Category Archives: Finance

‘Free’ wills month

uk-will-writing-network-will-roseSaint Michael’s Hospice has launched its annual Make a Will Month, where people can make or amend a will and local trusted solicitors across the Harrogate District will waive the fee so a donation can be made so Saint Michael’s.

People can register their interest via their website here: or via the telephone: (01423) 878 628. Do spread the word, if you know of anyone who might be interested.

TV licences going up for the fourth year running.

TV licenceIn 2016, the British government announced that the TV licence fee was going to rise with inflation annually for five years starting from 1 April 2017. The BBC announced yesterday that the UK TV licence fee will be increasing by £3 as of 1 April 2020. The annual cost of a TV licence is currently £154.50, a figure that will increase to £157.50 in April.

Less than 4% on low incomes take up high interest saving scheme

Piles of new £1 poundsAccording to the Government, only 312,000 people, out of the 3.5 million who are eligible, have participated in an saving scheme which could earn them a 50% interest rate. The scheme known as ‘Help to Save’ rewards low income earners who save from £1 to £50 per month, even if they are claiming pension credits of universal credit. To find out more, please see our Finance page.