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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Business News

Savers can gain from the Chancellor’s measures

GEORGE Osborne’s 2014 Budget and Wednesday’s Autumn Statement will prove to be a watershed moment for savers in the UK.

Last updated 9 December 2014
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Financial advice for every stage of your life

AS we get older, our financial priorities change to fit our circumstances. To achieve much-wanted financial security, there needs to be re-evaluation at every life step at the very least.

Last updated 8 December 2014
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Structured products can boost your returns

EXPECTATIONS that UK interest rates will not rise in the near future were boosted by a dovish set of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee minutes last month showing the majority of members are far from convinced by the case for an early increase.

Last updated 26 November 2014
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Take a structured approach to your savings

SAVERS excited about the new cash ISA limit announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the March budget have been disappointed with providers slashing their interest rates.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Rule changes mean it’s best to be prepared

IT is always difficult to contemplate a plan for when the inevitable happens.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Planning ahead will reduce your tax bill in retirement

TAKING advantage of all appropriate options available can help reduce your tax burden in retirement.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Taking a chance can be a good investment

BUDGET changes, together with a recent small increase in the prize fund, have made investing in premium bonds more attractive, but what are your chances of making money from these investments?

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Could the strength of the pound be eroding your returns?

OVER the last few years, sterling has strengthened as the recovery in the UK economy has become clearer and confidence has grown.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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How to invest in your children’s financial future

GAINING independence for generation Z is a difficult ride, with first time buyers having to face a struggle to get on to the property ladder and an increase in the university tuition fee cap making higher education a first step for many into personal debt.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Pension freedom welcomed, but planning remains a priority

CUTTING the pensions “death tax” to zero is the latest move announced by the Government to add more freedom and benefits to retirement saving.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Four-point plan to help region deliver more

NORTH-EAST businesses have presented the Government with a four-point plan to empower the region and deliver sustainable economic growth.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Record 30.76m people in work

UNEMPLOYMENT has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Scottish links boost economic growth both sides of Border

THE North-East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to link up with the Scottish Government on schemes to boost economic growth on both sides of the Border.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Secret sausage recipe is a sizzling success

hxbanger A HEXHAM butcher’s shop has been praised for serving up some of the best bangers in the business after a secret sausage recipe was discovered in its loft.

Last updated 29 October 2014
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Growing gains for pet project

A DOG sitting company continues to grow with the number of host families quadrupling in the space of a couple of months.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Dream job for Alex

FOLLOWING his excellent work as a trainee gardener at Wallington Hall, Alex Prain has landed his dream job.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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MP demands better deal for apprentices

hxGuyOpper42ct APPRENTICES who are paid just £2.73 an hour should be given a hefty pay rise, according to Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Expansion brings company to Hexham

A FOOD safety company has opened an office in Hexham as part of its expansion into the North.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Proud moment for student Helen

Hxhproud A WYLAM student has proved herself to be top of the class after penning an award-winning dissertation.

Last updated 22 October 2014
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Enterprising spirit takes Heather on fact-finding trip to Florence

hxErasmus39ct AN events manager from Stocksfield is expanding her horizons to work abroad for two months on a cross border exchange programme.

Last updated 1 October 2014
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