Automatic enrolment and you

Auto-enrolment is a Government initiative where all workers will be automatically enrolled into a workplace pension. New figures show that by 2020 over 10 million people are expected to be newly saving or saving more as a result of automatic enrolment. This means that...

Maximising your ISA Allowance

If you haven’t used up your Individual Savings Account (ISA) allowance for 2016/17, you have until 5 April to do so. Saving into an ISA is a great way of making your savings work harder. Whether you’re looking to supplement your retirement income, build up funds for a...

Spring Budget 2017

While the gist of Philip Hammond’s latest budget was widely anticipated (at least the major points), it still makes for interesting reading. National Insurance rises for the self-employed Those of a certain age may remember that in 1988 U.S. presidential candidate...

Care Changes

Dealing with an ageing population has been an increasing concern for a number of years now. “Pensions freedoms” have been one aspect of encouraging people to save for their later life. Not to put too fine a point on it, the changes made to paying for care in later...