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Chancellor George Osborne dismisses possibility of a currency union with an independent Scotland

Chancellor of the Exchequer has dealt the Scottish National Party a massive blow in the lead up to this year’s independence referendum; by dramatically ruling out the possibility of a continued currency union should the country decide to split from the rest of Great Britain.

17 Feb 2014 Read More

Bedroom tax is ‘heaping misery and hardship on already struggling families’

Over 65% of tenants who have been hit by the coalition’s new tax on households with excess bedrooms are currently struggling to keep up with their monthly rent payments, according to a study by the National Housing Federation.

17 Feb 2014 Read More

First time buyer market hottest it’s been in 50 years, says Council of Mortgage Lenders

First time buyers comprised the largest percentage of mortgage recipients during 2013, the highest level of acquisition since 2000, according to the UK’s largest lenders.

13 Feb 2014 Read More

Government set to freeze energy company taxes on fossil fuels

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced the government’s intention to implement a provisional four year freeze on fossil fuel taxes levied on energy companies, following persistent calls within the industry for reduced energy costs.

13 Feb 2014 Read More

Make Sure Your Dating Profile Attracts Mr Right and Not an Identity Thief This Valentine's Day!

In the run up to Valentine’s day, finding love will be on may minds and each year, Internet dating sites help thousands of people find Mr. or Ms. Right or at the very least Mr. or Ms. Rightnow.

13 Feb 2014 Read More

Five reasons to get on the electoral roll

With the next general election most likely little more than a year away, the leading names are jostling for position ahead of the expected 2015 date. But many of us won’t even be able to vote in it, unless we get on to the electoral roll – and not doing so could also affect your credit rating.

12 Feb 2014 Read More

Housebuilding must improve or government risks ‘lost generation’ of homeowners

The government must act now and address Britain’s housing shortages or else they risk creating a ‘lost generation’ of people who are unable to acquire ownership of a home, according to one of the country’s leading housing charities.

12 Feb 2014 Read More

Bank of England unveils new forward guidance policy as interest rates set to remain low ‘for some time to come’

The Bank of England has announced a change in their forward guidance policy, identifying that they will no longer attach the future of interest rate rises to the unemployment in the country.

12 Feb 2014 Read More

UK living standards will be worse in 5 years than they were in 2008, says Resolution Foundation

The total level of disposable income that the average British household possess will be 3.5% less in 2019 than it was at the start of the financial crisis back in 2008, according to one of Britain’s top think tanks.

11 Feb 2014 Read More

Mortgage rate rises on the horizon as prospective homeowners advised to fix now

Long term fixed rate mortgage costs are beginning to creep up, with the current period of historically low interest offerings drawing to a close after almost 5 years.

11 Feb 2014 Read More

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