Housing worries making tenants ill – Shelter

Housing worries making tenants ill – Shelter

Almost 1 in 4 tenants of privately rented homes have felt physically ill because of worries over their tenancies, according to housing charity Shelter. The charity said the YouGov survey they commissioned revealed an estimated two million adults have been facing concerns like affording their rent, the poor condition of their property or the threat …

Millions of renters ‘locked out’ of buying a home

Millions of renters ‘locked out’ of buying a home

A new report claims that more than three million renters are being locked out of buying a home of their own because of spiralling mortgage costs. The Centre For Political Studies (CPS) says that a combination of deposit rises and the stringent affordability tests applied to any mortgage application these days are preventing people getting …

New Pensions Bill re-introduced

New Pensions Bill re-introduced

The government’s delayed Pension Scheme Bill has been re-introduced to Parliament after being delayed by the General Election. The bill was entered into the House Of Lords after previously gaining cross-party support before being dropped as Parliament was dissolved before the December election. New rules It includes new rules for the long-awaited pension dashboards, collective …

Pension savers lost billions in government approved schemes

Pension savers lost billions in government approved schemes

Thousands of UK pension savers have lost billions by investing in government approved schemes. All were persuaded to invest in 105 bogus schemes which were signed up and approved by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) under Tony Blair’s government in 2006, making them seem legitimate. Scams But they were scams and victims lost their …