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25 February 2019 How to prepare your home for sale

Until 31 March 2021, you won't have to pay any stamp duty* on a main residence up to £500,000 in England and Northern Ireland. In Scotland and Wales, the threshold's increased to £250,000. If the news has nudged you to sell up and move home, then here's eight tips to help you on your way.

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24 January 2019 Gardens that give back

There’s a growing movement to make your garden much more than just a pretty space. Instead, the push is to turn it into an area that gives something back, to the local community or to the earth. It doesn’t matter how big your garden is or how much time you have to spare. Oddfellows reporter, Kathryn Donachie, has five ‘blooming great’ ideas to get you started.

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7 December 2018 How to claim for pothole damage

Potholes are the bane of a motorist’s life – one bump and you can wave goodbye to several hundred pounds as well as having the inconvenience of spending time and energy getting your car back up and running safely. But did you know that it might be possible to get your money back?

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5 December 2018 How to make your energy more affordable

At this time of year, we all rely on gas and electricity to keep our homes warm and comfortable. However, energy bills are often a worry as it can feel like the cost only ever goes up. Our colleagues from the Oddfellows Citizens Advice Line explain how you can potentially save money on energy bills.

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5 October 2018 Top tips to save money on train travel

Do you remember the 80s slogan 'Let the train take the strain'? It’s still true today that train travel can be a welcome break from the hassles of driving or, for those who don’t own a car, it’s a convenient way of getting from A to B. But train fares aren’t cheap and they’re expected to rise a further 3.5% in 2019.

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