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Maintaining your own Downton Abbey

With Christmas fast approaching the Downton Abbey festive special is already causing a stir. The return of the Crawleys and the, now confirmed, appearance of George Clooney means the Edwardian blockbuster is the talk of the Christmas TV Schedule this year.
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Home is where the business is

More than eight out of 10 (84%) of the UK’s smallest businesses now use their home as a place of work, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Insurance. The latest Big Issues for Small Businesses report from the insurer found that 53% of all microbusinesses were started...
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Insurers should be upfront about last year’s premiums

Which? HAS launched a new campaign calling on insurance companies to show last year’s premium alongside renewal quotes, as people tell us it would prompt them to look for a better deal. New Which? research finds that the majority of consumers support having their previous premium on their...
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Winter-proof your home to weather the storms

As the Met Office issues a severe weather warning for strong winds, freezing temperatures and snow across many parts of the UK this week, Halifax Home Insurance offers some timely advice to help homeowners avoid the misery of burst pipes and windstorm damage. Last year, Halifax Home Insurance...
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UK economy hit by £600m flooding costs

One year on from some of the worst flooding in 2012, latest research by the Environment Agency reveals that last year’s record-breaking wet year in England could have cost the UK economy close to £600million. The overall financial cost to businesses of the extreme weather was up to...
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Keys conundrum leaves home owners vulnerable

More than half of UK homebuyers (58%) did not change the locks when they purchased their property – meaning that they could not say for certain who has access to their home, according to research from Ocean Finance. Ocean Finance’s research reveals that just one in three (30%)...
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Home insurance premiums drop again

Home insurance premiums are continuing to fall according to the AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index, for the third quarter of 2013. Average Shoparound quoted premiums for building, contents and combined policies have all fallen, continuing a generally downward trend that started at the beginning of 2012.
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Hit a wicket not a window during the Ashes

With the nation gripped by Murray mania and the Ashes fast approaching, insurer Aviva is warning homeowners to watch out for their windows, TVs and ornaments as data shows that accidents around the home soar during the historic test series. Ten years’ worth of data from Aviva shows...
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