The Government has frozen the individual allowance for inheritance tax. Married couples retain the ability to combine their allowance but the individual allowance is to remain at £325,000.
Exact Mortgage Experts says that as much as £30bn has been wiped off the value of mortgage portfolios held by UK financial institutions in run-off books.
Housing minister John Healey says the era of Britons aspiring to own their own home may be coming to an end as people find it increasingly difficult to get onto the housing ladder.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has extended the mortgage support scheme for six months which he says has helped 220,000 people so far.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently published new research, which once again demonstrates how the prospect of retirement is changing for older workers.
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