Will Housing White Paper Make Downsizing A Positive Choice For Older Homeowners?

Stephen Burke | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

The government's long-awaited white paper on housing - due to be published shortly - is widely expected to feature measures to promote downsizing by older homeowners. The proposals are predicted to include exemptions on stamp duty for older people moving to smaller properties, thereby freeing up larger homes for younger families as part of the answer to the housing crisis.

The Chancellor Forgot This Huge Brexit Promise In His Speech

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

Maybe it slipped the Chancellor's mind. He must have a lot to think about right about now. The long-term downward trend predictions for the British economy; the volatile dip in jobs and investment seen in July; the seven week low in the value of sterling today. Not an easy in-tray. But, in case he has forgotten, a few months ago some bold spending promises were made.

Life or Death Bill

Grace Thompson | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Thompson

On Friday 11 September, MPs will be voting on a bill. A bill which has had little media attention. A bill which has been introduced by a relatively unknown Labour MP - Rob Marris. And yet a bill which, if passed, will have profound implications for people up and down the country. It is a bill dealing with matters of life and death.

How the Power Shift in the AFC East Could Improve the NFL International Series

Dan McLaughlin | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Sport
Dan McLaughlin

The choice of games for the 2015 International Series no doubt had its critics amongst the NFL UK community, with many hoping for trips to Wembley from the Colts, Packers, Broncos or Seahawks. Instead we got six teams that lacked any real star power. Changes in the AFC East, however could mean we see our best run of games in this country to date.

Hook the Customer Up to the Machine, Please

Neil Taylor | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Neil Taylor

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, a couple of weeks ago I did. In fact, I got to interview mine: Professor Steven Pinker, Harvard's b...

'Our Son Loves Drawing, But We Can't Even Afford The Pens And Paper'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Vicky's 15-month-old son Oliver-James absolutely loves drawing. But coloured felt-tips and paper for him to scribble with are beyond the budget of his...

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

Our Huge Moment: Breaking the Cycle of Crime

David Abrahams | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
David Abrahams

Our gut instinct to punish criminals must be tempered by the realisation that children are innocent. These kids are victims themselves. They should not become a currency of revenge. Taking them into account at their parent's sentencing does not weaken our prosecution system. It does not make us less protected from crime. It does the opposite.


The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Millions of families are on the brink of financial collapse, a worrying new report has shown. Many do not have enough money to cover their rent or ...

No One Has a Clue What They Pay for Mobile and Broadband

Marie-Louise Abretti | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Tech
Marie-Louise Abretti

If you pay your monthly bills by direct debit, chances are you'll be guilty of rarely (to never!) checking how much leaves your account each month. You just pay it. And that means you probably haven't the foggiest whether you're paying for what you actually use.

Top Money Wasting Danger Zones - And How To Avoid Them

Student Beans | Oliver Brann | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

You know what’s unfair? Hidden costs. Particularly when you don’t have any money to begin with. It's incredibly easy to waste money whilst at univ...

TIPS: Sneaky Ways To Save Money On Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Bills are a total bore and they eat up beer money, but unfortunately they're a pretty necessary expense. But there are ways to save on them, so you ca...

Lean Times

Sadie Brown | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Earlier today I committed the ultimate beauty regime shame; I shaved my legs. I'm appalled at myself reaching this all time low in the sexy stakes. Waxing is the only way. But as I rinse out the razor in my private shame, I have to face it: I'm in lean times.

Millions Of Britons At Risk Of Losing Their Home

PA | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK

Eight million people are estimated to be just one month's salary away from struggling to pay for their home, a charity has warned. Some 35% of work...

Charlie Thomas

Why Energy Contracts Are Costing British Businesses Thousands | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

British businesses are missing out on falling electricity rates because energy suppliers are rolling over their contracts, a survey has found. Stat...

SSE Electricity And Gas Bills Soar By 9%

PA | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Energy group SSE has said it will increase tariffs by 9% on average in a move impacting around five million electricity customers and 3.4 million gas ...

Sun, Sea and Mobiles: Get the Most Out of Your Phone on Holiday

Andreas Bernström | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Tech
Andreas Bernström

Most people never go anywhere without their mobile these days and there even exists a name for those who experience anxiety when they are without their phone: nomophobia. What's more, O2 claim mobile usage abroad is growing by 100% each year.

Doing the Sums With Britain and Numeracy

Wendy Jones | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Wendy Jones

Nearly 17 million people in England - almost half the working-age population - have the numeracy skills expected of children at primary school. That means they may not be able to check pay and deductions on a wage slip, understand bus timetables or pay household bills.

Millions of Elderly 'Fearful' Of Future

Posted 24.01.2012 | UK

Older people are "fearful of the future" and forced to "make do" in order to survive, according to a new report. A study by Age UK shows that a thi...

Nadine Dorries' Sex Abstinence Bill Withdrawn

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Nadine Dorries' controversial bill which sought to give abstinence lessons to girls only has been withdrawn for debate in the Commons following protes...

British Gas Promises Simpler Bills

PA | Posted 23.01.2012 | UK

British Gas has promised to simplify energy tariffs and provide a more transparent billing system in a bid to regain the trust of its customers. ...

Energy Prices will be a Major Political Issue This Winter

Meg Hillier | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Politics
Meg Hillier

This winter, we will face a gas and electricity bill crisis. Each of the 'Big Six' energy companies has put its prices up over the past few months. Come December and January, we will all start to pay.