Save energy before you spend

There are some simple practical tips to save money on your bills at home. If you put all of the money you’ve saved to one side, your dream holiday will become a reality in next to no time. Try these top tips and you could save an average of £300 per year on energy bills.

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  • Use energy saver light bulb – Each bulb could save you up to £7 per year. Replace 15 bulbs and that could save you over £100. Now you can get stylish, dimmable and warm light energy saver bulbs so you don’t have to compromise on the mood of your rooms or style either. There is an energy saver equivalent for nearly all light fitting types, including halogen.
  • Insulate your home – 40% of heat is lost through walls, windows, doors and the ceiling. insulate your home properly, and you’ll be able to turn down the thermostat.
  • Turn the heating down – By turning your heating down by as little as 1°C you can save up to 10% on your energy bills. Only heat the rooms you use when you use them.
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  • Switch it off – On average we waste £50 per year by leaving appliances such as TVs and DVD players on stand-by. Use 24 hour timer switches, motion sensor light control and energy saver remote control sockets to turn appliances off at the source.

 

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Daily false alarm almost cause death in Bolton student flat fire

A row has broken out over fire alarms after a blaze forced the evacuation of a block of student accommodation.

Residents fled The Cube in Bolton after the fire on Friday, which was tackled by up to 200 firefighters for more than nine hours.

Two were treated at the scene, including one who was rescued by crews using an aerial platform, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said.

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One resident said many were confused as fire alarms go off “almost every day”

Resident Afnan Gohar said: “The fire alarms go off almost every day so we just thought this was just another false alarm.

“We didn’t take notice of it until a girl came running and screamed, telling us to get out and we didn’t believe it at first.”

Shannon Parker, who also lives in the building, said: “I heard the fire alarm going off but it kept on going off so I just thought it was a drill at first, until one of my flatmates shouted down the corridor that it was a real fire.

“So I ran out the flat as quickly as I could and I saw that it was one of the flats below mine and we went out by the fire exit.”

Source: BBC News

UK Election: Lim Dems pledge £100bn climate fund

A Liberal Democrat government would spend £100bn tackling the effects of climate change and protecting the environment, the party’s deputy leader has announced.

Sir Ed Davey said the five-year investment would “jump-start” efforts to combat the “climate emergency”.

The pledge would be funded through borrowing and tax changes, to be set out in detail in the party’s manifesto.

The Conservatives and Labour both have targets to reduce carbon emissions.

Sir Ed, who served as secretary of state for energy and climate change in the coalition government, said his party would “decarbonise capitalism” if elected.

He said a Lib Dem administration would be a “government of business” by stopping Brexit, increasing investment in infrastructure, and promoting new green jobs.

Speaking in Leeds, he also pledged his party would build a new tram or metro system in the West Yorkshire city.

Sir Ed, who is also the party’s finance spokesman, said the climate investment would include a new £10bn “renewable power fund” to leverage more than £100bn of extra private climate investment.

“This will fast track deployment of clean energy, to make Britain not just the world leader in offshore wind, but also the global number one in tidal power too.

“And we will invest £15bn more to make every building in the country greener, with an emergency ten-year programme to save energy, end fuel poverty and cut heating bills.”

The party said the policy would be funded through £85bn of borrowing and £15bn raised through tax changes, which will be detailed in its manifesto.

Sir Ed also attacked the “fantasy economics” of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, claiming that the spending plans unveiled by the two parties represent a “debate between fantasies”.

“Fantasies born of nostalgia for a British Imperial past. Competing with fantasies from a failed 1970s ideology.”

Source: BBC News

Property Purchase: What does tenants in common & joint tenants ownership means?

In UK property purchase in spite of the word ‘tenants’, this has nothing to do with renting the property. It’s all to do with what happens if one of the property owner dies.

Joint tenants – If your names are written on the deeds as ‘joint tenants’ then if one of you dies the other one (the survivor) gets the whole of the property straight away.

Tenants in common – If your names are written on the deeds as ‘tenants in common’ then if one of you dies, the will is examined to see what should happen to their share. If there is no will, there are rules about this and they should be followed. Tenants in common is usually used where either party has children by a previous relationship and wants to make sure that on their death, their share of the house goes to their children.

If one person is putting more than the other then as tenants in common you can hold it in unequal shares for example 70 per cent to one, 30 per cent to the other. However in this case you should consider drawing up a Trust Deed as well to protect your interest. It is best to seek professional and legal advice.

 

 

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Dennis Bebo – MSC, BSC, DEA, CeMAP

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Climate Change is the cause of Venice flood says Mayor

Severe flooding in Venice that has left much of the Italian city under water is a direct result of climate change, the mayor says.

The highest water levels in the region in more than 50 years would leave “a permanent mark”, Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted.

A man crosses the flooded St. Mark's Square in high water levels in Venice, 13 November 2019

“Now the government must listen,” he added. “These are the effects of climate change… the costs will be high.”

The waters in Venice peaked at 1.87m (6ft), according to the tide monitoring centre. Only once since official records began in 1923 has the tide been higher, reaching 1.94m in 1966.