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‘College funds’ worth tens of thousands now “essential” for children from middle-income families

Aspirant parents who want their children to go to university may need to start building a ‘college fund’ now or their child may not be able to afford a university education, according to NFU Mutual.

Gender gap prevails in the classroom

Gender gap prevails in the classroom

While gender stereotypes continue to be challenged both inside the boardroom as well as in the home, it seems that in the classroom, pupils still follow the gender divide.

There's no one quite like Grandma

Twice as many UK grandparents are providing regular financial support to their adult grandchildren when compared to those children’s parents (13% vs. 7% of parents), according to new research from customer-owned financial services company, OneFamily.

Nurseries to offer 30-hours free childcare

Nurseries to offer 30-hours free childcare

Nurseries in the South West have announced plans for offering parents 30 hours of free childcare per week, in line with a new government scheme.

Outdoor activities to keep the kids occupied this summer

Outdoor activities to keep the kids occupied this summer

Looking for outdoor activities to keep your children entertained this summer? Then here are a few ideas to help you get started:

How DIY probate can put bereaved families at risk

How DIY probate can put bereaved families at risk

Probate lawyers from Clarke Willmott LLP are warning about the dangers of bereaved families administering estates without taking professional advice.

How to help with the move into a care home

How to help with the move into a care home

Do you need to help someone move into a care home? Are you worrying about how best to go about it? If you have a close relative who is moving into residential care, they are likely to need a lot of support, but there are a few things you can do to help with the transition.

How does your accent affect your chances in recruitment?

Yes, that’s right, your accent could be affecting how employable you are during the recruitment process. For better or worse, despite our best efforts, the UK has different attitudes to its regional accents. What are these attitudes, and what impact do they have on employment?

How to stay in contact with your family when you move away for some time

How to stay in contact with your family when you move away for some time

Planning to travel or move away from your family? Then here are a few hints and tips for staying in touch with those you hold most dear, so they don’t feel neglected or out of the loop.

How employable is your accent?

There is not one sole British accent – they differ across the country based on region. And it seems we all have different attitudes to different regional accents.

Financial commitments are the true sign of lasting love

British couples are skipping conventional relationship milestones in favour of financial commitments to one another, according to new research.

Four in 10 working Brits don’t think they will ever fully retire

Four in 10 working Brits don’t think they will ever fully retire

It seems that the aspiration of a work-free life in old age is just a pipe dream for many Brits, as new research from Mintel reveals that four in 10 (39%) working Brits don’t think they will ever fully retire.

Research reveals the traits most likely to be inherited from mothers and fathers

Research reveals the traits most likely to be inherited from mothers and fathers

Virtues such as honesty, integrity and tolerance are most likely to come from mothers while courage, laziness and a good sense of direction comes from fathers, a study has found.

Buy the perfect Christmas gifts with this scientific formula

Buy the perfect Christmas gifts with this scientific formula

Experts have created a formula to help Brits buy the perfect Christmas present – taking into account the time you have left to shop, who you have to buy for and the hints you receive.

Post-Brexit Britain: What will immigration look like?

The rules surrounding immigration to the United Kingdom are set to be re-written as the country comes out of the European Union. All eyes are on this key topic – with political, economic and social implications to be felt whatever is decided.