Universal Credit claimants may be able to get extra cash this winter – how scheme works

UNIVERSAL CREDIT is a payment designed to help with living costs, for those who are out of work or on a low income. It may be that recipients are able to get an extra amount of money this wintertime – but it will depend on the weather. Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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What Stamp Duty do you pay on a house? Why amount may rise if there’s a house sale delay

STAMP DUTY LAND TAX is a tax which is required to be paid by a buyer purchasing property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. What Stamp Duty does one pay on a house? Daily Express :: Finance More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Can I have cash ISA and LISA? Maximum Lifetime ISA and cash ISA contributions explained

CASH ISAs and Lifetime ISAs are two different types of ISAs. Is it possible to have a cash ISA and a LISA? The maximum amount which can be contributed differs between the two accounts. Daily Express :: Finance More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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How state pension age affects how your Winter Fuel Payment is paid – do you need to claim?

STATE PENSION age is rising, with it set to reach 66 in October 2020, ahead of further increases. How may the state pension age affect how the Winter Fuel Payment is paid? Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

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What Inheritance Tax does a spouse pay? Why it may not be payable after partner’s death

INHERITANCE TAX may be payable on the estate of a deceased person, above a certain threshold. What Inheritance Tax does a spouse pay? Daily Express :: Finance Feed  More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Pound US dollar exchange rate stumbles as EU demands Irish backstop alternative

The GBP/USD exchange rate is currently trading at $ 1.2217, edging down from this morning’s opening levels. The Pound got off to a poor start this week, shedding Friday’s notable gains as hopes the UK and More...

By James Mackanzie On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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France slams Facebook cryptocurrency Libra – Wreck European ‘monetary sovereignty’

The French government has slammed Facebook’s looming Libra cryptocurrency – claiming it will upend the “monetary sovereignty” of European nations. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire voiced fears More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Economic Letter: Irish farming sector facing uncertain outlook as Brexit looms

  The agri-food sector makes an important contribution to economic activity, accounting for just under 8 per cent of national income (GNI*) in 2018. Beef and sheep farms, which represent around 70% of farms, More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Pound Euro exchange rate flat as Irish backstop left unresolved

The pound was left flat against the euro this afternoon, with the pairing currently trading around €1.128. Sterling sentiment dropped this afternoon as the European Commission revealed the UK did not come forward More...

By James Mackanzie On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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New Data Published on Foreign-Exchange Contracts and OTC Interest Rate Derivatives Market in Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the results of a survey on turnover in foreign exchange (FX) and over-the-counter (OTC) interest rate derivatives markets in Ireland in April 2019. The data on turnover More...