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Police ask for help to crack down on uninsured drivers


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25 Jun 2013

British Police are asking the public for help to tackle disqualified and uninsured drivers by coming forward with any information they have about those driving illegally.

"I am encouraging people to come forward with information on those they know who are driving while disqualified or without insurance," said Inspector David McKenzie, Forth Valley Division Road Policing Unit....

Living standards will recover – Minister insists


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24 Jun 2013

Pensions Minister Steve Webb has predicted that living standards will soon start to recover as earning start to rise faster than prices.

Mr Webb said the squeeze on living standards is nearing an end due to average wages rising at a faster rate than household services and consumer products.

However, his comments came as inflation rose again, heaping yet more pressure on household budgets....

UK and EU regulations holding back the residential mortgage market, claims new report


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21 Jun 2013

Regulation is constraining the UK mortgage market which means that fewer people can become home owners according to a recent report.

Indeed, just a third of young people could be owner occupiers by 2020, just half the number seen in 1993, according to the report commissioned by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

It says that both UK and European Union regulations are holding back lending volumes and innovation and it is calling on the UK government to set out a long term vision for home ownership....

Drivers risk fines for out-of-date information


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20 Jun 2013

As many as 2.6 million Brits could be at risk of £1,000 fines because the address on their driver’s license is out of date, according to new research.

7% of drivers in the study had not updated their license to reflect their new address. If stopped by the police, motorists with outdated personal details on their license could face hefty fines from the DVLA....

Property prices expected to rise across the UK over next 12 months


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19 Jun 2013

Households across the UK expect the value of their home to rise over the next 12 months as optimism over future price rises reaches its highest level in three years, according to a new report.

Londoners are the most optimistic about house price rises over the next year, closely followed by those in the East Midlands, while those in the North East expect the most modest increase in values, the latest Knight Frank and Markit House Price Sentiment Index shows....