Websites for students
Most of the following websites are mentioned in the books and are useful to anyone interested in student financial support.
Financial information and advice for senior citizens, including bargains, grants, loans, freebies, discounts and money-off vouchers.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities offers a variety of scholarships, fellowships and bursaries for students who wish to study in another commonwealth country.
If you are a Scottish student more information about student finance, including application forms and procedures, can be obtained from this site.
You can find out all the information you need about funding for students from Northern Ireland on this website.
Education charity BrightsideUNIAID provides advice about student finance and much more in their online Bright Knowledge library.
UCAS is the organization responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the United Kingdom.
This website provides a comprehensive guide to student finance. There is a useful budget planner and funding database available on this site.
Websites for property owners/developers
The Council of Mortgage Lenders is the trade association for mortgage lenders in the UK. It is a major provider of market information, economic analyses and housing statistics.
You can find a chartered surveyor in your area on this website. The database holds details of firms offering surveying services and you can narrow your search to the type of surveyor you require.
The Residential Landlords' Association provides information and support to UK landlords. The site has some useful information on tenancies, insurance and tax, but most of the information is only available to members.
The National Landlords' Association protects and promotes the interests of landlords operating in the private rented sector. Most of the information is only available to members, although there are some useful links and tips available on this site.
On this site you can find out about average house prices throughout England and Wales, narrowing your search to specific postcode areas. If you are interested in finding out more about a specific property there is a small fee for the service.
This is the website of the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency. On this website you can obtain information about house prices in Scotland. There is a small fee for obtaining details about specific properties.
Energywatch is an independent gas and electricity watchdog. It offers free and impartial advice for energy consumers and will take up your case if you feel you have been unfairly treated by your gas or electricity supplier.
Websites for authors
ALCS is a membership organisation for writers. It protects and promotes the rights of authors writing in all disciplines and ensures authors receive fair payment for the various uses of their work.
Public Lending Right (PLR) is the right for authors to receive payment under PLR legislation for the loans of their books by public libraries. Visit this site to register if you are an author.
The Copyright Licensing Agency is a licensing body as defined by the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988. It licenses organisations for copying extracts from print and digital publications on behalf of authors, publishers and visual creators.
This is the website of the National Association of Writers' Groups. Here you can find more information about writers' groups in your area.
The Society of Authors is a non-profit making organisation, founded in 1884, 'to protect the rights and further the interests of authors'. Visit this site for information about membership, competitions and suggested rates of pay for writers, proofreaders and indexers.