Landlords take cover ahead of election

Residential landlords fear the buy-to-let sector could become a political hot potato in the run-up to the general election on 12 December 2019. The buy-to-let sector experienced a post-recession boom, but its growth has been impeded by a raft of tax measures...

Self-employed women ‘not saving enough’

Around one in three female entrepreneurs could be saving next to nothing towards their retirement, a report has claimed. YouGov polled 5,036 respondents on behalf of Scottish Widows found that 35% of self-employed women had no retirement savings. The report said that...

UK avoids slipping into 2019 recession

The UK economy has narrowly avoided slipping into recession in 2019, according to the latest quarterly GDP figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed the economy grew by 0.3% in Q3 2019, following a 0.2% contraction at the end of Q2 2019. Two...

Over-50s fuel increase in freelancers

The number of freelancers who are over the age of 50 has increased 59% in the last decade, according to a report. The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) claimed there are more than 1.9 million self-employed over-50s in 2019. While...

Landlords ‘prefer operating as limited companies’

Buy-to-let landlords prefer to purchase residential properties through a limited company, regardless of the size of their portfolio. Foundation Home Loans (FHL) claimed that 62% of landlords with up to ten properties bought homes via a limited company in the three...