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Intergenerational unfairness is creating a lost generation of young people

29 April 2016 11:02

Monday’s Work and Pensions Committee session on intergenerational fairness further ignited the debate about the hardships facing today’s younger generation.…

It’s time for British consumers to get real

28 April 2016 10:38

‘That’s Asda price’ is a thing of the past. The slogan’s long gone and so, it appears, is the retailer’s…

What you are telling us about the housing market

27 April 2016 10:35

Every month, some 1,500 households across the country tell us what they think has happened to the value of their…

How to close the gender pay gap

26 April 2016 11:19

Nearly half a century after Ford Dagenham women sewing machinists struck for equal pay, a new survey shows women are…

Are Shakespeare’s musings on money still relevant today?

25 April 2016 9:39

You may this weekend have attended one of hundreds of events around the country to celebrate the 400th anniversary of…

The future belongs to entrepreneurs

22 April 2016 18:25

‘Who thinks the UK is the best place in Europe to start a business?’ asked Spectator editor Fraser Nelson. Almost…

Children or a pension? The true cost to women who put their financial needs on hold

22 April 2016 10:24

More women than ever face old age in poverty after a report this week revealed that they were sacrificing their…

Record equity release figures mean we’re failing an ageing population

21 April 2016 10:14

The Equity Release Council is rubbing its hands with glee this morning. Its latest figures reveal £393.9 million was lent…

A brief respite for motorists

20 April 2016 9:50

Ah, the put-upon motorist. Fees to park outside your own house, potholes littering the streets, road tax, MOTs, and the…

It’s Mortgage Freedom Day. Time to celebrate?

19 April 2016 10:43

Mortgage Freedom Day. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Think about that for a second. Mortgage. Freedom.…

The savings rate tricks that shame banks and building societies

18 April 2016 10:05

Savers were hit with a double whammy of bad news last week. On Tuesday it was revealed that inflation had climbed…

Political short-termism: the buy-to-let housing market

15 April 2016 9:13

Over the past year you may have heard about a ‘war’ being waged against the buy-to-let market. This could not be further…

Government U-turn on granny flat tax

14 April 2016 10:39

Since the start of April, anyone buying a home with a granny flat could have found themselves hit by an…

Paying for the privilege to park outside your own front door

13 April 2016 10:49

I know it’s de rigueur in many cities across Britain but it never ceases to rankle that councils charge people…

Debt-free in retirement? Dream on

12 April 2016 10:44

My parents are lucky. They’re in their 60s, mortgage-free and not bogged down by any personal loans. But if new…

Tax boost for savvy savers

11 April 2016 10:09

Savers have been handed some much-needed support at the start of the new tax year, but the number of government…

Your home insurance holds the key to property disputes

8 April 2016 9:20

Rising house prices and a lack of properties has prompted many homeowners to improve rather than move. And who can blame them?…

Reckless conservatism: don’t blow your fortune in cash

7 April 2016 10:16

Savers are wasting a fortune by keeping their money in cash only. They may as well be burying the £735…

Housing

Counting the cost of becoming a nation of renters

6 April 2016 10:16

Proof, if proof was needed, earlier this week that property prices in the capital are out of control. Research by Savills…

Flood Re: help for homeowners in flood-stricken areas

5 April 2016 9:55

If you’re not familiar with the nuances of the insurance industry (and quite frankly, who is?), then the name Flood…

Could you be an ISA millionaire? Not likely

4 April 2016 9:02

‘Become an ISA millionaire in 24 years’, the press release breathlessly announced. A millionaire? In 24 years? Yes please. In…

PPI scandal rumbles on as bank complaints hint at next big scandal

1 April 2016 10:07

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. According to the latest figures from the city watchdog, the number of complaints…

Birmingham emerges as the UK’s ‘crash for cash’ capital

31 March 2016 10:12

Birmingham, home of Cadbury, the X-ray and state education, has just scooped another accolade. Today it has emerged as the…

Housing

More misery for landlords

30 March 2016 10:08

The news for landlords seems to keep getting worse. Following a clampdown on tax relief and a huge hike in…

A common sense approach to pensions

29 March 2016 10:21

When the government implemented radical new pension freedoms a year ago, it was the most fundamental reform to the system…