Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pound Notes

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FINANCIAL FACT AVERAGE house prices reached a record high of PS286,000 across the UK in September, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures. Property values have increased by 6.1 per cent over the last year.

LOCAL CLUBS LEFT COUNTING THE COST FROM LATE PAYMENTS TEAM captains and social secretaries are being left out of pocket across the country, with over half of organisers (61 per cent) having to chass late payments according to research.

Simply forgetting to pay is admitted by one in 10 people who pay for a group activity, according to the survey of 2,000 people from mobile payments scheme, Paym.

A further one in five (19 per cent) say they regularly have to stump up for someone else that has forgotten to pay their share on time.

SHELTER TEAMS UP WITH M&S THIS CHRISTMAS THE number of calls to Shelter's helpline has jumped by nearly 50,000 in the space of a year.

The charity said it received 457,700 calls in the financial year 2014/15 - equating to more than 1,200 calls a day. …

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