March 2015 blog posts

CBI fears ‘power vacuum effect’ after General Election

money saving tips for londonersThe Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has cautioned of the negative effect that a non-majority result in the forthcoming general election will have on the …

Unemployment in the UK drops again

Daily news newspaper headline reading good newsNewly released official figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that unemployment in the UK dropped to 1.86million in the three months to …

FCA report shows bank customers are unaware of account switching

Old Fashioned Bank SignA new report issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), indicates that a large majority of bank customers do not know that there is a …

Government announces 20p rise in national minimum wage

money saving tips for londonersThe government has announced that from October this year, the national minimum wage will go up to £6.70 per hour. This a rise of 20p …

House prices struggling in the capital but rising elsewhere

Giving house keysA new report indicates that a drop in the number of properties coming onto the London market is having the effect of pushing up prices …

Economic recovery in the UK seems to be sidestepping the retail sector

barterAccording to a new joint report issued by leading accountancy group, KPMG and the BRC (British Retail Consortium), the continuing economic recovery in the UK …

Political uncertainty adversely affecting property market in the UK

money saving tips for londonersEstate agent, Foxtons, has cautioned that the property market will remain static until the current period of economic and political uncertainty ends, that is, once …

Increase in lending to SME businesses

Daily news newspaper headline reading good newsLending to smaller firms has increased markedly over the last year. Sixty per cent of applications for this type of loan were rubber stamped in …

Workers pension woes

pensionsA new survey by the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) suggests that while workers will react in a measured way to the new …

First time buyers feeling the pinch

Mortgage debt denialFirst time buyers, who are already facing stiff competition from buy-to-let landlords wielding £100,000 deposits, will be in an even more difficult position from April, …

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