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Conal Gregory: Don’t miss out on exciting opportunities in the UK

It is easy to keep looking over one’s shoulder at the economies of China, the US and emerging nations without realising the exciting opportunities for investing in the UK.

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Gareth Shaw: The complex world of childcare support

The moment my wife and I found out we were expecting, more than a year ago, I was preparing myself for decades of being skint.

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Karl Elliott of Beverley Building Society

Beverley Building Society plans to improve face-to-face financial services in Yorkshire

BEVERLEY Building Society plans to ensure more people have access to face to face financial services, at a time when many banks have infuriated customers by closing dozens of rural branches.

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Conal Gregory: It’s time to spring clean your finances

The start of the new tax year yesterday is an incentive to take up the tax concessions available but also a reminder to spring clean your finances.

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WORKPLACE PENSIONS: The minimum amount that must be contributed by workers has increased substantially Photo: David Jones/PA Wire

Martin Lewis: Don’t opt out despite pension hike shock

Congratulation and commiserations. If you’re an employee aged 22 or more, earning over £10,000 a year, you’ve likely just had a hidden pay rise and a hidden pay cut at the same time.

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Huddersfield offers great investment potential, the breakfast event was told Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

‘Huddersfield can use cultural and sporting heritage to attract investors’

BUSINESS leaders in Huddersfield have been urged to draw on the town’s rich cultural and sporting heritage to attract overseas investors.

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Conal Gregory: Don’t miss out on tax benefits as ISA deadline approaches

Investors should not miss probably the most generous annual tax concession of all – the Individual Savings Account or ISA – but speedy decisions need to be made as there is little time left.

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Martin Lewis: Thousands of students have overpaid on loans

This is a clarion call to everyone who’s been to university in the last 20 years or so.

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Barack Obama has said UBI will be a big policy debate of the next two decades. (PA).

Stewart Lansley: A universal basic income would pay off

A few years ago the idea of giving everybody a guaranteed basic income was seen as both utopian and eccentric. Today there is a remarkable and largely unexpected global momentum behind the idea.

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Grand scheme: A gold-plated pension pot would be needed for those bucket list trips. 'Picture: PA/Joel Grimes

Gareth Shaw: Sums that are needed to retire comfortably

How much do you really need to live comfortably in retirement?

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Provident Financial to tap investors for £331m

Provident Financial has announced a £331 million investor cash call after being ordered to pay almost £171 million in fines and compensation over mis-selling at its Vanquis Bank arm.

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George Osborne.

Gareth Shaw: Osborne’s Lifetime ISA dream looking shaky

In his final Budget as Chancellor in 2016 – before he reinvented his career as a crusading newspaper editor – George Osborne announced, with his usual theatrical pomp, that the Government was creating a new savings account – the Lifetime Isa – to empower the under 40s who, he said, “haven’t had… a good deal from the pension system”.

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Prime Minister Theresa May 'dots the eye' of a Chinese dragon, a traditional ritual of awakening a dragon Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conal Gregory: There’s plenty to bark about as China enters the year of the dog

Yesterday China celebrated its new year by lighting fireworks, giving red envelopes of money to children and enjoying celebratory meals to usher in the Year of the Dog.

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Everybody should take sensible steps to protect their family.

Conal Gregory: Why it pays to prepare for an accident or ill health

It is incredible that so many people disregard the possibility of an accident or ill health and put their lifestyle – as well as their dependents – at risk by not taking out protection cover.

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221217   Kevin Hollinrake   MP for Thirsk and Malton in front of the market cross  in Easingwold.

We need regulator with teeth who is willing to bite, says MP

A YORKSHIRE MP is calling for the creation of a watchdog “who is prepared to bite” as anger grows over the delay in publishing a report into claims that a state-backed bank mistreated some of its small business customers.

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Safety message: Chris Madeley believes her books can save lives

Business diary: Meet the cones with a safety message and Chase de Vere bucks the trend

AUTHORS can find inspiration in the most mundane places.

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Holmfirth gallery paints a picture of success

Holmfirth gallery paints a picture of success

Art lovers are being sought for a once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity

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The development offers versatile, high spec living

An outstanding opportunity to buy in the ‘Golden Triangle’

We take a look at a stylish new home being built at one of the best addresses near Wetherby, Yorkshire.

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Provident Financial is 'engaged in a dialogue' with the FCA

Provident Financial ‘in dialogue’ with FCA in bid to resolve regulatory investigations

PROVIDENT Financial today said it is “engaged in a dialogue” with the Financial Conduct Authority with a view to reaching a resolution of the regulatory investigations at Vanquis Bank and Moneybarn.

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WASPI supporters outside Westminster

Government must act to end pensions injustice, says WASPI campaign group

Thousands of women who claim to have suffered injustice because they were not given “adequate” notice of changes to their state pension age have submitted complaints for maladministration, according to the leader of a campaign group.

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