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‘Tis the season to be jolly in Bath

imagesCASNAGZCIf you’re a fan of the festive season, Bath could be the perfect location for you to put down roots. Bath boasts one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK, with more than 170 wooden chalets selling original crafts and goods, which is open well after dark for 11 days over the Christmas period. With its Christmas lights, the aroma of mulled wine and pine needles, the annual Christmas Market really gives beautiful Bath a fairy-tale atmosphere. Continue reading

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UK wage growth accelerates; unemployment stabilises

Compare savings accountsIn the wake of CPI growth slowing to 1% in November, wage growth in the UK has now exceeded inflation for the first time since September 2009. Continue reading

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Twelve tips to save money this Christmas

Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white backgroundWe’ve all been there; you’ve spent too much money on countless Christmas drinks parties and general winter comforts for yourself, leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute only to realise your actual budget is a fraction of what you hoped it would be. Continue reading

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1 in 10 of us will get a second job to cover the cost of Christmas

Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white backgroundNew research shows that 21.2 million people are looking at other ways to help them raise funds to pay for Christmas. According to a survey from Scottish Friendly, 1 in 5 Londoners will be looking for a second job to fund the holidays. Whilst 2 million of us across the UK have planned to ignore Christmas altogether and work to cash in on the extra rewards.

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Interest rate rise on the cards

interest-ratesMark Carney, talking to Birmingham Post, had claimed that inflation is likely to drop below 1% over the next few months, not rising again until late 2015. “…for this economy to have balance and inflation to get back to 2% [the Bank of England’s target] over the next few years…in all likelihood…interest rates are going to have to increase”. Mr Carney emphasised the probability of a gradual hike in interest rates, while expressing uncertainty about the exact time frame. Continue reading

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Energy UK urges customers to reclaim more than £400m from frozen accounts

Save money on energyFollowing recent findings, Energy UK (trade association for the energy industry) have launched a campaign to target British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE in a bid to get the frozen cash back to those from whom it has been withheld.

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House price growth weakens whilst Stamp Duty is slashed for ‘98% of people’

Stamp DutyHouse prices rose by 0.4% in November, taking house price growth over the preceding 12 months to 8.2% as consumers continue to display a reluctance to engage in the market.
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Feeling Festive in Faversham

favershamThis week at Propertywide we are looking at some of the properties we have for sale in the beautiful market town of Faversham, Kent. With easy links to London, and only 10 miles from Canterbury, it’s home to some great festivals, walks, attractions and music. Famous for its thriving markets which run three times a week. You can browse through lots of antiques and vintage items. Bulging with history dating back to late prehistoric times, Faversham is a fascinating place to live.

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