Cathy's News and Reference Page - Page 1

Education and Employment Links

Higher Education Student Support

The UK government website. For students, parents and other advisors, and higher education establishments. There is also assistance for students with disabilities. Also, there are a few links to other external sites, including Scholarship Search UK


Find work or training, whatever your age. It also gives information on the qualifications needed for different careers and related information, such as benefits, child care, professional bodies.

Finance Links

Candid Money

An independent, free and impartial website, built and run by a former Independent Financial Adviser, e dedicated to helping you better understand and look after your money

Exchange Rates

A comprehensive listing of World exchange rates, including a calculator.

H M Revenue & Customs

A comprehensive site for all UK tax matters. Self-assessment forms and information available in PDF format.

House Price Index

From the Land Registry

Money Supermarket

Savings Rates

This Is Money

Shares, gilts and unit trust prices and other financial information. Bond Rates pages.
Also a list of linked deposit takers for the purposes of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). A company may be listed alone or as part of a group. You may find that deposits with two apparently separate companies will be grouped together for the purposes of the scheme, or two companies within a group registered separately. The guarantee of £75,000 relates to a single registration with the FSCS.

House Price Lookups

  1. Zoopla
    Search every price paid, for every property sold, anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales
  2. Mouse Price
    House prices since 2000, valuations properties for sale or rent, area guides. Some information requires registration (free).

Pensions and Retirement Planning

Statistics from Office of National Statistics


Information on Unit Trusts and OEICS

UK Company news

Limited financial information is available, but more detailed information requires registration. Some links cannot be found and Press Releases not updated regularly.