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Autumn Statement 2023 Round-Up

On Wednesday 22nd November 2023, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt delivered the Autumn statement to Parliament. In his opening statement, the Chancellor highlighted the decisions made by the government to curb inflation and get the economy back on track. He announced the government’s main five priorities: reducing debt, cutting tax and rewarding hard…

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6 reasons for the declining UK retail market

2023 has proved a difficult year for businesses across the UK with the retail sector in particular struggling to find it’s footing between tradition and transformation. This struggle has been brought into the spotlight with the recent collapse of budget retail giant Wilko, who entered into administration on 10th August, 2023, with 400 stores and 12,000 jobs currently at risk of disappearing from the market.

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Understanding and Improving Your Credit Score

A credit score is a simplified overview of your credit history, giving lenders and prospective loan providers a general idea of your previous credit commitments, repayments and reliability. Currently in the UK, credit scores are measured by three credit reference agencies (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion), who monitor and allow you to check your credit score.…

Why Debt Awareness Week Matters

Why Debt Awareness Week Matters It doesn’t matter which rock you have spent the last few months living under, chances are debt, and the rising cost of living prices have found their way to you. 2022 is the year where debt discussion is more vital than ever before. What has, for many, either been quietly…