gender – which could cost women drivers around 300 a year more

Autumn statement: Osborne accused of "mummy tax" on maternity pay and squeezing struggling families with child benefit rise of just 20p a…

Women pregnant with first child or planning to have another baby are being hit with a new 'mummy tax' says Labour George Osborne revealed plans to limit increase in benefits to just 1pcBut Chancellor failed to mention it will hit statutory maternity pay | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 7 December 2012 Women who are pregnant with their first child or mothers planning to have another baby are among the biggest losers in the mini-Budget.