What will ‘levelling up’ mean for you?

At the beginning of February, the government released their ‘levelling up’ white paper – a document that sets out a “complete system change” of how government operates that will be put into practice in order to level up the UK. The paper outlines 12 new national missions with a view to them being achieved by 2030. So, what are these new missions and how could they impact you?

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How essential is Income Protection?

It’s relatively common knowledge now that the cost of living will be going up in April of this year and there is plenty of apprehension surrounding the subject. Now with recent events in Europe heightening that concern, many plan to slash any non-essential outgoings in order to help deal with the increased energy costs – so where does Income Protection fall on the scale of necessity?

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Average asking prices for UK homes soar in February

The average asking price for homes in the UK rose sharply in February as strong demand for properties in London and elsewhere with homes in shorter supply. According to Rightmove, asking prices have experienced the biggest monthly increase since the company started recording such data in 2001. With property prices already high, this revelation comes as welcome news for homeowners looking to sell.

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Key worker products – what’s out there?

After nearly two years of key workers holding the country up on their shoulders through their immeasurable effort and sacrifice throughout the pandemic, more and more mortgage products are becoming available with exclusive benefits specifically for key workers. So, what do you need to know when it comes to benefiting from these special rates?

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Rising Inflation: How does it affect you?

As reports of rising inflation in the UK flood the news, we thought the time was right to take a closer look at how it could impact you. With inflation hitting a 30 year high in recent weeks, it’s bound to have an effect, so we thought it best to look into what could happen and how best to deal with the situation.

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Critical illness cover – what you need to know

Critical illness cover (or CIC) is a type of insurance that is often sold alongside life insurance. It is designed to provide you and your family with financial stability if one of you were to fall seriously ill. It’s of course not a nice thing to think about but preparing for the worst is always a good way to ensure you have a safety net to fall back on if a critical illness were to prevent you from going to work.

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