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20 Apr 2018
Never mind the labels, concentrate on the issues
Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of generalisations.
22 Mar 2018
All this finger-pointing isn’t helping the first-time buyer
Announcing well-overdue planning reforms in England this week the Prime Minister acknowledged that young people were ‘angry’ about not being able to buy a home and were ‘right’ to be so.
24 Nov 2017
There’s more to do Mr Chancellor
Most Budget speeches can give anyone a cold – to which Mr Hammond alluded as he reached for the cough sweets.
01 Jun 2017
Don’t let debt get you down
According to recent publications from the Bank of England over the past year or so, outstanding consumer credit is reaching highs that bring to mind spending levels with borrowed money last seen prior to the 2008 recession. Driven in part by the rising popularity of car finance schemes, it’s also come with a spike in declared insolvencies, in particular, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs). They may seem like a not too unattractive way to clear the majority of your debt without declaring actual bankruptcy, but can actually cause more difficulties in the long run.
24 Mar 2017
Spring is sprung, now for the new year (!?)
Let’s begin with a quiz question. Why does the financial year run from April to March and not throughout a calendar year, which would seem to be more sensible?
25 Jan 2017
Who are you calling old?
Apparently, 50 is the ‘new’ 40 just as 40 was the ‘new’ 30. So says a generation which seems now to be routinely becoming parents into their 40s, 50 and even, in the case last week of art gallery impresario Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, at the age of 64.
25 Nov 2016
Autumn Statement
Hammond provides the keys to £7.2bn.
20 Oct 2016
Childcare
Parenthood is Mother Nature’s great leap of faith.
30 Sep 2016
Lending down, but the desire still burns!
The footprint of Brexit seems to be heavy still.
11 Feb 2016
The perfect family Valentine – A mortgage deposit
A Valentine is not just for lovers, it is also about love, reconciliation and about family.
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