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How to download tax calculations and tax year overviews

Mortgage lenders consistently ask for the above documentaiton for the self employed or for those with variable components to their income. The following guide gives an overview of how to […]

By Alex Groom, 7th July 2022.

Bank of England increases rates to 1% and further rises predicted

Bank of England increases rates to 1% and further rises predicted Interest rates have risen to the highest level since 2009 as the Bank of England tries to stem the […]

By Alex Groom, 5th May 2022.

House prices up 12% but rises expected to slow, says Nationwide

House prices up 12% but rises expected to slow, says Nationwide UK house prices have risen by 12.1% in the past year but the rate of increase is set to […]

By Alex Groom, 29th April 2022.

Base rate outlook

Bank of England policymaker says rates could rise again in May Catherine Mann argues that soaring energy and food prices will persist even if consumer demand weakens A senior Bank of […]

By Alex Groom, .

House price growth at 17-year high, says Nationwide

House prices grew at the fastest annual pace for more than 17 years in March despite the cost of living crisis, according to Nationwide. Annual growth in house prices hit […]

By Alex Groom, 31st March 2022.

Outlook for UK interest rates

The Bank of England raised its key Bank Rate by 25bps to 0.75% during its March 2022 meeting, in line with expectations. It is the third consecutive rise in borrowing […]

By Alex Groom, 30th March 2022.

House price growth hits 9.6% – ONS

Average UK house prices increased by 9.6% in the year to January 2022, according to the latest UK House Price Index published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This figure is […]

By Alex Groom, .

How essential is Income Protection?

It’s relatively common knowledge now that the cost of living will be going up in April of this year and there is plenty of apprehension surrounding the subject. Now with […]

By Alex Groom, .

What is the UK’s inflation rate and why is the cost of living going up?

UK inflation is rising at its fastest rate for 30 years as fuel, energy and food costs surged. The jump in the cost of living has put increasing pressure on […]

By Alex Groom, .

House prices at all-time high, says Nationwide

House prices continued their post-lockdown recovery in August, notching up their highest monthly rise in more than 16 years, says the Nationwide. “House prices have now reversed the losses recorded […]

By Alex Groom, 3rd September 2020.