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Yearly Archives: 2015

Taxes, tax credits and welfare spending | National Institute of Economic and Social Research

In his budget speech today, Chancellor George Osborne, claimed that ‘we will make work pay’. This blog evaluates that claim. We examine the impact of the changes to income tax thresholds and tax credits together with the introduction of a National Living Sourced through from:

Keiser Report: UK Property Puzzle (E767) – YouTube

In this episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the £24 billion property puzzle in the UK. In the second half, Max continues his in… Sourced through from: The madness continues until the next house price crash…which will be massive when it arrives!

Tax-Free Childcare: 10 things parents should know – Calculator

The demands that the economy has been placing on women to join the working force rather than remain at home, have led to recent changes in the child-care system. In order to make it simpler for women to return to the workforce after giving birth, the government has launched the… Sourced through from:

Budget 2015 key points: At-a-glance summary – BBC News

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of George Osborne’s July 2015 Budget. Sourced through from:

How a cheap will could leave your family in ruins

Almost half of Britons haven’t made a will, but if you’re tempted to buy a cheap DIY kit, be warned by the case of the woman who claims that not using a lawyer cost her a valuable stake in a house Sourced through from:

State pension provider NEST is building an income drawdown scheme

NEST has floated the idea of a low-cost retirement income product that combines cash, investments, and an annuity that starts paying out if you live beyond 85. Sourced through from:

Return of the interest-only mortgage

Lenders have begun introducing deals allowing borrowers to take out an interest-only loan with a deposit of 25 per cent and pay it off when they sell the property. Sourced through from: Short memories…?

Britain’s most expensive borough… where one square metre costs £12,000

Kensington and Chelsea has been named the most expensive place buy a home in Britain, with £12,000 buying just one square metre of property in the borough. Sourced through from:

Mortgage misery for 3million households

More than three million homeowners are saddled with expensive mortgage deals that are costing an extra £4billion a year, and may soon be be unable to afford their mortgages if interest rates rise. Sourced through from:

‘How a £90 will by Barclays lost half my house’

Barclays is being sued by a daughter who claims a botched will by the bank deprived her of a stake in her late father’s London home. The case underlines a wider problem with low-cost wills Sourced through from: Technically, Barclays are right.  But morally and in every other way they are so, so…

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