Are you due a tax rebate? A complete guide to claiming tax back from HMRC


Are you due a tax rebate? A complete guide to claiming tax back from HMRC

Every year thousands of workers in the UK miss out on potentially £100’s of tax refunds, simply because they either don’t know about the tax relief available to them or they don’t bother to submit a claim. Below we outline exactly what tax relief may be available to your particular job, and how you can…

It costs an average of £256 to be a wedding guest, study shows


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A new study has worked out the average cost of being invited to a wedding – taking into account expenses like buying a wedding gift, getting a new outfit for the big day, travel and accommodation. New research has revealed that wedding guests spend an average of £256 when they attend a wedding, with the…

Ethical banks – is this the future of banking?


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Ethical banking is a growing trend, with consumers taking more of an interest in banks that make ‘ethical’ investments and fund social and community-focused projects and organisations. We take a closer look at ethical banking and identify some of the most ethical banks around… Ever since the financial crash of 2008, banks have been seen…

Pensions triple lock – everything you need to know


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As the 2017 General Election campaign begins to gather momentum, there has been a lot of speculation about the future of the pension ‘triple lock’. Below we explain everything you need to know about the triple lock, and why it is important… Recent reports have suggested that the Conservative party are considering replacing the pension…

The average cost of a wedding is now over £16,000


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A new study has found that the average cost of a wedding in 2016 in the UK was £16,842. The study, carried out by Bridebook.co.uk, surveyed 4,000 recently married couples to find the average price – which includes the cost of all the main elements of a wedding: the venue, flowers, dress, catering, rings transport…

Wedding insurance – what it is, what it covers and do you need it?


wedding dress

If you are in the process of organising your wedding then you won’t need us to tell you it can be a costly business. In fact, recent research by Brides Magazine says the average cost of a wedding in the UK is now between £20,000 and £30,000 – putting weddings alongside houses and cars as one of…

What are the best cashback sites to use when shopping online?


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You’ve probably noticed a lot of ads for cashback websites recently, especially during the run-up to Christmas. But how do cashback sites work? How do they make money? How much cashback can you earn with them and which cashback site is the best one to use? In this guide we’ll go through everything you need…

Debt charities warn level of UK credit binge “approaching 2008 peak”


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Debt charities have warned this week that the UK is currently in the midst of a credit boom that is close to levels not seen since the 2008 financial crash. New figures from the Bank of England show that unsecured consumer credit – an umbrella term that includes credit cards, car loans and second mortgages…