How will Brexit affect UK pensioners in Europe? Driving after Brexit: What you need to know Erasmus: What could happen to scheme after Brexit? If a UK national wants to return to the UK from the EU after Brexit and wants to bring with them their close family members (children, spouses, partners, parents and grandparents), who have EU citizenship, they will be able to do so without the need for a visa until 29 March 2022. … [Read more...] about Brexit: What changes for EU and UK citizens living abroad?
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Many people would like to own their own home. Unfortunately, not everyone is in the financial position to buy. We know from what our residents tell us that homes for affordable and social rent – alongside those for home ownership – will be crucial to helping everyone in our communities access the home they need now, and to providing for future generations. … [Read more...] about Planning bill needs changes to help councils tackle the housing crisis
Nationwide’s monthly snapshot of the market, which is based on mortgages it has approved after valuation adjusted to reflect a typical home, showed the monthly rate of growth at its highest level since June 2014, pushing up the average price of a home to £193,048. … [Read more...] about UK house prices rise by 1% in April, says Nationwide
“For people on modest incomes, having a child will normally involve one parent staying at home while the other works full time, for a period longer than parental leave normally covers,” Betsy Dillner, director of Generation Rent, said. “That means a typical new family will rely on one full-time salary to make ends meet. If the rent is too high, that makes the arrangement unviable.” … [Read more...] about Young families priced out of rental markets in two-thirds of the UK
We don’t need only doctors, lawyers, civil servants, accountants and money analysts. We are crying out for care workers, plumbers, electricians and car mechanics. We applaud manufacturers who change tack to make ventilators and face masks. We are prostrate with gratitude to those keeping some semblance of normality going – the supermarket cashiers, bus and train drivers, and the refuse collectors. Oh, how we miss our hairdressers as we battle to disguise our greying locks. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus is teaching the UK it’s wrong to deride the practical professions