Stories By Caroline Bullock BBC Stories 20 December 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-42344052 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel David Shutts was a high-achiever - a naval commander who became a champion of British business - until he … [Read more...] about How do you get work when your cancer won’t go away?
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It started with an estate agent listing: a two-bedroom bungalow for sale in west Wales, with sea views and planning permission for an extension. It was just a short walk to the “beautiful seaside town of Borth” and the schools and transport links were, as ever, “excellent”. The asking price: £650,000. Dean Tweedy still remembers travelling from his home in Kent for the viewing with his wife, Tracy. It was a sunny day and the drive along the coastal road, over the hill from nearby Aberystwyth, had already seduced a couple looking for a fresh start. “We could see there was a lot of work to do, but we had taken on rundown properties before,” Dean says, more than a year after moving to Wales. “We were prepared for all of that. We just weren’t prepared for the lynx escape.” The Tweedys had bought more than a modest house by the sea. They had bought a zoo. Borth Animalarium – now Borth Wild Animal Kingdom – opened in the … [Read more...] about ‘How do you catch a lynx?’: when buying a zoo goes horribly wrong
There have been several reports in the past year of foreign work permit holders being deported due to minor administrative errors, often beyond their control, an issue The Local has covered extensively. We asked the Swedish parties: How do you want to make it easier for international talent to come to and stay in Sweden? Click here to read more questions and answers that matter to YOU. The Social Democrat Party "We're seeing a great need for a good supply of talent. People with special skills today have the opportunity to work in Sweden. We believe that labour immigrants should be entitled to compensation in certain cases when a work permit is revoked. Labour immigrants should not be unfairly impacted when the employer makes a mistake. We want order in the labour market." The Social Democrats are Sweden's biggest party and part of the centre-left coalition government. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT The Moderate Party "We need to take a holistic approach to labour immigration. First, … [Read more...] about Election Q&A: How do you want to make it easier for foreign talent to come to Sweden?
The "Lifetime Isa", which has been available since April, is a new option for those who want to save up to buy their first home or build a retirement savings pot. The Lifetime Isa effectively replaces the Help to Buy Isa, which was introduced in December 2015 to help those who wanted to buy their first property with a 25pc government boost on contributions of up to £200 a month. Many experts say the Lifetime Isa is an improvement: the Government still pays a bonus of 25pc but on a more generous annual allowance of £4,000 a year. But there are some catches. We've outlined everything you need to know about the new Lifetime Isa, including the companies that offer them, below. Who can save into a Lifetime Isa and how much can they save? You can open the account if you are aged 18 or over and less than 40. You can save up to £4,000 per year. The Government will then contribute £1 for every £4 – so … [Read more...] about Lifetime Isas: how do they work and who offers them?
VPS Property Guardians, who placed the ad, perhaps not surprisingly, were inundated with calls, and the property was snapped up promptly by two couples. But the good news is that this isn't a one-off. If you pass muster as a property guardian, you could be looking at a serious chunk of change left over from your monthly rental bill. VPS's properties across Europe run a wide gamut, from office blocks and lighthouses to a prison in Holland (which was turned into a co-working hub). "We had about 1,700 people respond to the ad," says Doug Edwards, managing director of VPS Guardian Services. "We had such an overwhelming response that we had to take the [Portobello] ad down. The whole thing really comes down to location, location, location. When we advertise a property on the outskirts of cities, the response won't be as much. We have lots of properties with developers, and we do the compliance work and make sure the buildings are completely compliant with legislation, are 100pc safe and … [Read more...] about How do you cut the cost of renting? Try becoming a property guardian