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£20bn festive bill

UK households will spend an average of £719 celebrating Christmas One in ten will put the whole cost of Christmas on their credit card According to new research released today by GoCompare Money, the average British household expects to spend £719 on Christmas festivities this year.  Collectively, the Nation will splash out £19.5 billion on gifts,…

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Shoppers urged to get their Christmas cards now

0% purchase cards offer up to 30 months interest free shopping With only six weeks left until Christmas, and the Black Friday sales likely to start earlier than ever this year, GoCompare Money is urging shoppers to get their Christmas credit cards sorted now. Time is running out for festive shoppers looking to spread the…

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Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

GoCompare offers tips on how to avoid joining the 1 in 6 who have had household insurance claims rejected The darker nights of autumn and winter typically mean an increase in burglary rates and weather-related insurance claims.  GoCompare Home Insurance shares five tips to help ensure that, should the worst happen, you don’t end up…

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Saturday 27 October – the big energy switch on

  Research reveals that Saturday 27 October is the day the nation will turn on the central heating; After 18 months of rising energy prices it could be the most expensive winter for years; 5 MILLION households (34%) will delay turning the heating on because of the cost; Households on big energy supplier standard tariffs…

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Five family travel tips for the October half-term getaway

  GoCompare Travel Insurance urges parents to do their homework when arranging travel insurance for their family; Not all annual travel policies provide cover for step-children – 39% only provide cover if the step-child lives with the insured parent; Only 55% of policies allow all insured family members to travel independently of each other; Exclusions…

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Revealed: The DIY top 10

Interior redecoration, flooring and a new bathroom head the list Accidental damage warning as just 16% of home insurance policies include cover as standard A new survey* into the UK’s top home improvements reveals that a lick of paint, a new floor and a bathroom makeover top the list of work carried out by homeowners…

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Cambridge lawyer helping firm become dementia-friendly

  Howes Percival is working towards becoming a dementia-friendly business.  So far, over 60 staff across the law firm’s six offices have received training and have become Dementia Friends. Amy Wallhead, a private client law specialist based in Howes Percival’s Cambridge office on Hills Road is delivering the dementia-friendly training to her colleagues. Amy is…

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“Mind the trap!” – Insurers prepare to roll-over millions of drivers as peak renewal season approaches

65% of drivers let their insurer renew their policy automatically, 15% without even checking they are getting a good deal* Only 38% of motorists take the time to check the previous year’s premium to see how it has changed; Renewing without checking premiums costs motorists £1.3bn** a year; 3.2 years – average length of time…

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Howes Percival advises on sale of Kelvin Power

  Howes Percival has advised the shareholders of Kelvin Power on the sale of the business to electrical, automation and ICT engineering company VINCI Energies UK & ROI for an undisclosed sum. Established in 1993, the Leicester-based Kelvin Power provides advice and designs to the global power industry and the renewable energy sector. Its areas…

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Employers warned not to ask about pregnancy or children during recruitment

  Employment law expert comments on The Equality and Human Rights Commission report on senior managers’ attitudes around pregnancy and maternity discrimination; Howes Percival outlines questions employers should never ask during the recruitment process. Leading regional law firm, Howes Percival is warning employers that it is unlawful to discriminate against a prospective employee on the…

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