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Holiday fraud on the increase


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24 Oct 2014

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The internet has long been a place where crooks and fraudsters try to trick the unwary.  Industry sources estimate that UK consumers are being scammed out of between £8 million and £20 million on fake websites masquerading as well-known sites such as eBay. ...

Student guide to managing your finances!


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5 Sep 2014

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Thousands of eager teenagers will be heading off to university in the next few weeks.  New students will learn a huge amount during their time at university – however one of the most important lessons to be learnt is how to budget effectively and avoid running up unnecessary debt....

Social media means British expats feel closer to home than ever before


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16 May 2014

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 The widespread use of social media means that British expats never feel far from home, with 89% saying they enjoy a better life abroad thanks to new technology, according to a new study.  

79% feel social media apps improve their life abroad, with some 90% of British expats owning three or more personal devices....

Head teachers to consider scrapping six-week summer break


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7 May 2014

Head teachers are to investigate the benefits of scrapping the six-week summer holidays.

Proposals to spread holidays more evenly through the year were discussed at the NAHT union conference.

Its leader Russell Hobby questioned whether the current 13-week term structure was healthy for staff, arguing changing it could reduce stress and cut holiday prices for families....

Students could be paying loans into their 50s


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11 Apr 2014

Most students will be paying back loans from their university days in their 40s and 50s, and many will never clear the debt, research finds.

The study commissioned by Sutton Trust, written by researchers at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), assessed the impact of the new student loan system for fees and maintenance, introduced in England from September 2012 to coincide with higher tuition costs of up to £9,000 a year....