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BUDGET 2009: £80m extension for Homebuy Direct

The government is to give an additional £80m towards its shared equity scheme HomeBuy Direct.

Chancellor Alistair Darling says that some 32,000 people have taken up the scheme since September last year.


Yorkshire Bank gains environmental accolade

Yorkshire Bank has become the first high street bank to gain the Carbon Trust Standard after reducing its carbon footprint by 15.8% in 12 months.

Lenders sign up to Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme

Housing minister Margaret Beckett has announced that a support scheme to help struggling home owners remain in their homes begins today.The Homeowners Mortgage Support scheme allows eligible borrowers suffering a temporary loss of income to defer their mortgage interest payments for up to two years.To qualify borrowers must have bought their home before December 1 […]

The diary of Doobry Wotsit

With all that has been going on recently I was glad when Grand National weekend came round. I even had a win after placing a 50p each way bet on 100:1 shot Mon Mome.

NACFB sets up fraud committee

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers is setting up a committee to investigate any reports of fraudulent activity within the commercial sector, after a number of complaints about brokers.


Guide: day-to-day tasks ​— can your system manage?

This guide from Johnson Fleming will take you through the required communication and also give ideas for additional actions that will ensure your auto-enrolment project is a success. As well as highlighting what is required from a system to ensure it is up to the tasks, an overview of the following is also provided: data validation; data categorisation; employee communication; opt-in process; opt-out process; produce contribution schedule; contribution reconciliation process; upload of member data to pension provider; upload contribution to pension provider; manage salary sacrifice process; enrolment process; re-enrolment process; and management of increased employee queries.


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