Snakes and ladders; our housing journey

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First time buyers are front of the pack in the Government’s drive for home ownership, with much recent housing policy aimed at supporting their first purchase.

But once they become home owners their journey doesn’t end, even if the state support does. This week we will be looking at the journey home owners face moving on for a second, third, fourth and eventually last time and what their onward mobility means for the rest of the housing market.

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1 in 10 of us will get a second job to cover the cost of Christmas

Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white backgroundNew research shows that 21.2 million people are looking at other ways to help them raise funds to pay for Christmas. According to a survey from Scottish Friendly, 1 in 5 Londoners will be looking for a second job to fund the holidays. Whilst 2 million of us across the UK have planned to ignore Christmas altogether and work to cash in on the extra rewards.

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