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November 3rd, 2009

At February 2009, there were 12.4 million people of state pension age claiming a DWP benefit, an increase of 207,000 since February 2008. Of these, 66% were claiming State Pension only. The number of people aged 50+ out of work … Continued

The Housing Market -new day or false dawn

October 29th, 2009

The UK housing boom reached its peak in 2007 but since then, house prices have taken a serious knock, ravaged by the credit crisis and the effects of the recession. However, recent data now suggest the market is showing signs … Continued

Personal Accounts

October 1st, 2009

Personal Accounts – Drafts of further proposals On Friday 28th September, the Government issued its 3rd consultation document covering many of the more detailed proposals Personal Accounts covered in the Pensions Act 2008. The consultation periods runs from 24th September … Continued

pound slides, but so does oil

September 28th, 2009

Pound slides, but so does oil Oil slides: why? Is G20 set to take over from G7? US housing recovery stalls Sterling’s fall: blessing or curse? If you are holidaying on the Med, like the author (Michael Baxter) was last … Continued

house prices to dip again in 2010

September 15th, 2009

The ITEM Club from Ernst and Young has said it will be five years before house prices return to their 2007 peak. It also reckons the recent run on the property market has been down to a small number of … Continued

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