Spring Statement 2018

12 Mar 2018

By the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to his feet in the House of Commons to deliver the first Spring Statement, he had already offered plenty of hints that this would be a low-key affair. Gone was the primetime Wednesday

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The number of millionaire households is on the rise in the UK

8 Mar 2018

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a new report that shows that the number of UK households that could consider themselves as millionaires rose by nearly a third in just two years. Around 3.6 million households in Britain

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First-time buyer numbers hit a record ‘11-year high’

8 Mar 2018

The number of people taking their first step on to the property ladder hit an 11 year high in 2017, according to trade association, UK Finance. Last year there were 365,000 first-time buyers in the UK – an increase of

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Auto-enrolment final deadline passes

8 Feb 2018

By 1 February 2018, all employers must have a workplace pension plan in place under the Government’s automatic enrolment scheme. Launched back in October 2012, auto-enrolment has seen millions of workers across the UK enrolled into workplace pension schemes. The

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How is Q1 shaping up for the global markets and investments?

8 Feb 2018

With high levels of uncertainty as a result of Brexit and fluctuating markets, many will have started 2018 wondering where the best place is to put their money to make the greatest return. In 2017, we saw the first base

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Retirement incomes hit highest level since financial crash

8 Feb 2018

A new study has found that retirement income levels in the UK have hit their highest peak since the financial crisis. A new study by insurance and pension provider, Prudential, has found that those planning to retire in 2018 are

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Up to a third of millennials could be invested in cryptocurrency by close of 2018

5 Jan 2018

A new report has predicted that a third of millennials – those born between the early 1980s and 2000s – will have money invested in cryptocurrency by the end of next year. Conducted by the London Block Exchange (LBX), the

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Only half of employees are happy with rise in Workplace Pension contributions

5 Jan 2018

A new study by Aviva has found that only 50 per cent of the 2,007 people it surveyed would definitely stay ‘opted in’ to a workplace pension scheme following a rise in minimum contributions. From April 2018, minimum pension contributions

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UK private housing stock worth £6 trillion

5 Jan 2018

For the first time ever, UK private housing stock has surpassed the £6 trillion value mark, according to the latest research from the Halifax. The Halifax report has shown that in 2017 the value of privately-owned homes has grown by

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First-time buyers exempted from SDLT on homes up to £300,000

7 Dec 2017

First-time buyers across the UK are celebrating after the Government brought an immediate end to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on first home purchases on properties worth up to £300,000 – as well as savings on homes worth up to

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