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Tory plan to scrap HIPs will throw many out of work

Regarding the Conservative Party’s plan to scrap Home Information Packs, talk about backing the wrong horse.

The previous government brought in the HIP legislation and hundreds if not thousands of people went into business to provide this service to buyers and sellers.

By scrapping the packs the new government will be making most of those people unemployed, through no fault of their own.

So much for supporting small businesses and increasing employment.



Wider implications of home ownership

The Consumer Credit Counselling Service has called for first-time buyers to sit an exam before being given a mortgageThe debt charity suggests that this will limit the trend of people getting into debt as a result of rushing into purchases they neither understand nor can afford. The recession has had a big impact on the […]

Problems in claims industry are down to lack of regulation

I was interested to read the article in which Blu Debt Management argued that claims firms had left clients and brokers worse off. The claims industry is still fairly new. Many firms are trying to ensure the laws are interpreted correctly and that if a consumer has been disadvantaged by an unfair contract they should […]


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