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Universal Credit will fail to encourage full-time work?

30 October, 20120 Comments
A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation today suggests Universal Credit (UC) could see people worse off in work and struggling to manage their finances, with many left to deal with a more complex benefits system than before. Key points found by the report include: Switching to monthly single payments to households is a
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Relying on benefits to pay rent will put UK on course for rent capping?

22 October, 20120 Comments
A recent study has found that the number of households in Britain is growing three times as fast as the number of homes being built; whereby workers are increasingly depending on benefits to pay their rent, with an extra 10,000 workers a month becoming reliant on housing benefit. The Home Truths study, by the National
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International Credit Union Day

18 October, 20120 Comments
International Credit Union Day is celebrated annually on the 3rd Thursday of October, with this years theme being ‘Members Matter Most.’ “Members Matter Most” celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide alternative to banks and building societies for more than
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It’s official! Renting is cheaper than buying…

21 August, 20120 Comments
New research released by Savills and Rightmove shows that renting is cheaper than buying, across all but two of the UK’s 376 boroughs. These latest findings reveal that the common perception that it is cheaper to buy than rent (in the short term) is wrongly believed by 51% of renters and homeowners across the UK.
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