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Base rate remains unchanged in surprise decision

Updated: 14th July 2016 - First Published: 14th July 2016 Earlier today, the Bank of England’s rate setting committee announced that it had voted decisively to keep base rate on hold at its record low of 0.5%. But what does it mean for you? Read More...

Budget 2016 – an overview

Updated: 17th March 2016 - First Published: 16th March 2016 Well, George Osborne has just revealed the Budget for 2016 – his eighth so far as Chancellor – and as ever, there were some winners and losers from the whole thing. Below is a quick overview of the key points. Read More...

What does a US Fed rise mean for the UK?

Updated: 17th December 2015 - First Published: 17th December 2015 The US Federal Reserve has decided to raise interest rates, and although you may not think that financial events happening in the US will have much of an impact on UK soil, you may be surprised… Read More...

House price growth “softens” in November

Updated: 30th November 2015 - First Published: 30th November 2015 In welcome news for those trying to get on the housing ladder, latest figures have revealed that house price growth has softened slightly this month, which means that prices shouldn’t be surging ahead too much over the festive period. Read More...

The Autumn Statement 2015

Updated: 25th November 2015 - First Published: 25th November 2015 Chancellor George Osborne presented his latest Autumn Statement earlier today, and while some of it was expected, there were a few surprises along the way, too. We thought we’d outline the key points from a personal finance perspective. Read More...

IHT changes: the power to pass on the family home

Updated: 10th July 2015 - First Published: 10th July 2015 Earlier this week, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed an increase to the inheritance tax (IHT) threshold for family homes, which means that almost a million more properties will soon be exempt from this form of tax. Read More...

The Summer Budget – an overview

Updated: 08th July 2015 - First Published: 08th July 2015 Chancellor George Osborne delivered his latest Budget earlier today, the first wholly-Conservative Budget since 1996. There were few surprises in store – most announcements confirmed previous reports – but here’s a run-through of the key points. Read More...

Budget 2015 – an overview

Updated: 19th March 2015 - First Published: 18th March 2015 Chancellor George Osborne presented his final Budget for this Government earlier today, and while many of the announcements had been... Read More...

The Autumn Statement – an overview

Updated: 03rd December 2014 - First Published: 03rd December 2014 Chancellor George Osborne has just revealed his latest Autumn Statement, and while some of it had been predicted, there were also a few surprises thrown in along the way. Here’s a quick overview of the key points. Read More...

Consumer confidence returning

Updated: 18th August 2014 - First Published: 18th August 2014 Consumers have had it tough over the last few years. Rising prices, stagnant wage growth and a lack of faith in the economy at large have all taken their toll, but it seems that things are definitely on the up. Read More...


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