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Banking 1 year ago

Budget 2014: The key points explained

ISA limit will increase to £15,000 from 1 July and personal tax allowance will be raised to £10,500, as well as changes to pensions

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Banking 2 years ago

Government unveils ‘family-friendly’ rental rules

Rental property sector changes will allow tenants to request longer tenancies and include a tenants' charter

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Banking 2 years ago

Help to Buy 2nd phase brought forward

Government scheme to open up housing market will be introduced 8 October 2013 – three months earlier than originally planned

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Banking 2 years ago

Mortgage lending and house purchases on the rise

Housing market recovery sees 29% increase in lending over the last 12 months

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Banking 2 years ago

Life for rent: Brits shun homebuying to become tenants

52% of adults opt to avoid costs and hassle of homeownership, while grown-up children are struggling to flee the family nest

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Banking 2 years ago

Homeless families living in B&Bs at 10-year high

The number of homeless families living in emergency bed and breakfast accommodation is at its highest since September 2003

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Banking 2 years ago

Over 25,000 new homeowners following Help to Buy introduction

Help to Buy and other government backed schemes has seen rise in first-time buyers

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Banking 2 years ago

Fund for empty homes aims to tackle housing shortage

The National Empty Homes Loan Fund aims to provide grants to help bring empty homes back onto the market

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Banking 2 years ago

First-time buyer lending at highest level since 2007

Latest report indicates housing market revival

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Banking 2 years ago

Second phase of Help to Buy scheme unveiled

Mixed response sees government plans described as both 'dangerous' and 'favourable'

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