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“Benefits to bricks” – the latest rabbit from the hat!

“It is time to turn benefits into bricks – to help many more people open the door to home ownership” – Work and Pensions Secretary @theresecoffey It will soon become easier for benefit claimants to own their own home, thanks … Continue reading

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Where you can buy a sausage with a brick…

  At this week’s Pension PlayPen coffee morning, Guy Opperman told we could look forward to what was happening in Australia today, being UK pension policy tomorrow, so here – courtesy of the Australian Financial Review is a Government incentive … Continue reading

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We need a home ownership detox!

An important day for British Housing Policy Today, the Government will publish its white paper setting out its long-term housing strategy. This has implications for everyone living in the UK, including the homeless, those who rent, those who own and … Continue reading

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Retiring using other people’s money

Thanks to Jo Cumbo for putting me on to this excellent debate on “property v pension”. You can listen to it here; http://bbc.in/2cyqQgP The crux of the argument is about borrowing. People do not borrow other people’s money to invest in … Continue reading

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Why the Autumn Statement was so important for pensions

Last Thursday I pointed out how the introduction of a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) could be the most significant statement on pensions that Osborne never made. Paul Lewis has blogged the details, follow his twitter timeline to see the Q&A … Continue reading

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