There were no street parties, wild celebrations or news flashes to mark the start of the new tax-year on 6th April. But, it heralded a series of changes at least one of which, we can almost guarantee, will affect everyone … Read the rest
You can be forgiven for missing the start of the new tax-year last week.
But, if you soon hope to buy your first home, and are therefore saving for a deposit, the 6th April 2017 is an important date.
Why?… Read the rest
First-time buyers took a record 22% share of the housing market in the fourth quarter of 2016, the highest since records began in 2007.
Figures from the Bank of England published on the 14th of March shows that the percentage … Read the rest
For many people, the ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is one of the oldest and sturdiest financial institutions out there. With the added bonus of opening on a Sunday and having hardly any queues, it is no wonder that nearly … Read the rest
The headlines after last week’s Budget were grabbed by the National Insurance (NI) rise. Although this has now been cancelled, it would have seen the bills of many self-employed people increase from next year.
But, the furore caused by the … Read the rest
Will you be better or worse off as a result of today’s Budget?
Our summary will tell you, read on to find out.
Some small business owners
It was positive news for small businesses owners, with the introduction of … Read the rest
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, started his first Budget in a bullish mood, listing the ways the economy had exceeded expectations.
He also reported that on International Women’s Day, that there is now a higher proportion of women in work than … Read the rest
“That’s an interesting article about Life Insurance” said no one ever.
To be frank and we need to manage your expectations here; the next few hundred words won’t change that.
But, whilst boring, the next five minutes (assuming you continue … Read the rest
Most of us expect to wait until we are working, and perhaps even have our feet on the housing ladder, before we start thinking about a pension.
But some people have been given a head start, after their parents or … Read the rest
Millions of savers were dealt another blow earlier this month as NS&I announced rate cuts across their range, with even Premium Bonds affected.
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) was set up to provide a relatively cheap source of government borrowing. … Read the rest
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