The home

Billions in unprotected cash left in UK homes

New research from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has found that more than £5.6 billion in cash is left unsecured in people's homes in the UK.

Rush to beat stamp duty holiday boosts housing market

House sales were up in January as an increased number of first-time buyers made the most of the stamp duty holiday which is to end in March, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says.

Car insurance premiums up 15% in a year

Car insurance premiums increased by more than 15 per cent over 2011, the latest figures from the AA have revealed.

Gas and electricity prices fall

The UK's largest energy providers have all announced a drop in energy bills this week.

Latest mortgage market reforms revealed

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has revealed the latest proposals of its Mortgage Market Review in a bid to prevent a return to the risky mortgage lending seen during the boom.

Charging phones at work costs businesses £1.5 billion

Consumers are saving a collective £1.5 billion on energy bills by charging up their phones and gadgets at work.

Working from home

Some people work at home; others see the home base as the perfect solution to a noisy office, endless interruptions, or a long and expensive commute. But if you are thinking of leaving the office on a permanent basis, there are a number of questions you must first consider.

Working from home

Some people work at home; others see the home base as the perfect solution to a noisy office, endless interruptions, or a long and expensive commute. But if you are thinking of leaving the office on a permanent basis, there are a number of questions you must first consider.

Child tax credit and working tax credit

These tax credits replaced working families' tax credit, disabled person's tax credit and children's tax credit and the child-related elements of income support and jobseeker's allowance.

Strategies for you and your family

No matter what your age, personal or financial status, you will have dreams, and expectations. The impact of the recession necessitates a review in order to evaluate what realistic view you take of your planning. We can advise and help you plan how to make your goals a reality.

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