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Trust in Government

At 10am today, an official report was published: Trust in Government UK 2022. The main points were:35% of the UK population...

Published: 13/7/2022, 10:28 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Is the age of rock bottom rates over?

We  asked brokers if the age of rock-bottom interest rates is finally over (almost all believe it is). Also, as more...

Published: 23/6/2022, 10:32 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Vote of confidence in PM

A vote of confidence in the PM will take place this evening. We sought the views of small business owners around the UK.

Published: 6/6/2022, 11:18 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Upcycling trends 2022

Upcycling is on the increase, as concerns about the environment grow and the cost of living crisis bites. Newspage caught...

Published: 25/5/2022, 8:53 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Will there be a house price crash?

With interest rates rising, inflation soaring and the economy creaking, there's growing talk of a house price crash in the...

Published: 9/5/2022, 1:38 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

Are company directors at risk of becoming mortgage...

On Friday, Santander announced that it is making changes to its affordability calculations on 6 April, taking into account...

Published: 4/4/2022, 8:16 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Brokers and what makes their blood boil

Newspage asked mortgage brokers one simple question:What's making your blood boil right now?Their responses can be seen below.

Published: 31/3/2022, 8:51 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Mums running their own businesses

This Sunday (27th March) is Mother’s Day and Newspage, in association with local shopping platform, ShopAppy, asked 30 mums...

Published: 22/3/2022, 7:30 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Inflation and your business or charity

Ahead of the latest inflation data due to be published Wednesday, Newspage is seeking the views of small business and charity...

Published: 16/3/2022, 7:41 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Supply, supply, supply

A report has just emerged from the ONS showing the number of homes being built in England decreasedin  the last three...

Published: 10/3/2022, 11:59 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Never Knowingly Undersold

John Lewis has retired its “Never Knowingly Undersold” promise to customers because it applies to fewer and fewer sales as...

Published: 25/2/2022, 11:18 am, by Dominic Hiatt

It's all doom and gloom, right? Wrong.

Newspage has identified 50 small business owners who are actually feeling upbeat about 2022 despite the cost of living crisis...

Published: 22/2/2022, 10:23 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Conditional selling skyrocketing as demand soars, say...

In recent weeks, a number of independent mortgage brokers have alerted Newspage to underhand practices at certain corporate...

Published: 20/2/2022, 9:23 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

The UK economy and small businesses

This morning, the Office for National Statistics published the GDP data for December. GDP increased by an estimated 7.5%...

Published: 11/2/2022, 10:08 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Mortgage approvals remain robust in December

Net borrowing of mortgage debt by individuals decreased slightly to £3.6 billion in December, from £3.8 billion in November....

Published: 1/2/2022, 11:47 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Nationwide: house price growth hits 11.2% in January

“We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.”The drugs have certainly...

Published: 1/2/2022, 8:54 am, by Dominic Hiatt

ONS data on savings

The ONS this morning published a report showing that, in December 2021, less than half of people (46%) thought they would...

Published: 24/1/2022, 10:23 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Would you accept payment in Bitcoin or other digital...

Yesterday the UK Treasury announced it will regulate stablecoins, which is arguably a major milestone on the road to the...

Published: 18/1/2022, 7:32 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Nationwide: house prices edge back into double digits...

House price growth edges back into double digits in NovemberThe UK housing market did what only the UK housing market could...

Published: 1/12/2021, 7:29 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Electric car chargers in new homes to be made law

Tomorrow (Monday), the PM is expected to announce that new homes in England will be required to have electric vehicle charging...

Published: 22/11/2021, 9:52 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Bank of England rate decision - your verdict

At midday today, the Bank of England kept rates on hold. We asked small business owners around the UK for their views.

Published: 4/11/2021, 3:49 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

The Autumn Budget - your views

Rishi Sunak today delivered the Autumn Budget. We sought reaction from small business owners in multiple sectors around the...

Published: 27/10/2021, 4:00 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

Monthly property transactions rise in September - ONS

Data published by the Office for National Statistics this morning showed completed residential property transactions in September...

Published: 21/10/2021, 9:51 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Halifax boosts income multiple to 5.5 times salary

From Thursday 21 October, the Halifax will be changing some of the loan to income (LTI) limits applied to its affordability...

Published: 19/10/2021, 4:34 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

HVG driver shortages holding economy back

The Office for National Statistics today published report on the HGV driver shortage that is impacting the UK economy. Key...

Published: 19/10/2021, 8:53 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Should the Bank of England raise interest rates this...

Markets are increasingly betting that the Bank of England will raise interest rates before Christmas to contain spiralling...

Published: 14/10/2021, 6:59 am, by Dominic Hiatt

ONS report - home ownership and finances

An ONS report published this morning has found that:The proportion of renters who expect to eventually buy their own home...

Published: 13/10/2021, 10:24 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK jobs market data - your views wanted

The number of UK job vacancies has hit a record high, according to official figures published today by the Government.Office...

Published: 12/10/2021, 8:04 am, by Dominic Hiatt

World Mental Health Day: tips for managing your mental...

World Mental Health Day is this Sunday, 10th October.With mental health more of an issue than ever following the pandemic,...

Published: 7/10/2021, 9:27 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Halifax House Price Index September 2021

UK house prices rose by 1.7% in September, adding more than £4,400 to the value of the average property, according to the...

Published: 7/10/2021, 7:19 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Nationwide: annual house prices fall in September,...

Annual house price growth slowed in September to 10% from 11% in August.Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide's...

Published: 30/9/2021, 7:03 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK GDP revised upwards in second quarter of the year

On Thursday morning, the Office for National Statistics published revised data for the second quarter.UK gross domestic product...

Published: 30/9/2021, 6:59 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Bank of England mortgage approvals tick down in August

Data published by the Bank of England on Wednesday showed approvals for house purchases, an indicator of future borrowing,...

Published: 29/9/2021, 8:54 am, by Dominic Hiatt

The end of furlough - reaction from small businesses...

On Thursday, the Government's £70bn furlough support scheme came to an end.We sought the views of a selection of small business...

Published: 27/9/2021, 2:06 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

Should the Bank of England raise interest rates?

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee will this week decide whether to raise interest rates to cool down inflation...

Published: 20/9/2021, 9:21 am, by Dominic Hiatt

British retail sales fall unexpectedly in August

Retail sales fell unexpectedly in AugustIn a surprise for economists, ONS data published this AM showed British retail sales...

Published: 17/9/2021, 9:58 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK inflation sees record rise in August and reaches...

Inflation just got positively alpineIt was expected to be high, but not this high. The UK inflation rate rose to 3.2% in...

Published: 15/9/2021, 8:25 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK jobs vacancies rise above 1m for first time ever

The number of job vacancies rose above 1m for the first time ever, according to the latest Office for National Statistics...

Published: 14/9/2021, 8:07 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Self-employed hit harder financially than employed...

New data published this morning by the Office for National Statistics shows that the self-employed were hit far harder financially...

Published: 13/9/2021, 9:25 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK GDP July 2021: small business owners respond

This morning, the Office for National Statistics published the latest snapshot of the economy - UK GDP for July. It showed...

Published: 10/9/2021, 6:41 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Halifax: house prices hit record high but annual growth...

House prices hit a record high in August, according to the Halifax. That said, the annual rate of price growth continued...

Published: 7/9/2021, 6:38 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Boris Johnson's Manifesto-breaking tax hike

Boris Johnson is today expected to break a key Manifesto pledge by raising the National Insurance rate.We asked small business...

Published: 4/9/2021, 7:16 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Instagram outage - views from small business owners

Got any thoughts on the Instagram outage today? Could be practical tips, coping strategies, or passing comment about the...

Published: 3/9/2021, 9:03 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK Government: Fewer people actively stopped saving...

A detailed report this morning from the Department for Work & Pensions shows the percentage of workplace pension savers...

Published: 2/9/2021, 9:13 am, by Dominic Hiatt

September 1, the start of Autumn and managing SAD (seasonal...

September 1 is a symbolic day, for many the formal start to the Autumn and the time Seasonal Affective Disorder...

Published: 1/9/2021, 9:05 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Nationwide house prices: property market delivers serious...

The UK property market delivered one of its biggest curveballs for some time in August, with growth of 2.1% — the second...

Published: 1/9/2021, 7:21 am, by Dominic Hiatt

2022 housing market predictions

So what the hell is going to happen to the property market in 2022? Are prices going to go up, down or flatline? Will...

Published: 31/8/2021, 4:18 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

Bank of England mortgage approvals drop off in July...

British homeowners repaid £1.4 billion of mortgage debt, on net, in July 2021, according to new data published today by the...

Published: 31/8/2021, 9:39 am, by Dominic Hiatt

95% LTV mortgages showing little take-up

Data from online mortgage broker, Trussle, shows that only 1% of its mortgage completions were from 95% mortgages in...

Published: 30/8/2021, 5:28 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

UK jobs market: vacancies soar to pre-pandemic levels

Given the events of the past 18 months, Wednesday's UK jobs data, published by the Office for National Statistics, was surprisingly...

Published: 15/7/2021, 7:24 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Land Registry UK House Prices May 2021

This morning at 09:30, the May Land Registry (ONS) House Price Index was published. The key points were:UK average house...

Published: 14/7/2021, 9:49 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Halifax UK house price index June 2021

On Wednesday morning (7 July) at 07:00, the Halifax published its June house price index.Russell Galley, Managing Director,...

Published: 7/7/2021, 7:20 am, by Dominic Hiatt

PM to set out England's final Covid lockdown easing...

This afternoon, Boris Johnson is expected to announce that Covid restrictions in England will finally draw to a close on...

Published: 6/7/2021, 11:07 am, by Dominic Hiatt

HSBC launches lowest fixed rate ever

HSBC today launched its lowest mortgage rate ever - a 2-year mortgage fixed at 0.94%. We asked a selection of UK mortgage...

Published: 6/7/2021, 11:07 am, by Dominic Hiatt

England v Denmark: HR expert on bosses, booze-ups and...

So England are through to the Semis of the Euros - with their next match on Wednesday night against Denmark.While we can't...

Published: 4/7/2021, 12:11 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

UK small businesses give their views on the economy

Tax hikes are seen as the biggest threat to the UK's economic recovery, say small businessesGovernment tax hikes to pay off...

Published: 1/7/2021, 4:42 pm, by Dominic Hiatt

Nationwide: UK house prices up 13.4% annually in June...

On Tuesday morning, the Nationwide published its UK June house price index. It showed annual house price growth rose to 13.4%,...

Published: 29/6/2021, 6:22 am, by Dominic Hiatt

What will happen to UK property market in post-Stamp...

On 30th June 2021, the first phase of the Stamp Duty holiday ends. There has been a lot of debate as to what happens next:...

Published: 25/6/2021, 8:49 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK monthly property transactions tail off slightly...

Monthly property transactions remained high in MayThough they tailed off slightly compared to April, monthly property transaction...

Published: 22/6/2021, 8:53 am, by Dominic Hiatt

ONS annual house prices up 8.9% in April

The annual growth rate in the UK property market dropped slightly in April, to 8.9%, down from 9.9% in March, according to...

Published: 16/6/2021, 9:07 am, by Dominic Hiatt

The jobs market - your views wanted

On Tuesday 15th June at 07:00, the Office for National Statistics published the latest jobs data. Below are a selection of...

Published: 15/6/2021, 6:59 am, by Dominic Hiatt

UK GDP data: reaction from small businesses

Newsflash: The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates the UK economy grew by 2.3% in April 2021, the fastest monthly...

Published: 11/6/2021, 6:26 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Stories

Metal recycling scheme makes £12,000 donation to Derby...

Derby-based volunteer-led charity, Annabel’s Angels, which supports families living with cancer in Derby and Derbyshire,...

Published: 10/8/2022, 9:12 am, by Rachel Hayward

Aspiring judo Olympian seeks sponsorship to make her...

Bath, 21 June 2022 -- Bristol and Bath-based 5x British judo champion, Tatum Keen, is seeking sponsorship to help fuel her...

Published: 21/6/2022, 6:35 am, by Tatum Keen

After 20 years, Gary Parsons talks about his experience...

Following the news that Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a Derbyshire-based business owner, Gary...

Published: 13/6/2022, 8:37 am, by Gary Parsons

Volunteer doctors fronting fuel costs to ensure people...

A Bristol-based team of critical care doctors who work full time for the NHS are then working after hours to support people...

Published: 30/5/2022, 10:49 am, by Dr Andrew Heavyside

The Queen's Fudge

The Queen's Fudge - Available in traditional Slab Fudge, and Butter Fudge varieties.Chocolate Biscuit Cake Fudge at Buckingham...

Published: 30/5/2022, 9:57 am, by Richard Parson

Memorial jewellery sales soar by 30% over past 12 months,...

Despite the challenging economic climate, Burton-on-Trent-based Ashes Memorial Jewellery has seen sales rise by a third (30%)...

Published: 16/5/2022, 7:38 am, by Julia Usher

Slough mum who stayed sane with play trays during lockdown...

A Slough-based small business launched in lockdown by a full-time mum trying to stay sane as her kids got increasingly bored...

Published: 9/5/2022, 6:58 am, by Kirsty Steed

Could pension 'lifestyling' that affects millions be...

The UK's leading pension companies are sleepwalking their way into a PPI-style mis-selling nightmare with their insistence...

Published: 29/4/2022, 6:50 am, by Adam Walkom

Rosemary Wild helps solo craftpreneurs and sewers through...

Solo craftpreneurs and sewers can now buy the premium cotton fabrics they need for their businesses at a trade discount through...

Published: 13/4/2022, 3:11 pm, by Rosie Creyke

Leicester Rotary Tea Party raises £2,600

The Rotary Club of Leicester recently hosted a Tea Party for 80 people at the Leicestershire County Cricket Club, which raised...

Published: 12/4/2022, 6:57 am, by Scott Gallacher

"Beatrix Potter meets the blockchain" in a beguiling...

“Beatrix Potter meets the blockchain” is how one critic, Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, describes The Sphinxing Rabbit...

Published: 11/4/2022, 12:36 pm, by Pauline Chakmakjian

Hedge Buddies flies past major milestone

Aberdeenshire micro business, Hedge Buddies, has flown past a major milestone, with 10,000 eco-friendly bags of bird food...

Published: 11/4/2022, 9:22 am, by Elizabeth Forsyth

Mosaic of President Zelensky, made from 000s of pennies,...

Manchester-based ICENI Mastermind, a social enterprise helping disadvantaged students aged 16 – 18, is working with renowned...

Published: 31/3/2022, 11:18 am, by Jon Crocker

Aspiring Hertfordshire metalsmith makes the leap -...

Hertfordshire-based Claire Tasker had an interesting start to her new life of working for herself as a self-taught metalsmith....

Published: 29/3/2022, 10:54 am, by Claire Tasker

5 Qs ALL temporary workers should ask to ensure they...

Britain's 1.7m* temporary workers are at risk of not receiving their 5.6 weeks’ statutory holiday pay due to the unethical...

Published: 28/3/2022, 8:41 am, by Julia Kermode

Overcoming the legal pitfalls to offer shelter to Ukrainian...

The Government has announced that, from Friday, UK residents can apply to take Ukrainian refugees into their homes under...

Published: 14/3/2022, 4:35 pm, by Christian Fox

UK's 1.7m temporary workers at risk of losing their...

The UK's 1.7m* temps are at risk of being scammed out of their holiday pay, as witnessed by the recent actions of Workwell,...

Published: 14/3/2022, 7:53 am, by Julia Kermode

Newspage launches self-serve 'ViewsWire' for UK journalists,...

Dozens of trade, local and national journalists have already been making use of the Newspage ViewsWire, which enables them...

Published: 12/3/2022, 11:41 am, by Dominic Hiatt

Theo Phaphitis gives boost to Chesterfield small business

A Chesterfield-based small business has received a massive boost from Retail Entrepreneur and former Dragons Den star, Theo...

Published: 1/3/2022, 12:58 pm, by Jane Helliwell

10 of the biggest corporate translation bloopers

Businesses often make the mistake of thinking translation can be done by anyone who knows two or more languages. But it’s...

Published: 1/3/2022, 12:48 pm, by Robert Bolohan

Not so fond of the Tories? Fill your boots...

Not so fond of the Tories? Want to see Boris and his partying pals booted out of Number 10?If so, Facebook group Not On Amazon...

Published: 14/2/2022, 7:31 am, by Newspage

Narrowboat jewellery workshop floats into the Black...

A floating upcycled jewellery maker has arrived in the Black Country. Rich MacKenzie runs by Bike & Boat and travels...

Published: 7/2/2022, 8:14 am, by Rich MacKenzie

Finanze and Albatross launch 'serviced' bridging loan...

London-based property finance firm, Finanze, has partnered with lender, Albatross Capital, to launch a ‘serviced’ bridging...

Published: 25/1/2022, 9:10 am, by Alastair Hoyne, MLIBF CeMAP

Leicester financial advisers to support local charity...

Leicester-based chartered financial planners, Rowley Turton, are thrilled to announce they will be supporting local charity,...

Published: 13/1/2022, 8:55 am, by Scott Gallacher

Giant palm tree grown with just fish poo and water...

Six years ago, New Forest-based David Green was in the Southampton branch of B&Q when he spotted a tiny, bone-dry Washingtonia...

Published: 8/12/2021, 1:02 pm, by Lucie Mann

Pigs in Blankets blunder goes viral

When Sheffield-based Gaynor Lockwood Edwards stared at her first ‘Pigs in Blankets' Christmas tree decoration and realised...

Published: 8/12/2021, 7:09 am, by Gaynor Lockwood Edwards

Lewes-based eco-friendly wet wipe company puts industry...

News, 4 November 2021 – With COP26 underway, FreshWipes, a small Lewes-based company that sells biodegradable wet wipes made...

Published: 4/11/2021, 7:53 am, by Liz Barnes

Christchurch eco-artist shows profits and caring for...

For Immediate ReleaseAs COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, a Christchurch-based micro business, the Emma Jane Collection, has shown...

Published: 1/11/2021, 11:16 am, by Emma Jane Lovell

Risca jewellery start-up goes global, selling as far...

A small Risca jewellery business that only launched in the Spring has already gone global.Sales around the UK and Europe...

Published: 24/10/2021, 9:46 am, by Jade Newman

PhD candidates wasting quarter of a billion pounds...

People returning to UK universities to undertake PhDs in the days and weeks ahead could collectively waste up to a quarter...

Published: 28/9/2021, 10:58 am, by Jamie Thompson

Derbyshire business woman shortlisted for national...

Danielle Dunn, the Derbyshire-based business woman who founded bath bomb and pampering business, Divine Box, has been shortlisted...

Published: 20/9/2021, 6:47 am, by Danielle Dunn

Leeds under siege as local woodmaker hits 5,000 'Scraplet'...

Meet some of the ScrapletsLeeds is officially under siege. The invasion has begun. 5,000 'Scraplets' have now been created...

Published: 19/9/2021, 5:44 pm, by Mark Ridler

4 Nations songwriting tour heads to Manchester on...

Together With Music brings together young and old through songManchester will play host to the four nations songwriting tour...

Published: 16/9/2021, 8:58 am, by IMM - Together with Music

Financial adviser warns of Facebook scammers getting...

Scott Gallacher, a Chartered Financial Planner at Leicestershire-based independent financial advisers, Rowley Turton, says...

Published: 13/9/2021, 10:08 am, by Scott Gallacher

Facebook group, Not On Amazon, saves Big Mommas Knits...

Katy Mascall, founder of St Davids-based handmade knitwear business, Big Mommas Knits, says her family's livelihood has been...

Published: 12/9/2021, 6:28 pm, by Katy Mascall

Lockdown-inspired fitness business to open studio in...

A Southampton-based fitness business that launched outdoors and on Zoom during Lockdown 1 2020 is opening its first physical...

Published: 9/9/2021, 7:55 am, by Carrie Bortier

Belper-based broker provides free will writing for...

Derbyshire-based mortgage firm, Peak Mortgages & Protection, is providing a free will writing service during September...

Published: 7/9/2021, 9:04 am, by Rhys Schofield

18-year old Gateshead-based singer-songwriter releases...

Gateshead-based 18-year old singer-songwriter, Liam Harris, has just released his debut single, 'Smoke In My Lungs', from...

Published: 4/9/2021, 9:16 am, by Liam Harris

Nationwide drops two-year fixed mortgage rate to all-time...

The Nationwide Building Society's lowest ever mortgage rate is due to go live tomorrow, as the mortgage wars heat up....

Published: 2/9/2021, 6:35 pm, by Lewis Shaw

No experience? No worries. New Yorkshire recruiter...

An award-winning recruitment agency from the North East of England has expanded into Yorkshire to help businesses in the...

Published: 31/8/2021, 3:59 pm, by Louise Burns

NOT ON AMAZON growing at record rate as cost of living...

Facebook community, NOT ON AMAZON, has grown faster than ever over the past month as its members seek to combat sharply rising...

Published: 30/8/2021, 4:00 pm, by Jamie Rackham

Consumers overpaying as much as £420m a year in inflated...

In what could be the next major mis-selling scandal, UK consumers are collectively paying as much as £420m unnecessarily...

Published: 27/8/2021, 5:41 pm, by Lewis Shaw

'Nipple artists' to protest outside Facebook London...

Frustrated medical areola, or ‘nipple' artists, are set to turn up in huge numbers outside Facebook's London HQ on September...

Published: 27/8/2021, 11:09 am, by Taania Wood

Belper mortgage broker creates another local job

Sadie Brown joins Peak!Peak Mortgages and Protection in Belper has hired a new Mortgage Admin, Sadie Brown, bringing the...

Published: 5/8/2021, 7:06 am, by Rhys Schofield

Scented wedding numbers surge

Derbyshire-based scent specialist, The Scent Styling Company, says bookings of scented weddings have risen by 20% over the...

Published: 4/8/2021, 11:56 am, by Jane Helliwell

Closing the literacy gap: New EdTech game supports...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA new online game - SPaG Monsters - helps children aged 6-11 develop their spelling, punctuation and...

Published: 4/8/2021, 10:17 am, by Young Writers

Saronti steps in when Covid stops school fundraising

For Immediate Release Covid restrictions and lockdowns killed off many school fundraisers this year, but a Hertfordshire-based...

Published: 4/8/2021, 10:05 am, by Sandie wells

Mini Bars and SVRs: Hudson Rose opens in Cirencester

Rock n' roll mortgage and insurance adviser, Hudson Rose, which is the polar opposite of everything you would expect from...

Published: 15/7/2021, 8:21 am, by Graham Taylor