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Anne East

Anne specialises in personal finance and insurance, covering details that enable you to make informed decisions based on facts.

HGV crisis: why IR35 tax changes made driver shortages worse

A combination of Brexit and Covid-19 have exacerbated the HGV crisis, but IR35 is causing its fair share of the problems. Here's why. More »

Millions of banknotes will soon be void: bank them while you can

After 30 September 2022, paper £20 and £50 notes will no longer be legal tender. Here’s what that means for the banknotes in your... More »

£19.4 billion in unclaimed pensions – is yours one of them?

Nearly £20 billion of pension cash is languishing unclaimed. Here’s why and how you should check whether you’ve got money in a forgotten fund. More »

VAT set to double in October – how will this affect you?

VAT for the hospitality and leisure sector has more than doubled from 5% to 12.5%. Here’s why and how it will affect you. More »

How a freelancer website helped turn my side hustle into a full-time job

Freelancing can be a tough gig. I should know – I've been freelancing for the last seven years. Here's how I turned my side... More »

The rising cost of living: 5 things families can do immediately

Food and energy prices are rising, and many families face an expensive winter. Here are five things you can do to combat the rising... More »

Are subscriptions killing your bank balance?

An eye-watering 81% of households now regularly use at least one subscription service. Here's how you can keep track of your subscriptions. More »

Jobseekers: bag that job by avoiding these 5 CV mistakes

Recruiters will spend an average of just 7 seconds looking at your CV. To help you bag that dream job, here are 5 classic... More »

What happens if your energy supplier goes bust?

With energy prices set to rise and providers already collapsing, we take a look at what happens when your energy supplier goes bust.  More »

The dangers of buy now pay later and how to avoid them

Buy now pay later is an increasingly familiar and popular option. But what are the potential dangers of the service? And how can you... More »

Bitcoin is legal tender in El Salvador – who might be next?

On 7 September, El Salvador became the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender. Which countries could follow suit? More »

Brexit: will there be a shortage of Christmas trees this year?

Thanks to Brexit, we could face a shortage of Christmas trees this year. Anne East explores why and looks at how to stay ahead... More »

Everyday habits from the world’s most successful female entrepreneurs

UK based card payments provider Dojo analysed the daily rituals and habits of female entrepreneurs. Here's what they discovered. More »

The UK’s 10 most popular cars for young drivers

Price comparison website MoneySuperMarket reveals the 10 most popular cars for young people in the UK today. Does yours make the list? More »

How Covid is pushing over 50s into pension poverty

Covid has pushed many over 50s into pension poverty. Here's why this group has been affected and what the consequences are. More »

Is the digital Euro on its way?

The European Central Bank (ECB) is mulling over plans for a digital Euro. We take a look at how it might work and when... More »

Pound to dollar ratio: why is the GBP stronger than the USD?

The US has the biggest economy in the world, but the pound to dollar ratio consistently favours the pound. We take a look at... More »

Pension scams: what to look out for

Most of us are no strangers to scams, but what about when it comes to clever pension scams? We take a look at the... More »

What is a mortgage prisoner and is help available?

Mortgage prisoners are still suffering long after the 2008 financial crisis. Find out what a mortgage prisoner is and what help is available for... More »

How does Brexit affect timeshares?

Now that the UK is no longer in the EU, we take a look at what Brexit means for timeshare owners and common contract... More »