House prices rise by 10.1%, plus a guide to the 2016 tax year

UK house prices

Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.

Money news

UK house prices pick up pace with 10.1% annual increase

More men opt to work part-time, study shows

Cheaper petrol ends as UK pump prices rise

Struggling generation rent is being driven into debt

Over-50s risk pension scams as they shun expert advice

Flood Re scheme brings affordable insurance to homes in high-risk areas

Emerald Life looks to address LGBT insurance concerns


Income tax
From April this year the amount you can earn before paying tax rises by £400 a year to £11,000. Photograph: Chris Batson/Alamy

2016 tax year: what you need to know

In pictures

Woodstock castle, Connecticut
Woodstock castle, Connecticut Photograph: Christie’s International Real Estate

Surreal estate: live your fairytale fantasy … own a castle

In the spotlight

Airbnb guests could end up costing you your home. Photograph: Thibaut Voisin

Mortgage borrowers who let rooms through Airbnb could have problems, finds Donna Ferguson, as the small print of their loans could rule out paying guests – and tenants who list on the site are also risking eviction.

Consumer champions

DFS delayed delivery so long, our sofa price had been cut in a sale

A power of attorney has split my husband and his sister

Drive Dynamics promised an instructor. But he never contacted me

Money deals

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[SOURCE :-theguardian]