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Shock National Insurance U-turn

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Peter under: News

In a shock move, that will come as a pleasant mid-week surprise to many, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the government will not proceed...

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A final chance to boost your State Pension

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Peter under: Pensions

A potentially attractive government scheme, allowing some people to boost their state pension, by paying in a lump sum, closes in April. Time is running...

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Budget 2017: Everything you need to know

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Peter under: News

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...

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Budget 2017: Were you a winner or a loser?

Posted on March 8, 2017 by Peter under: News

Will you be better or worse off as a result of today’s Budget? Our summary will tell you, read on to find out. Winners Some...

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Are you eligible for Marriage Allowance?

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Peter under: Marriage Allowance

No one likes to pay too much tax, so it is surprising that many people are not taking advantage of an important new tax break....

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Everything you need to know about Innovative Finance ISAs

Posted on February 24, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

A new kind of ISA (Individual Savings Account) was announced by the government last year, which promises higher returns than traditional Cash ISAs. What is...

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Are Premium Bonds still a winner?

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

Many of us got our first introduction to savings with Premium Bonds when we were much younger; they are a traditional gift for children. They...

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The economic outcome of the Brexit vote

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

The markets dislike uncertainty, and with last year’s Brexit vote taking us into uncharted waters, many people were expecting at least some economic squalls. In...

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Why NS&I has slashed returns to savers – and what savers can do about it

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Savings

National Savings and Investments (NS&I) remains a favourite for millions of savers. It’s seen as safe, if unexciting, and with government backing, completely secure. Unfortunately, it...

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Where are house prices heading in 2017?

Posted on February 23, 2017 by Peter under: Property

Predicting the future is never easy, but one thing we can all agree on is that housing will continue to be a hot topic in...

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