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Paul Gosling facePaul Gosling is a writer, public speaker, broadcaster and researcher. He specialises in the economy, accountancy, the co-operative sector, public services and personal finances.

A freelance journalist for 27 years, Paul has written for most quality UK and Irish national newspapers.  He contributed the weekly Questions of Cash column for The Independent’s personal finance section for more than a decade and was published in The Independent titles for virtually every week for 26 years.   Paul’s work has also appeared in the Financial TimesThe Times, the Irish Times, the Sunday Times, the Mail on Sunday, the Express, the Daily Telegraph, Ireland’s Sunday Business Post, the Irish Independent and in more than a hundred magazines.

Paul has worked with several universities to copy edit academic blogs, to undertake research and as a guest lecturer.

Paul’s books include Abuse of Trust, written jointly with BBC Parliamentary reporter Mark D’Arcy, which describes the notorious case of child abuser Frank Beck.  The book has just been republished by Canbury Press, including a new chapter on the related allegations against Greville Janner.  Paul has written several other books and booklets on various subjects, including the use of information technologies and public policy development.

A frequent commentator on the economy and politics for BBC Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle, Paul has also appeared on BBC1, BBC2, Radio 4, Radio 5, UTV, RTE, in several television documentaries and on Russian and German radio.

Paul was active in politics in the 1980s and 1990s, serving as a Labour and Co-operative councillor in Leicester from 1987 to 1991.  He maintains a close interest in UK, Northern Ireland and international politics.


What others say about Abuse of Trust:

“A chilling reminder of how charismatic abusers were able to operate for so long in the system despite countless warning signs.”  Christian Wolmar, author.

“An in-depth analysis of one case among many, involving members of the ‘establishment’, where child victims of sexual crime, adult supervisors and professionals supporting them have been silenced and denied justice.”  Dr Liz Davies, London Metropolitan University.



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Recent Articles

I regularly write for a number of local, national and trade publications.


Trump presidency could be bad news for Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland’s best hope for the Donald Trump presidency is probably that he didn’t actually mean what he said to get elected.  If he did mean it, there could be.. read more

Tesco Bank and online fraud – some warnings following my interview on TalkBack


The Tesco Bank incidents 20,000 customer are reported to have been victim to online fraud, leading to payments being taken from their accounts.  Tesco Bank has agreed to refund losses,.. read more

Children need to be listened to


The abuse of children is one of the most awful cruelties imaginable.  Yet it is commonplace.  An astonishing 50,000 children have been identified as having been sexually abused in England.. read more