The pensions revolution continues. George Osborne has announced at the Tory Party conference on Monday that he will be scrapping the 55 per cent ‘death tax’. This comes as part of the new pension reforms revolution, which aims to give future retirees’ and elderly, more control over their accumulated assets. There are 3 major changes
The new Intestacy law comes into effect 1st October, will this affect you? Changes to intestacy rules – what it means for you and your loved ones This week changes to the intestacy laws were announced by the Government in an effort to simplify current laws surrounding the inheritance process when a person dies without
Bars campaign against tax and discover why advice could be the loophole to mortgage detectives A good reason to go for a drink- Happy tax equality day Today 15,000 bars and restaurants across the UK are slashing prices of food and drink to celebrate tax equality day.
Scotland votes ‘No’ to independence Scottish referendum: Scotland votes ‘no’ The votes are in and the United Kingdom are to remain united for another day! Last night Scotland voted against independence. Voting was close the entire time, with the final numbers tallying at 55.3% of voters opting for a no and 44.7% choosing independence. The
Here are the top news stories this week so far, check back later this week for more. Scottish independence: voting under way in referendum The Scottish referendum vote has begun. Today Scotland will decide whether to become independent or stay part of the UK. It has been reported all media and news desks are not
Royal baby: Prince William and Kate expecting second child It’s official! The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her second child with Prince William. This news comes just two months after the couple celebrated Prince George’s 1st birthday (July 22). The BBC reports the “early announcement had been made before the 12th week of her pregnancy”,
Find out how the Scottish referendum could potentially impact you. Telegraph: Scottish vote: 10 questions answered on ISAs, savings and bank safety With the Scottish Independence vote nearing, major news organizations are now focusing heavily on the financial impact it will have on consumers. This has even lead to papers and money advice services answering
So have you heard? The number of British property millionaires leaps to half a million – up by 60% in just one year alone Yes, despite reports on the property market slowing down this year, the number of British property millionaires is up by 60% this year alone. Mail online reports that the 10 most expensive
Happy 40th anniversary of the postcode! How it evolved to form part of our identities To mark the 40th anniversary of the postcode, the Royal Mail created a list of the UK’s most desirable postcodes to live in, and guess what? London didn’t make it! The Independent takes a look at how postcodes have actually
If you have low confidence about making important personal financial decisions and getting things wrong would have a big impact on your lifestyle, you probably need to engage the services of a professional financial adviser. Despite the standards for UK financial advisers being among the best in the world, many people still find the task
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