Care Fees – Will I Have To Sell My Home?

Care home fees tend to become a concern as people age. The cost of care – delivered at home or in care and nursing homes – can be extensive and...


Will The Bank Of England Be Increasing Interest Rates Soon?

Until recently, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which has responsibility for setting interest rates was undecided whether the conditions were right for tightening monetary policy. Andrew Bailey, the Bank of...


Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Surrendered – Would This Be The End For Britney If In The Court Of Protection?

Britney Spears’ battle over her father’s conservatorship continues to make headlines and demonstrates how invasive conservatorships can be. The same can apply to deputyships within England and Wales, whereby an...


Can My Deputy Authorise Financial Support For My Family?

The appointment of a professional deputy to manage your property and financial affairs can be a stressful and confusing time. Everyday things such as buying a property or providing for...


Government Announces Increase To National Insurance Rates & Dividend Tax To Tackle Health & Social Care Crisis

The Prime Minister has today announced his plan to tackle the social care crisis, which includes: A 1.25% increase in National Insurance (NI) rates and dividend tax from April 2022....


No Time To Die – Daniel Craig Plans To Spend Multi-Million Fortune Before Death

It recently hit the news that Daniel Craig has said that he is not planning to share his fortune with his children, branding inheritance ‘distasteful’. His net worth is said...


Advice For Passing On Your Private Pension To Your Loved Ones

People often consider their pension to be a different type of asset from other types, such as property, bank accounts, cars and investments, but in reality a persons’ pension is...


Inheritance Tax Allowances & Planning – How To Mitigate Your Potential Inheritance Tax Liability

Inheritance tax, or IHT as it is commonly known, is payable on everything you have of value when you die, including: Your home Savings and investments Jewellery, works of art...


Financial Markets Update – June 2021

How have the financial markets performed? The UK stock market rose by another 1% in May, which means that its year-to-date gain is nearly 11%. Since the Pfizer vaccine received...


Treasury Considering Taxes On Pensions To Help Pay For Covid-19 Response

The Telegraph has recently reported how Treasury officials are drawing up plans for a pensions tax raid in the autumn to help pay for heightened public spending during the Covid-19...


Younger Women Will Have To Work Almost 40 Years Longer Than Men To Build Up The Same Pension

According to a recent report by Scottish Widows, on average, a woman in her twenties will have £100,000 less in her retirement pot than a man (of the same age) and...


Financial Markets Update – October To December 2020

How have the financial markets performed over the quarter? The arrival of the vaccine has caused markets to jump. The UK stock market has been one of the worst affected...