News and Updates

You can pay into as many pension schemes as you want; it depends on how much money you can set aside. There are several different types of private pension to choose from, but in light of recent government changes the tax aspects can require careful...

The first increase in minimum automatic enrolment (AE) workplace pension contributions came into effect on 6 April[1]. According to research from Scottish Widows, however, one in five Britons (20%) – amounting to more than ten million people – say they’ll work until they’re physically unable...

It’s important to consider the tax implications of making financial decisions. The 2018/19 tax year is now upon us, and a raft of new changes have come into force. The good news is that the overall tax burden is little changed for basic-rate taxpayers, but...

We’ve now entered a new age of retirement planning with the introduction of pension freedoms. Your retirement is likely to be the most important time in your life you'll even plan for - you could be retired for 20 years or more....

The New Year is the perfect time to overhaul your life for the better, and one excellent place to start is by making solid financial resolutions that can help get you closer to your money goals, whether it’s increasing your retirement savings or setting enough...

Are you prepared if life throws something unexpected your way? A critical illness could happen to any one of us. If it does happen, having the right cover could help to minimise the financial impact on you and your loved ones. More than a third of...

UK pension system is sustainable but inadequate It’s been estimated that 18% of earnings need to be saved each year to achieve an adequate income during retirement, an International Longevity Centre (ILC) report has concluded. It said the contribution level, which is nine times higher than current...

Dads putting their family’s financial security at risk if the unexpected were to happen. What would happen to you and your family in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as the diagnosis of a serious illness or premature death? Worryingly, research from Scottish Widows reveals that...

How will it affect your retirement plans? Will you be one of the millions of workers who will have to work an extra year before retiring after the Government announced that it would be extending the retirement age to 68? New plans announced in July this year...