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One-in-ten UK employees want to work more hours than they are currently able to. Figures from the Office for National Statistics highlights the scale of the underemployment problem facing the nation at present. With around one-in-four people in part-time jobs in need of additional hours, many families may be struggling to get by. Indeed, between …

Some 58 per cent of UK adults do not have a will in place. Research by unbiased.co.uk was conducted to coincide with the start of Write a Will Week, which gets underway today (October 22nd). Those individuals who have failed to safeguard the financial future of their loved ones have no guarantee that their assets …

Two-thirds of consumers guess when it comes to valuing their belongings for home insurance. Research by The Co-operative Insurance has discovered that many people are leaving their possessions under-insured because they do not have a system in place for working out how to accurately price them. Indeed, the average insurance gap is £3,400 and so …

Mothers should consider taking out life insurance policies before the EU Gender Directive is introduced. This policy is being signed into law from December 21st and it means that insurers will no longer be able to use gender – women have a higher life expectancy than men – as a contributory factor when offering a …

The gap in people taking out life insurance is growing. Figures from the latest Swiss Re Term and Health Watch 2012 show that the UK's life insurance gap – the difference between what cover is needed and what is actually being taken out – has grown to £2.4 trillion from £2 trillion in the past …

Younger drivers can reduce their car insurance premiums by adopting new technology, an expert has insisted. According to Graeme Trudgill, head of corporate affairs at the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba), people in lower age brackets face higher charges for their cover than their older counterparts because they are significantly more likely to be involved …

UK adults should be looking to review their will on a regular basis. Nadiya Virani-Bland, head of private clients at Brethertons Solicitors, noted as people go through life's big events, such as getting married and having children, the document needs to be altered so all of their dependents are covered financially. "I would recommend making …

Unemployment levels dropped by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2012. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show an additional 105,000 people were able to find work in the three-month period to the end of March when compared to the previous quarter. However, Nigel Meager, Director of the Institute for Employment Studies, …

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