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Economy Recovers!

Today, the Office for National Statistics announced that Britain’s economy has recovered the losses caused by the financial crisis and surpassed its pre-recession peak in the second quarter of the year, by posting a growth rate of 0.8%. The first estimate of growth between April and June showed the UK recovery is still on track, matching 0.8% growth in the first quarter. Very positive news...
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House prices in London continue to climb

Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: “The price of a typical UK house rose by 2.9% in Q2, after allowing for seasonal effects. Prices were up 11.5% compared with the same quarter of 2013. “Annual house price growth accelerated to 26% in London, far outpacing the rest of country, and the highest growth rate since Q3 1987. Prices in the capital are now 30% above...
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Interest Rates Rising !

Yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney gave us the biggest hint yet that interest rates may rise a lot sooner than many industry commentators had predicted. Following the announcement earlier this week that unemployment figures had dropped yet again and moves by the Treasury to limit the amount of money people can borrow, Mr Carney warned on Thursday an interest rate rise could happen...
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New ISAs: Great News For Savers!

A welcome surprise for savers in the March Budget was the relaxation by the Chancellor of the rules governing tax-free ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts). The essential message is that from 1 July 2014: ISAs will change into a new, simpler product, the ‘New ISA’ (NISA), with an annual investment limit of £15,000 (an increase of £3,480 over the 2013/14 figure); NISAs will have no...
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4.3 million working days were lost in 2012/13

According to the Health & Safety Executive1 people in the following occupations suffered the most work related injuries in 2012/13: • Skilled Trades; • Caring/Leisure/other services; • Process/plant/machine operatives. Could you benefit from an income protection contract with Day One Accident Protection? Talk to us today! The Health and Safety Executive: Annual Statistics Report...
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