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Private Rental Costs Hit 14 Year High

Private Rental Costs in the UK Hit a New 14-Year High

UK rental prices have skyrocketed to a new 14-year high, achieving the fastest annual growth since the 2008 financial crisis. Coupled with the unprecedented cost of living increases, private tenants across the country are finding it more and more difficult to make ends meet. Data published by Zoopla this week indicates an 11% increase in […] →Read more

Women in the Workplace Encounters With Inequality

Women in the Workplace: Encounters With Inequality

Today, let’s talk about the inequality women encounter in the workplace.  Did you know that studies show that in 2022 women in the UK are paid just 90p for £1 earned by men?  The results of the government’s latest gender pay gap report are unfortunately unsurprising to me. Amongst a cost of living crisis, it paints a […] →Read more

20% of Brits Now Use Loans to Buy Gifts for Parties

20% of Brits Now Use Loans to Buy Gifts for Parties and Events

UK households may be feeling the pinch of unprecedented living cost increases, but it seems even record inflation cannot quell the country’s collective craving for good times. According to the latest data published by Forbes Advisor, around 20% of Brits are now using loans (and other financial products) to buy gifts for important events and […] →Read more

Annual House Price Growth

Annual House Price Growth Hits 17-Year High

Record cost-of-living increases continue to have little to no impact on the UK’s collective appetite to get on the property ladder, as demand continues to outpace supply in all areas of the country. According to Nationwide, insatiable demand has propelled annual house price growth to its fastest pace in more than 17 years – an […] →Read more

Rental Properties

Searches for Rental Properties up 76%, Zoopla Reports

Slowly but surely, some semblance of normality is creeping back into everyday life. Home working and hybrid working models look set to remain the norm for some, but millions are nonetheless finding themselves being summoned back to the office. The mass exodus from major towns and cities has ended, and is beginning to show signs […] →Read more

Mortgage

High Earners at Risk of Becoming Mortgage Prisoners

Many high earners, with big mortgage obligations, are finding themselves unable to refinance, as lenders tighten lending criteria following the recent tax increases. Many homeowners who bought during the pandemic when the market was booming, may find themselves trapped and unable to move if they have gone beyond their means to buy the property. With […] →Read more