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First-Time Buyers Struggle to Raise Deposits

A record number of first-time buyers are now relying on financial help from family members in order to get a foot on the property ladder, according to new research from the Social Mobility Commission. The ‘bank of mum and dad’ is often the lender of choice for many would-be home owners.

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Bird of Prey Crime in Scotland

The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland fell by 26% during 2016, according to recently published figures.

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Marriage Trends in the UK

Recently published figures have given an interesting breakdown of marriage trends in England and Wales, and also in Scotland.

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Calls for More Action to Tackle Drug Driving

The issue of drug driving has been very much under the spotlight recently, with several organisations calling for greater action to tackle this crime and reduce the number of needless deaths and injuries on the country’s roads.

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Finances during Marriage and Divorce

The extent to which finances play a role in divorce was recently the subject of an American-based study by Experian®, which also looked at how divorce affects consumers’ financial health in the aftermath. It found that finances are a big issue, both during the union and after splitting up.

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Police Video Results in Domestic Abuse Conviction

A man from south London who assaulted a woman and a boy in a domestic violence incident has been prosecuted using evidence provided by a police body-worn video.

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Government Urged to Act on Retirement Housing

Two separate organisations representing the interests of older people have called for a “revolution” in housing provision to better meet the housing needs of people in retirement.

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Second Steppers Report Difficulties Moving Up the Housing Ladder

An increasing number of first-time sellers think it will be harder to sell their home this year, partly due to concerns over the economy, new research from Lloyds Bank has found.

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Courts Service Outlines Fine Enforcement Measures

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service (SCTS) has recently emphasised the importance of paying criminal fines, and issued a reminder of the measures it can take to recover unpaid fines.

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Cohabitees at Greater Financial Risk, Finds Research

New research by Aviva has found that around two million UK cohabitees (51%) believe Government policies to be weighted in favour of married couples, but many are still confused about the financial risks they are running.

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