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Compare Broadband Prices

More: Broadband Deals That Make It Easy To Cut Your Household Bills

written by Anthony Hill

When was the last time you checked to see if you’re paying too much for broadband? If the answer’s more than a year ago – or it’s been so long you can’t remember – then it’s probably time to compare broadband providers and see how much money you could save by switching.


More: Mandatory retirement no longer exists

written by Dominic Fraser-Smith, 9th April

Following a survey into mandatory retirement in UK companies only 3% of companies have a compulsory retirement policy in place. This compares to 69% two years ago when the same research was carried out by law firm Eversheds.



More: Most popular Retirement Destinations

written by Katie Harland, 4th March

The typical image of retirement by the seaside has been backed up by figures from the Office of National Statisitcs showing that 8 out of the top 10 retirement destinations are by the seaside.

The Isle of Wight is the retirement centre of the UK with 42% of its inhabitants claiming the state pension

Retirees setting up own business

More: Over 50s in Own Business Boom

written by Katie Harland, 25th February

The meaning of retirement has changed in many ways in just over 25 years. It now seems that retirement for a growing number of people means setting up their own business with 1 in 6 new businesses being set up in the UK by those over 50, adding £24 billion to the economy.


More: Grandparents rescue the day or night

written by An admirer, 14th February

Research in an online survey by Rias has shown that grandparents are giving their children a Valentines present in the form of being the ever dependable babysitter.

The research has shown that just from babysitting tonight…


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