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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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House prices ‘more realistic’

Average property asking prices are set to fall from a record high in June as the growing number of unsold properties on the market forces sellers to become more realistic, according to a report today.

Last updated 24 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Saving yourself for hols

Nearly 40 per cent of Britons will stay at home this summer rather than take a holiday as families strive to balance household finances, a study has revealed.

Last updated 24 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Still struggling to make ends meet

One in five Britons do not have any money left after meeting all of their outgoings each month.

Last updated 17 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Savers, look away now

A total of £36bn has been knocked off the value of personal savings during the past year as a result of high inflation.

Last updated 17 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Poor quality of life for rich

Wealthy Britons are discontented with their lot and more than half think they would be happier abroad.

Last updated 10 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The savings map of UK

cashbox106 People living in the south of the UK are better at saving money than those in northern regions, research has indicated.

Last updated 10 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Brits in the red until they’re dead

A third of Britons say they have fallen deeper into debt in the past year, with many never expecting to get back into the black.

Last updated 3 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Living standards ‘flatline’

People on low and middle incomes are likely to see their pay “flatline” until 2015, a report has claimed. Economic thinktank the Resolution Foundation says the living standards of the UK’s 11 million workers on low and middle incomes were already faltering before the recession, and they may not increase even when the economy begins to grow again.

Last updated 3 June 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Giving up on the dream

People think they will be nearly 40 until they can afford to buy their first home, and nearly a third have given up trying, according to new research.

Last updated 27 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Little confidence in future

Consumer confidence fell during April as people continued to worry about the state of the economy and the lack of jobs.

Last updated 27 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Child poverty: the inescapable truth

poverty205 Young people from the poorest families in the country fear they will achieve few or none of their goals in life, such as finding a decent job or buying a house, according to new research.

Last updated 20 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Over-50s’ money fears

Older people are suffering a drop in their quality of life as their incomes are squeezed by low interest rates and high inflation, research indicated today.

Last updated 20 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

A future UK ‘pensions’ lottery: you’ve got to be in it to win it

Everyone who pays into a pension should be automatically entered into a £1m-a-month lottery draw, in a bid to encourage saving for retirement, a report has proposed.

Last updated 13 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

It’s super to still be rich

Britain’s super-rich have bucked the economic downturn to increase their collective wealth by 18 per cent in the past year.

Last updated 13 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Cautious spending during Easter

LG finance0605c People showed signs of being more cautious with their spending over Easter, withdrawing less money from cash machines than during the same bank holiday weekend last year.

Last updated 6 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tax changes set to hurt

LG finance0605b Changes to the tax system by the coalition Government will hurt families on middle incomes and impact on manufacturing firms, oil companies and banks, according to new research.

Last updated 6 May 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Building dilemma for social housing

Government plans to allow housing associations to charge higher rents could lead to an extra 56,500 affordable homes being built by 2015.

Last updated 29 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Families £520 worse off

Families are £10 a week worse off than they were a year ago as increases to the cost of living continue to outstrip pay rises, research has shown.

Last updated 29 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

UK individual debt ‘out of control’

The typical Briton has racked up more than £8,400 of unsecured debt, according to financial website moneysupermarket.com.

Last updated 22 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Not seeing the benefits

Rising living costs are causing hardship for pensioners, with nearly half saying they are “just getting by”, according to research. A study for Age UK has found 47 per cent of over-60s class themselves as “just getting by” with a further 11 per cent finding it difficult or “really struggling” to cope financially.

Last updated 22 April 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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