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Tomorrow’s homes today

Over the last almost 60 years the way people live has changed, the technology we have in our homes was inconceivable in the post war years, the size and structure of households has evolved and people live longer with many more active years after retirement. The way that homes are designed perhaps has not kept up with these changes: there is a mismatch between what is available and what people aspire to.
Carl Packman

With full disclosure banking could be a race to the top

Reforms to make banking competition work for consumers have reached an impasse. Do nothing and we can expect nothing to result, but even with Project Merlin – which was established by the four major UK banks (HSBC, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group) and hopes to improve stability and competition between banks – lending fell for Britain’s top banks in every quarter a year after its implementation.

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