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For the first time, the state pension age is the same for both men and women - currently 65. However, women typically receive less than men.
Plans by the Trump Organization to build 550 luxury properties near Aberdeen have met with stiff opposition, with more than 3,000 letters of objection submitted.
The UK must undertake a massive retrofitting programme of its housing stock if greenhouse emissions targets are to be met by 2050, a new report claims.
Would living in a larger house make you more content? The question was recently tackled by Dr Chris Foye of the University of Glasgow in an article for the BBC.
A new pilot scheme will see housing association tenants in the Midlands given the right to buy their homes, in a scheme costing £200m.
UK properties could be overvalued by as much as 12 per cent, according to the International Monetary Fund. Housing markets of other leading world economies could be similarly overvalued, the body has said. Société Générale global strategist Albert Edwards told the Telegraph that the housing bubble could burst in any new recession. According to the Halifax, the average UK house price rose to a new high of £230,280 in July

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