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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