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Pension vs property

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The housing crisis in the UK needs little introduction, and the statistics say it all. Rates of home ownership plummeted from 73.3 per cent in 2007 to just 63.4 per cent by the end of 2016.

By Scott Robertson
11 October 2018
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Your guide to stamp duty in the UK

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A hot topic among homeowners and prospective buyers is that of stamp duty. Very few taxes are popular with the general public, but this one in particular has proved to be a source of controversy.

By Scott Robertson
2 October 2018
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Are price controls good or bad for the UK economy?

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A couple of weeks ago, industry regulator Ofgem introduced a new cap on energy prices. Specifically, those on default tariffs will have their annual bills capped at £1,136, making for an average saving of £75 for an estimated 11 million Brits.

By Scott Robertson
27 September 2018
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What impact has August’s base rate hike had on savers and borrowers?

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The decision to raise Bank of England (BoE) rates at the start of August was ostensibly one that would bring relief to hard-pressed savers.

By Scott Robertson
19 September 2018
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The ghosts of Lehman Brothers: 10 years later

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It is scarcely believable that precisely a decade has passed since the once-mighty Lehman Brothers collapsed. Time certainly does fly.

By Scott Robertson
12 September 2018
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Is the pension system in need of reform?

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"Incomprehensible! Baffling! Convoluted!"

These are just a few of the adjectives bandied about when the subject of Britain's pension system is brought up.

By Scott Robertson
5 September 2018
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Could a Care ISA ease the social care problem?

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The issue of social care – and, more specifically, funding the cost of this care – is one which has become a major concern for our society.

By Scott Robertson
30 August 2018
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The case for business rates reform

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Market sentiment towards the recent struggles of the UK high street has been unequivocally negative, which in turn has left many people wondering if this is an indicator that hard times lie ahead for the wider economy.

By Scott Robertson
22 August 2018
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British unemployment rate: Shouldn’t we be celebrating?

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These days, it feels like there are only three certainties in life. Death. Taxes. And falling unemployment in the UK.

By Scott Robertson
15 August 2018
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Why switching savings accounts is vital to your portfolio

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Anyone who keeps an eye on best buy tables may have noticed some encouraging shifts within the savings section.

By Scott Robertson
8 August 2018