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

A freelance journalist for nearly 30 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.

He is the appointed ‘Brexit expert’ for the Holywell Trust, producing podcasts and blogs on the impact of Brexit on the North West of Ireland.  In addition, Paul writes a monthly analysis article for The Detail website.

Paul has worked with several universities copy editing academic blogs, to undertake research, produce course material 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 was recently republished by Canbury Press, including a new chapter on the related allegations against Greville Janner.  A ‘biblet’ of Abuse of Trust enables readers to dip into the book to decide whether to buy it.

Paul has written several other books and booklets on various subjects, including the use of information technologies and public policy development.  His most recent book is The Fall of the Ethical Bank, which explains the background to the crisis at The Co-operative Bank. It is published by Co-operative Press.

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.



Buy the book here (£15 hardback)


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Recent Articles

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


Farewell Alistair Hamilton


Alistair Hamilton caught people off guard when, after ten years in the role, he resigned as chief executive of Invest Northern Ireland.  Despite his previous position as a DUP special.. read more

Delaying Brexit


It now looks as if Brexit will not happen on 29th March, as repeatedly promised.  Theresa May has reluctantly agreed that if her withdrawal agreement is not approved by the.. read more

Fort George – and Derry – deserve better


Congratulations to Declan Hassan for focusing in his Business Matters column this week on the Fort George plan.  As he explained, the proposal approved by the Department for Communities is.. read more