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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

“The warm words don’t fit the cold reality” – NHDC Labour Group’s shadow portfolio holder for finance gives his views on the Budget.

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This Budget was set to be the most difficult any chancellor has had to deliver in living memory, writes Richard Porritt – political editor for this newspaper’s publisher, Archant.

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A Shuttleworth College student has been speaking about how an apprenticeship scheme is helping him to follow in his grandad’s footsteps after struggling at school.

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Ad Feature How pension raids make ISAs more appealing

Friday, October 26, 2018

Raiding pensions provide Chancellors with easy money, says Peter Sharkey, but it’s much more difficult for them to pilfer from your ISA.

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Debenhams, which has branches in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, has announced it will shut up to 50 stores nationwide after its latest profits tumbled.

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Eight employees who lost their jobs following the takeover of a Stevenage coach firm have been awarded a total of more than £40,000.

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Ad Feature How to save for a long period of travel

Friday, October 19, 2018

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

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Ad Feature Could a £40 test help you to save?

Friday, October 12, 2018

In this week’s column, Peter Sharkey looks at what impact a rising life expectancy has on your savings.

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Financial columnist Peter Sharkey says a building disaster in Bulgaria and HS2 are good metaphors for avoiding bad financial plans

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