Aretha Franklin Died Without Making A Will

According to recent press sources, Aretha Franklin, who died last week at the age of 76, passed away without making a Will. Reports state that in accordance with the US...


What Businesses Need To Know About Workplace Pension Re-Enrolment

Businesses that fail to re-enrol certain workers into the workplace pension scheme every three years could end up being fined by The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Workplace pensions are arranged by...


What Does The Rise In Interest Rates Mean For My Investments?

The Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee, chaired by Mark Carney, have voted unanimously to raise the base rate to 0.75% The decision to raise rates was widely expected by...


What Is A Cash Flow Model?

Evaluating your current assets and future outgoings are essential to planning for a strong and secure financial future. A cash flow model is a financial tool which assesses your current...


Owning Two Properties – Capital Gains Tax

Owning two properties is becoming increasingly common, as people buy a place in the country, inherit property, buy houses for their children, or couples who each own a property move...


Pensions Gender Pay Gap

According to recent statistics released by mutual insurer Royal London, the gender gap on retirement incomes in the UK has increased significantly over the course of the last 10 years,...


Managing Your Pension Annual Allowance

The total amount you can normally pay into your pension without facing a tax charge is known as the pension annual allowance. The annual allowance is set at £40,000 each tax year however this...


The Value of Making a Will

It goes without saying that Wills are the probably the most valuable document you will ever complete during your lifetime. They are the way to properly plan for your finances...


State Pension Age To Increase To 68 By 2039

The Government have announced plans to increase the State Pension Age to 68 years old. Under the new proposals the increase will be phased in between 2037 and 2039, which...


Trusts – Why Are They Useful?

Many people have heard the term “Trust” but do not necessarily know what it means or why it might be useful for them. There is also a misconception that Trusts...


The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Inheritance Act Claims: Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the case of Ilott v The Blue Cross & Ors [2017] UKSC 17. This decision is the first given by the...


Explaining Powers of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a legal document by which a person gives someone else the authority to act on their behalf. The person giving the authority is known as...