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Decca famously rejected The Beatles, says finance expert Peter Sharkey, as he looks at some famous mis-calculations...

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The age at which we become entitled to receive a state pension will continue to rise, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The gratification we get from achievement, physical or otherwise, helps motivate us further, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Flexible pension withdrawals are up 23% on the same period last year, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

A parent, who does not want to be named, has shared what it is like to get a coronavirus test in the city - and it was not what they had hoped.

Post pandemic, many people intend buying a place in the sun, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Cazoo has witnessed record levels of online car sales over the past few months, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Friday, September 4, 2020

The Chancellor could make swathing changes to pension tax relief in November, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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Friday, August 28, 2020

The earlier you plan for retirement, the more enjoyable it’s likely to be, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

According to radical proposals currently being considered by the Government, the over-40s may soon have to pay £700 extra in tax each year to cover the costs of looking after the elderly.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

As commercial property remains under the cosh, there’s evidence of buoyancy in the residential sector, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

People have embraced video conferencing as the technology has delivered enormous benefits, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

UK experiences motorhome shortage as staycationers flock to campsites, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Parents are stepping in to help loved ones – and boost their own finances too, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

The pension guarantee is under threat, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Inaccurate endowment policy forecasts have caused problems for millions, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

Hot tub sales have surged during lockdown, says Peter Sharkey, as average household spending falls by more than a fifth.

The Week In Numbers with Peter Sharkey

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