Regulator warns of help-to-buy equity loan risk

First-time buyers who used a help-to-buy equity loan to get on the property ladder are being warned over the risks of getting into negative equity. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) claimed the scheme potentially exposes borrowers to any changes in economic...

SMEs reveal Spring Budget wishlist

Small businesses want lower business rates and a delay to the off-payroll rules extending to the private sector in next month's Spring Budget. A report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) claimed new chancellor Rishi Sunak has a chance to "illustrate his...

Govt. urged to allow flexible state pension withdrawals

The Government is being urged to allow workers to make flexible withdrawals from their state pension. A report from Aviva claimed this would enable a phased approach to retirement as more people continue to work past their state pension age. Over-55s can make flexible...

Setting and reviewing pay in 2020

Whether you're attracting new, talented individuals to your business or rewarding your current staff, pay is probably one of the first things you need to think about. According to the Office for National Statistics, median weekly earnings for full-time employees...

Spring Budget to go ahead as planned

The Government will stick to the date of Spring Budget 2020, quashing speculation it may be delayed. Chancellor Rishi Sunak took to Twitter to confirm Spring Budget 2020 will be held after Prime Minister's Questions on 11 March. Sunak tweeted: "Cracking on with...