Will rising food and energy prices coupled with the end of the £20 Universal Credit boost lead to greater debt for those on low incomes?

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Battens Solicitors Debt Recovery Manager Angela Loveless has some timely advice: Rising food and energy prices, the end of Furlough and the cut to the £20 Universal Credit payment will put many households under severe financial pressure this winter. Incomes have been hard hit since the beginning of the pandemic. For those in full time […]

Easy steps to take to protect your assets against Care Home fees.

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Protection of assets against care home fees remains a hot topic and a pressing concern for many. Blanchards Bailey Partner and Head of Private Client, Jerome Dodge, gives his views on the recent government announcements. “Proposals to put a lifetime cap on the amount an individual has to pay towards their long- term care are […]

The return of 5% deposits for first time buyers

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The property market can be daunting for first time buyers and add Covid-19 into the equation and you have a challenging situation. However it’s not all doom and gloom as property expert Samantha Pattle explains: The property market is facing unprecedented demand partly fuelled by the changes the pandemic has brought with it. At Battens […]