Mortgage approvals rose by 20% last month, compared to February last year, as buyers rushed to secure mortgage deals before the original end of the stamp duty holiday.
The pandemic has resulted in a significant change to our property preference, with a widespread shift to working from home. With more time spent at home, there was a degree of inevitability that what we want and need from our properties would change.
There is a significant gap between the pension wealth of men and women. On International Women’s Day, new research has shown that the typical woman in her twenties today will be £100,000 poorer (in pension terms) than her male peers.
The global economy recovery is largely dependent on one critical factor; the speed and effectiveness of the vaccination rollout across the world. Read more of “Global economic recovery is within reach”
While the Chancellor avoided personal tax increases in his Budget, he managed to raise around £8 billion a year through a rather sneaky mechanism of freezing thresholds and allowances.