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Give older homeowners tax break to ease housing crisis

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Reducing the amount of stamp duty tax applied to older home buyers could alleviate the pressure on the UK housing market and free up much-needed housing stock.

Inflation remains unchanged at 3% despite rising food prices

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rate of inflation was unchanged at 3% in October, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures reveal.

First boss to be sentenced for failing to set up pension for staff

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Bus company, Stotts Tours in Oldham and its managing director, Alan Stott have pleaded guilty of failing to provide a workplace pension to its staff.

Use of bailiffs by councils jumps in two years

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Local councils are increasingly resorting to using bailiffs as 2.3 million debts were passed on in 2016/17.

Paper £10 notes to be withdrawn from March 2018

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Paper £10 notes featuring Charles Darwin will cease to be legal tender from 11.59pm on 1 March 2018, the Bank of England has announced.

Charity calls for law change forcing banks to better support cancer sufferers

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Cancer sufferers come under undue financial pressure because of a lack of support from banks and building societies, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Energy rationing a reality for 23 million households

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Households are being urged to check their energy deals amid the revelation that 23 million UK households will ration their usage this winter.

Paying off your mortgage in your 50s could boost your pension by £200,000

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

Getting your mortgage paid off while you are still in your 50s could see disciplined savers boost their pension pots by £200,000 or more, according to numbers crunched by Hargreaves Lansdown.

Will the base rate rise boost your bank account returns?

Monday, 13 November 2017 | News

A year ago, in the aftermath of the Bank of England’s decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a string of major banks announced they were reducing interest rates on their flagship current accounts.

Three in five don’t have a will: Sort yours during Will Aid Month

Saturday, 11 November 2017 | News

Parents and cohabiting couples are being urged to make sure they have a will in place to prevent unforeseen outcomes if the worst were to happen.