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Private health insurance: What it is, what you should know, and whether it is worth getting for you

Private health insurance, or private medical insurance is an independent form of cover that you can take out which will ensure instant private treatment in the case that you fall ill with a disease or injury that necessitates quick action in order to give the best chance of a positive resolution. Diseases that fall into this category would typically be cancer and heart problems, where early treatment is usually given as the best course of action in order to counteract the illness.

18 Feb 2014 Read More

UK inflation rate falls to four year low of 1.9%

Inflation in the UK, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), has fallen below the Bank of England’s previous target of 2%, falling to 1.9% in January this year.

18 Feb 2014 Read More

Average UK house price soars to £250,000, according to the Office for National Statistics

The average cost of a home in the UK has risen to £250,000, the Office for National Statistics has emphatically revealed.

18 Feb 2014 Read More

Over 40% of students will never pay their loans back, says Public Accounts Committee

The government has inaccurately projected the number of people who will not pay their student loan back in the future, according to a recent panel comprised of some the UK’s major MP’s.

17 Feb 2014 Read More

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

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