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Loss of just 249 ARs shows broker tenacity

My heartfelt congratulations to everyone who survived 2011, which was a bit brutal, although maybe not quite as traumatic as 2010.

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SHIP knocks downsizing scheme mooted for pensioners

Safe Home Income Plans has cast doubt on housing minister Grant Shapps’ plans to encourage pensioners to downsize to free up housing stock. In an interview with The Telegraph last week, the housing minister suggested councils should help pensioners move into smaller properties to free up accommodation for families. Councils would also be responsible for […]

Inflation dip brings cheer to cash-strapped consumers

A 0.6% fall in inflation between November and December 2011 has been welcomed as a much-needed reprieve for financially squeezed households. Figures by the Office for National Statistics last week revealed the consumer price index fell from 4.8% to 4.2% in December 2011, the biggest decline since November and December 2008. The retail prices index […]

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