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BM Solutions’ fundraising goal

BM Solutions could smash its fundraising record for Shelter after expanding its annual football tournament to include 16 teams. Since 2004 the BM Solutions soccer bash has raised over 100,000.

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The housing market looks set to remain stable as employment hits an all-time high, say economists. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show employment is up 240,000 this year at 28.94 million. But the number of people out of work has also risen to 1.68 million, the highest level in six years. Housing economist […]

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In which country would you buy a holiday home and why?

Halifax Estate Agency says the number of holiday homes could double in the next five years. It also says the UK is the most popular country in which to have holiday homes. Almost 28% of Brits have their second properties in this country, with Spain being the second most popular location.

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HMRC helping to remove artificial gains

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