The Chancellor is poised to remove the state pension triple lock in the wake of COVID-19, potentially saving the UK £4bn a year - but at a cost to future generations of pensioners. Could it happen?
In the wake of coronavirus, many forms of business funding and help have appeared, at both a national and local level. If your small business is still hunting for the right kind of support, there may be more options that you haven’t yet considered.
With the reopening of the housing market in the UK, all eyes are watching to see how it responds. If you’re hoping to buy, sell, remortgage or just get on the property ladder, here’s why the coming six months could be crucial.
Nearly twice as many people are seeking pension drawdown advice via Unbiased, as pension withdrawals hit a new high in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. But those acting without independent advice risk making some big mistakes.
The government has reopened the housing market in England, so long as all parties maintain social distancing. Here’s what you need to know if your buying, selling or remortgaging your home.
Businesses struggling to access other sources of government help during the coronavirus lockdown can now obtain a state-backed business continuity loan that’s free of interest and repayments for the first year.
If you’re a higher-rate taxpayer with a workplace or personal pension, then submitting a tax-return (and doing it properly) is a must. Otherwise you’ll miss out on valuable benefits, and might also face hefty tax penalties.
There’s more than one nasty disease out there. The social and economic effects of COVID-19 have created openings for pension fraudsters to exploit – so retirees need to be on their guard.
Home-buying has virtually ground to a halt due to the lockdown – but efforts are already underway to get the market moving again. Remote valuation and viewings, and the return of low-deposit mortgages, are among the encouraging signs.
The coronavirus lockdown is forcing millions of us to reduce our spending and economise. But one thing you shouldn’t cut back on, if possible, is contributing to your workplace pension. Here’s why.
The government has enhanced its support package for businesses, employees and freelancers affected by the coronavirus lockdown, following complaints that many have been unable to access help. So what’s changed?
The COVID-19 lockdown has put the UK’s housing market on hold. Find out what impact this could have on you, whether you’re hoping to buy, sell, move home or just remortgage – and how long it might last.