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Economy predictions for 2014

Economy predictions for 2014

By independent expert Tony Hazell It’s all systems go for the UK, with 2014 heralding better times as we reap the benefits of the long-awaited economic recovery. There should be more good news on jobs, and mortgage rates should stay low. Rapidly rising energy bills remain one blot on the landscape. The European Commission predicts the UK will be the …

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Pension options if you’re self-employed

By independent expert Harvey Jones It’s just as important to think about your pension if you’re self-employed as if you’re employed – but nearly half of all self-employed people have no pension savings at all. The self-employed have to work harder to save for retirement, because they won’t get employer’s pension contributions or qualify for the new government-backed auto-enrolment workplace …

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15 things to do on a long journey

Things to do on a long journey

Long journeys with excited children can be tiring and stressful for everyone. With minimal planning, though, car rides and plane trips can be made easier. Our suggestions here are for games and activities that are free, don’t need any equipment and can occupy everyone from toddlers to teenagers and parents too – including drivers. Most don’t even involve looking down, …

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5 Family Friendly Breaks

Family friendly breaks

Maxine Sheppard, editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog, picks a selection of destinations suitable for a summer family holiday. Cornwall Cornwall has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the UK, with its wide sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and jumbled fishing villages the stuff of seaside holiday dreams. This is a destination where golden childhood memories are formed, …

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Make your house move a green-house move!

Make your house move a green-house move

Our partners at Start share their advice for a sustainable and stress-free moving day Although exciting, moving home can be stressful, wasteful and expensive. Our partners at Start, the UK sustainable living charity, have come up with some useful tips to help make moving more affordable, sustainable and altogether calmer! 1. Before the big day The performance of a lifetime Before …

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