Finance

Bristol Pound is launched – with 300 businesses already taking note

September 19, 2012
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Bristol Pound is launched – with 300 businesses already taking note

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s new currency, the Bristol Pound, was officially launched today with more than 300 shops and businesses already signed up to use it. The launch of the scheme, the largest of its kind in the UK, was marked by a ceremony at the Corn Exchange...

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Money Matters: Tidying up for the tax year end

April 2, 2012
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With just days before the end of the tax year on April 5, Paul Fisher, chartered financial planner with Barclays in Bristol, looks at effective planning for the 2011/12 tax year. Using your personal allowances Married couples and civil partners can transfer income-producing assets outright to their spouse to...

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Economic woes hit consumer confidence, survey shows

September 21, 2011
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Consumer confidence fell to a four-month low in August as the economy continued to struggle, a Nationwide survey showed today. The building society said it was a relief the drop was not bigger during a month when many UK major cities hit by the worst rioting in decades and...

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Probe launched into hidden holiday money charges

September 21, 2011
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Holidaymakers are being charged too much for their foreign currency because of complex charges and misleading information, according to watchdog group Consumer Focus. UK travellers exchange around £27bn each year and Consumer Focus questions whether much of the estimated £1bn charged in fees is warranted. It has submitted a...

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Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011
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How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to...

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Money matters: Financial worries force couples to delay divorce

September 2, 2011
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Around two-thirds of divorces in the South West are being put on hold due to the tough financial climate, according to a new survey from accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton. The firm’s annual matrimonial survey reveals that a lack of value or liquidity of assets has caused 67%...

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