High levels of personal debt in Britain could be creating a health time bomb, according to research showing a strong link between financial problems and low mental well-being in older people.
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Monday 05 September 2011
Small businessmen tempted by the idea that bankruptcy may be an easy solution to their difficulties are being targeted by HM Revenue & Customs officials who have become increasingly concerned about unpaid taxes, according to a leading law firm.
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Friday 19 August 2011
Friday 05 August 2011
More people were declared insolvent over the past three months, official figures showed today.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Eleven southern cross care homes in Scotland are to be taken over by Robert Kilgour, the Scottish businessman who founded Four Seasons Health Care in 1989.
Monday 25 July 2011
The dire situation facing many UK companies has been laid bare, with a survey finding that 12 per cent more businesses are on the verge of insolvency than just three months ago.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Alan Shearer accepts the career he covets in management must start with a period outside of the Premier League, even though the financial problems facing Cardiff City have deterred him from taking up the reins in South Wales.
Thursday 16 June 2011
Britain's largest care-home provider, Southern Cross, announced last night that it had reached an agreement to secure the care of its 31,000 residents.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Championship clubs are set to introduce their own financial fair play system where teams can only spend what they earn.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Ministers "significantly" underestimated the number of universities which will charge maximum £9,000 tuition fees, a Government spending watchdog has found.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The slow pace of economic recovery saw an increase in the number of businesses falling victim to insolvency during the first three months of the year, official statistics show. The number of companies liquidated during the first quarter of 2011 rose by 3.7 per cent to 4,121, compared with the final three months of 2010, the Insolvency Service said yesterday.
Wednesday 20 April 2011
People will not be allowed to dip into their pensions before they reach retirement age, the Government announced yesterday.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
Would a bank be within its rights if it came into your house and took the cashbox you keep under the bed? Of course not. I can see no difference between that and the money you have in your current account. The money belongs to you, not to them. Helping themselves to it is just not on, no matter how much you owe them.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Debt settlement orders are a new government-backed scheme which allow people struggling with debt to apply to have it written off. At least that's according to a text I received this week. But the text is a scam: there is no such thing as a debt settlement order (although there is the similar-sounding debt relief order) and there's no government-backed scheme which allows you to have your debts written off.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
The chief executive of Leeds United yesterday told MPs he has no knowledge of the people behind the "mysterious trust" that owns the club – and that the club's chairman, Ken Bates, does not know either.
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