Facts & Figures' Blog

State Benefits Cut

Many of us in the UK believe that if the worst happens “the state will protect us”. Sadly, the state has run out of money and benefits, particularly benefits for homeowners, have been cut dramatically. A “widowed parent” with a newly born child could once have potentially received £119,052 from the state over time; and even […]

Something is rotten in the state of UK pensions

Just about everything that could have gone wrong with the UK pensions system has gone wrong over the past 20 years, and there is no end in sight. The rot began with former Chancellor Gordon Brown’s infamous stealth tax raid on pensions in 1997 but really spread after the financial crisis. If the blight continues […]

The UK Gender Pay Gap

Figures have long suggested that women in the UK are at an earnings disadvantage due to their sex To add to this, a recent study has shown that women returning to work after having children are more likely to see that pay-gap widen. According to the study this is often due to women returning to […]

The Future for First Time Buyers

Recent study reveals first time buyers continue to face an uphill battle… A recent study has found that the average price of a starter home exceeds the Help to Buy scheme’s maximum purchase cap of £250,000 (or £450,000 in London). The Help to Buy ISA was introduced last December, and comes with the promise of […]

Building a Fair Society

As the gap between business tycoons & their employees continues to widen we have to ask – are we any closer to building a fair society? Philip Green and Mike Ashley have made huge personal fortunes from British business. Meanwhile BHS has gone bust and employment practices at Sports Direct have attracted widespread criticism. In a […]

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