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Answer To A Question From My Personal Blog

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 17th July 2007
Hi Jane,
I was asked the following question on a blog post ‘Small prediction’ yesterday and I thought the answer would benefit everyone. Here’s the post and the question: -
***Small prediction***

More Signs Towards A May Election

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 13th July 2007
The chancellor is expected to set out a mini budget in October which is ahead of when they usually announce it in November. If they put in some sweeteners into that (such as another 1p off income tax) as well, then I would say that an election in May will be [...]

So We’re Going To Increase The Supply Of New Houses Are We?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th July 2007
The new Prime Minister is definitely going for the headlines with this one. I think property is our nations favourite subject so this should help to keep him in the headlines and carry through the ‘good feeling’ factor.
He announced yesterday that he would increase the new building program from it’s current [...]

Do we really want to try and keep inflation at 2%?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 12th July 2007
This is opening up a can of worms
You know this obsession the government and therefore we ourselves have about trying to keep inflation at 2%. Well I’ve been wondering for some time now, and a lot more recently as to whether we really want to try and keep inflation [...]

A couple of interesting way points in the papers today

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 11th July 2007
The first was about Gordon Brown announcing his plans ahead of time and breaking with tradition to do it. This increases my belief that an early election will be called as he needs to get these positive changes in early so that he can rank up the pressure to why he [...]

Economic Well Being and Financial Capability

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 10th July 2007
Economic Well Being and Financial Capability
This is the new lesson that school children aged between 11 & 16 will be studying. On the face of it this looks like a wonderful idea and hopefully when I get to see what they are teaching them, then I’ll be able to say it [...]

Will they rise the base rate? Part 2

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 3rd July 2007
These people know what they are doing so if you are going to America shortly then I would change your money before Thursday at 12.00pm as it stands at $2.015 for just £1. Me, if I was a betting man would be looking at putting a short in place on the [...]

Will they raise the base rate?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 2nd July 2007
There’s a hell of a lot of chat about interest rates this week. I’m left undecided as to which way they are going to go, but my best guess is at the bottom. I think there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Before I go into them though [...]

University Tuition Fees

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 22nd June 2007
There was an article the other day in The Times saying that Student debt has reached over £3 billion.
Now when you first hear that it sounds pretty scary but I look at it that there are a lot of people willing to invest in their own future.

Should the government do away with Tax relief on Mortgage Interest?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 22nd June 2007
Hi,
There was an article in The Times the other day that went on about one of the possible solutions to rising house prices was for the government to take the tax relief away on buy to let properties.
The article went on to say how unfair it was that buy to let [...]

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