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Scotland’s Most Expensive Property Locations

Edinburgh is Scotland’s most expensive property location on a per square metre basis at £2,492 compared to the Scottish average of £1,529, new research from Bank of Scotland has revealed.
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Study Reveals Increased Take-up of Equity Release

There has been a 30% increase in equity release sales over the past twelve months, according to new analysis by Saga.
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First-Time Buyers Face Record High Prices

The first six months of 2017 saw a 3% increase in the number of first-time buyers, taking the total to an estimated 162,704 compared to 154,200 in the same period of 2016.

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Child Maintenance Service Criticised over Loopholes

A new report from single parent charity Gingerbread has levelled criticism at the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) for failing to ensure children received the appropriate level of support.

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Too Many are Risking a Disappointing Retirement

Too many people are still failing to plan and save sufficiently for their retirement and as a result are ‘sleep-walking’ towards a retirement that will not live up to their aspirations.

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Divorce Numbers Fall Across Britain

The Office for National Statistics has recently published details of the number of divorces that took place in England and Wales during 2015.

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Scottish House Prices Rise at Faster Rate than UK Average

Average house prices in Scotland are increasing at a higher rate than the UK average, according to the latest UK House Price Index (UK HPI). 

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Research Reveals Evolution in Housing and Mortgage Markets

New research into recent trends in the housing and mortgage lending markets has revealed that borrowing into older age is likely to be much more common over the next ten years.

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Report Calls for Stronger Enforcement by Child Maintenance Service

The new Child Maintenance Service (CMS) must be prepared and resourced to automatically take-over the more difficult or complicated child support non-payment cases from the CSA, and must be ‘toothier’ in enforcing payment.

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The Impact of Divorce on Retirement Income

A new study by Prudential into the impact of divorce on retirement income has found that retirees who have gone through a divorce will generally have a lower income than those who have never divorced, and are also more likely to be in debt.

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Report on Closure of Old Child Maintenance Schemes Published

The National Audit Office recently published the findings of its investigation into the Department for Work & Pensions’ closure of its 1993 and 2003 child maintenance schemes.

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Research Reveals Lack of Financial Protection

New research by Aviva has highlighted that many families are risking their financial wellbeing by failing to take out sufficient financial protection.

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Pension Savings Still Worryingly Low for Many

Too many people are still failing to make adequate financial provision for their retirement, new research by Prudential has found.

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Rise in New Build Home Completions

The latest Quarterly Housing Statistics from Scotland’s Chief Statistician have revealed that 16,309 new build homes were completed in the 12 months to September 2016. This is an increase of 1% on the 16,152 homes completed in the previous year.

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Calls for Reform of Deprivation of Liberty Process

The Law Commission for England and Wales recently carried out a review of the law relating to deprivation of liberty to ensure that suitable protections are in place within the legislative framework.

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Preparing for the Future – Power of Attorney and Living Wills

While most adults acknowledge the importance of planning ahead to ensure their interests and those of their loved ones are protected should the worst happen, all too often this awareness fails to lead to action.

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Completing the picture of who owns Scotland

Scotland can boast of having the oldest national register of land and property ownership in the world. But the General Register of Sasines, which celebrates its 400th birthday this year, is now being phased out and replaced by the modern Land Register of Scotland.

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Court Ruling a Victory for Cohabiting Couples’ Rights

The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman should be entitled to a survivor’s pension from her deceased cohabiting partner’s pension scheme.

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Property Prices and Mortgage Lending Both Rise

Registers of Scotland (RoS) and the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) have both published figures revealing recent levels of activity in the housing market, both in Scotland and the UK as a whole.

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Shortage of Houses Continues to Pose Problems

A lack of properties coming onto the housing market is continuing to prove problematic, according to the latest Residential Market Survey by RICS.

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