Apprenticeship starts fall by 31%

The number of people starting apprenticeships has dropped by 31% compared to the last academic year, according to the Department for Education. Between August 2017 and May 2018 there were 315,900 apprenticeship starts, compared to 457,200 the same time the year...

Housing wealth ‘won’t solve the pensions crisis’

Most people with low pension savings will not be able to rely on housing equity to adequately top up their retirement income, according to a report by Royal London. Equity release schemes enable homeowners over the age of 55 to access their housing wealth. However,...

How to make the most of the Lifetime ISA

The Lifetime ISA (LISA) was launched in April 2017, and allows people aged 18 to 39 to open an account and benefit from a 25% government bonus on savings of up to £4,000 a year. But now, less than 18 months on from its introduction, MPs are calling for the savings...

Exports: is the time right to get involved?

Have you ever thought about exporting goods and services around the world? If the answer is "no", maybe the time is right to think again. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), demand for British goods and services is booming with exports at the record...

Exports rise to record high of £621bn

Exports of UK goods and services increased to a total of £620.7 billion in the year to June 2018, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Between June 2017 and June 2018, goods exports showed strong growth compared to the same time in the previous year...
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