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Courtney Evans

Courtney studied English Literature and Creative Writing at University and is the Editorial Assistant for Finance Monthly, CEO Today and Lawyer Monthly writing articles for all three publications. Courtney is an experienced writer who enjoys researching for the articles. When she’s not working, Courtney can be found planning her next budget friendly trip and trying to tick off new experiences on her ever-growing bucket list.

Articles by Courtney Evans

The average age of first time home buyers is increasing

14th June 2024
We know that the property market is incredibly difficult to get on to with higher mortgage rates and struggling to save enough for high deposits. The age for first time home buyers is increasing and people are having to wait longer and spend longer saving and scraping before they can afford to buy their own […]
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Is Tax avoidance a big problem in the UK?

14th June 2024
The political parties have stated their plans to clamp down on taxing the wealth and setting in place extra regulations to stop tax avoidance. But why does this need to happen, how common is tax avoidance in the UK?   Tax Avoidance and Evasion Statistics There is a £4.6 billion tax gap which is due […]
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The price Foo Fighters fans pay and the risk of resale!

14th June 2024
Foo Fighters are in full swing of their Everything Or Nothing At All 2024 tour to mark their 11th album and their first show since Taylor Hawkins, their drummer died in 2022. Their tickets sold out in minutes after their release with fans waiting in online queue for hours in hopes of a chance to […]
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Labour manifesto means more promises with little evidence

13th June 2024
Labour are promising to grow the economy and pull the UK out of the crisis they argue the conservative led the country to. They will do this by prioritising funding into areas that need it, education, the NHS and working people.   They have pledged to end the tax exemptions for private school and start […]
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Liberal Democrats promises for the economy

13th June 2024
NHS They have pledged to increase NHS funding by £9.4bn. This will be used to increase the number of GPs by 8000 full time, qualified members. Giving Pharmacists the right to prescribe some medication in order to free up GP time and speeding up appointment waiting times. They plan to bring down waiting times for […]
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VAT on Private schools and what this could mean?

13th June 2024
As part of their promises Labour have included a VAT on Private schools and the end of their business rate relief. This would be a 20% VAT charge for all private schools which they currently do not pay. Labour expect this policy to raise £1.7bn in funds with which they plan to spend on state […]
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What is GDP?

13th June 2024
Trying to be informed about finances and the economy can become challenging when abbreviations are used and not explained.   GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product. This has become an abbreviation used to reference a point for the health of national and global economies. So, when GDP is growing this will mean workers and businesses […]
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Green party promises for the economy

12th June 2024
The Green Party Promises   Taxes Raise National insurance to 8% for people earning over £50,270, this would affect less than 5m people. Someone earning £55,000 will pay £5.46 more a week or £283.74 a year.   Introduce a 1% wealth tax on assets over £10m and 2% for those over £1bn.   The promised […]
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How much National debt does the UK have?

12th June 2024
How much debt does the UK have? In the year ending March 2024, the ONS reports that the government borrowed £121.4bn. The report showed that the government borrowed £7.3b more than the £114.1b forecast by ONS. Overall, National debt has reached levels of £22.7 trillion which has been built up over the years. ONS report […]
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What is Stamp Duty and how much do I pay?

12th June 2024
When you buy a residential property such as a new home you will have to pay stamp duty, a tax to transfer the ownership of the property. Stamp duty is another part of buying a house you need to be aware of and make sure you know how much you have to pay.   How […]
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