Finance & Tax


    Snap Statement: What do budget reversals mean for landlords?

    What Jeremy Hunt’s statement means for mortgages and the housing industry Jeremy Hunt, as the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, made a statement on Monday 17th October ahead of his Medium Term Fiscal Plan, due on the 31st of October. This statement attempted to calm the markets following the swift departure of Kwasi Kwarteng from …


      New Energy Price Cap January Increase

      The energy price cap is to be increased yet again in January 2023 Energy regulator Ofgem has announced that the energy price cap is going up again with analysts predicting it could rise around £3,334 in January 2023. This follows a planned rise in October 2022 when the current cap will rise from £1,971 for …


        50% of UK Households Cutting Back on Energy

        Over 50% of UK households are cutting back on gas and electricity use due to the cost-of-living crisis More than half of UK households have reduced energy usage because of the cost-of-living crisis. In a bid to cut costs, a new survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 52% …


          Chancellor Announces Measures to Ease Cost-of-Living Crisis

          Chancellor Rishi Sunak, has unveiled his long-awaited £15 billion cost-of-living package, which includes one-off payments for the most vulnerable and energy bill discounts for every UK household. Energy bills are expected to hit an unprecedented £2,800 in October, according to the head of the energy regulator, Ofgem. And record-high petrol and diesel prices, as well …


            Online Banking: Can you trust a faceless system?

            Technology has moved on so much over the last few decades that you rarely need to go into a bank if you don’t want to. But how much can you trust online banking? While some forms of online banking have been in use since the 1980s, it’s only in the 21st century that this way …


              Top Tips for Budgeting as a Landlord

              As a landlord, you’ve got a lot of finances to juggle, so what’s the best way to handle it all? When you become a landlord, it’s no longer just your own personal budget you have to worry about, you now have to balance the books for your business. And there’s quite a bit to keep …


                Premium Bonds, Property or Pension?: What is the smart investment choice?

                Are you thinking about investing in your future, but not sure where to start?  The best time to start investing in your future was yesterday. The second best time is today. As costs spiral ever higher, you might be focusing only on the here and now, which is understandable. But if you are thinking about …


                  What is the value of an Independent Financial Advisor?

                  First things first, what does an independent financial advisor do? Looking to invest? Maybe you want to grow your rental business? You need money to invest and to grow your portfolio, so an independent financial advisor might be worthwhile for you. They are completely up-to-date with what is going on in the financial world and …


                    How Can I Prepare for the Cost-of-Living Crisis?

                    The cost-of-living crisis will hit everyone – landlords and tenants alike. So how can you prepare for it? It has been a long few years and it seems it’s just one crisis after another, with the cost-of-living crisis following swiftly on the heels of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. But what exactly is causing the …

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