UK Economy

How safe is your banking app?
Woman looking at bills
UK Economy

How safe is your banking app?

Banking apps give you the freedom to carry out everyday banking while you’re walking the dog, watching TV or even sitting on the loo. But how safe is …
8 Feb 2023
Will energy prices go down in 2023?
Smart energy meter
Personal finance

Will energy prices go down in 2023?

Wholesale gas prices are on a downward trajectory, but does this mean lower energy bills later this year?
6 Feb 2023
When will interest rates go up?
The Bank of England
UK Economy

When will interest rates go up?

Interest rates are now at 4%, and they could rise further in the months ahead.
3 Feb 2023
Which house-price index is the best?
Crescent of terraced houses
Property

Which house-price index is the best?

Britain is obsessed with house prices, and we have at least four house-price indices to choose from to measure the rate of increase in the value of ou…
27 Jan 2023
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
Petrol station
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling the average car with fuel is falling. Here’s what makes up the price of a litre of petrol.
10 Jan 2023
CPI inflation vs RPI inflation: what’s the difference?
Inflation

CPI inflation vs RPI inflation: what’s the difference?

We’ve been hearing a lot about CPI inflation recently, but what is this metric and why is it different to RPI inflation?
15 Dec 2022
UK house prices rose 12.6% in October says the ONS
House prices

UK house prices rose 12.6% in October says the ONS

House prices have continued to rise according to data from the ONS, but all is not what it seems with the data.
14 Dec 2022
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UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain
Inflation

UK inflation falls to 10.7% but cost of living pressures remain

CPI is down to 10.7% from last month’s 41-year-high of 11.1%
14 Dec 2022
How to prepare your finances for a recession
Personal finance

How to prepare your finances for a recession

The Bank of England has warned we’re probably already in a recession, and it’s due to be one of the longest in recent memory. Here’s what to expect, a…
13 Dec 2022
Unemployment rises as over 50s head back to work
UK Economy

Unemployment rises as over 50s head back to work

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a 0.1% increase in unemployment, but a decreased rate of inactivity.
13 Dec 2022
UK economy grows 0.5% in October, but storm clouds gather
UK Economy

UK economy grows 0.5% in October, but storm clouds gather

The latest data from the ONS showed the economy grew 0.5% in October, but shrank 0.3% in the three months to October
12 Dec 2022
UK house prices see their biggest December drop in four years
House prices

UK house prices see their biggest December drop in four years

According to Rightmove’s house price index average asking prices dipped 2.1% in December.
12 Dec 2022
UK house prices see their biggest fall since 2008
House prices

UK house prices see their biggest fall since 2008

Halifax’s latest house price index shows UK house prices fell by 2.3% in November
7 Dec 2022
What is a recession and how will it affect you?
UK Economy

What is a recession and how will it affect you?

The UK economy is heading towards a recession, according to economists. But what is a recession, and what does it mean for your money?
6 Dec 2022
UK house prices fall at their fastest pace since 2020
House prices

UK house prices fall at their fastest pace since 2020

UK house prices fell 1.4% in November, their biggest fall since June 2020.
1 Dec 2022
House prices expected to fall by 5% in 2023
House prices

House prices expected to fall by 5% in 2023

House prices could fall by 5% next year as rising mortgage rates weigh on buyer demand.
30 Nov 2022
How much tax will you pay after the Autumn Statement?
Tax

How much tax will you pay after the Autumn Statement?

Changes to income tax, capital gains tax and dividend tax were among the announcements made by Jeremy Hunt in his Autumn Budget - but what will it mea…
18 Nov 2022
Triple lock to stay: how will it affect your pension?
State pensions

Triple lock to stay: how will it affect your pension?

Triple lock looks set to stay, but what it is and what does it mean for your retirement income?
18 Nov 2022
Autumn Budget: what does it mean for your finances?
Budget

Autumn Budget: what does it mean for your finances?

From tax threshold freezes, changes to dividend allowances and energy help – what does the Autumn Budget mean for you?
17 Nov 2022
Autumn Statement: Energy Price Guarantee extended – but will not be as generous
Personal finance

Autumn Statement: Energy Price Guarantee extended – but will not be as generous

Hunt will extend the Energy Price Guarantee, which was due to end in April 2023. But, the support will be significantly lower. Here’s everything you n…
17 Nov 2022
Inheritance tax threshold capped until 2028
Inheritance tax

Inheritance tax threshold capped until 2028

Hunt confirms IHT freeze in today’s Autumn Statement. What does it mean for you?
17 Nov 2022
Stamp duty cuts will stay, but only until 2025. How much will you save?
Stamp duty

Stamp duty cuts will stay, but only until 2025. How much will you save?

Hunt: Stamp duty announced in the September mini-Budget will end in 2025, chancellor Hunt has revealed. What does this mean for homebuyers?
17 Nov 2022