Author Archives: Shelley McCarthy

Free childcare allowance: Budget 2014

With a little over 24 hours until the Budget 2014, various news sources have revealed ministers are set to announce …

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Budget 2014 preview

The Chancellor George Osborne is due to deliver his latest Budget on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 12.30pm. Here is …

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Don’t be a victim of the boiler room scam

If someone calls you on the phone and wants you to invest your money, hang up. Do not become a …

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Inheritance tax hotspots

New research has reached the (perhaps unsurprising) conclusion that London and the South East of England pay more inheritance tax …

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Resolutions

Have you kept yours? We are almost at the end of January and the majority of us will already have …

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Shifting global economic growth

Things are continuing to look rosy for the UK economy. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) …

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Low interest rates until Autumn 2015?

Everyone seems to have an interest rate prediction these days, along with advice for the policymakers. Now that the UK …

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Inflation now at 2% target

The latest price inflation figures show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation has reached the government target of …

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What will happen to you when interest rates rise?

Interest rates are currently at historic lows and there is no reason to believe they will rise in the short …

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Poorer than your parents?

One constant of the past 70 years or so has been improving living standards. As they post-war Baby Boomer generation …

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