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Avoiding pension scams: Useful tools and tips

Pension scams are on the rise. There are different types of pension scams but they can all lead to you losing a lifetime’s worth of savings. Since April 2015 you have more choices about how you can access your ...

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Mortgage Payment Holiday & What The Lenders Are Doing

COVID-19 is unprecedented and has far reaching implications on us all. One of the measures put in place by the Government is the ability to apply, with your mortgage lender, for a “payment holiday”. This briefi...

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The New State Pension

As the media has well publicised, the 6th October 2020 was an important date in the legislative calendar in that both men and women born between 6th October 1954 and 5th April 1960 will now have a common State ...

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Nearly £20bn of pensions unclaimed in the UK: can you trace your lost pots?

You’d think that once you’ve done all the hard work of saving into a pension plan, often over many years, you wouldn’t forget all about it when you change jobs or come to retire, and lose out on the money you’v...

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Child Benefit and the Impact of Coronavirus

What is Child Benefit? Child benefit is payable to parents with children under 16, or children under 20 if they remain in approved education or training. The benefit is paid every 4 weeks and the amount the hou...

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2020 Pension Annual Benefit Statements

How to react – What you really need to know Your 2020 Annual Pension Statements – is this relevant to me? This note is for you: if you have a pension plan where what you can get out depends on how big your fun...

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Guidance for potential University students

You’ve made up your mind and decided that you will be attending University in order to pursue your dream career. This is a very exciting time, however for most undergraduate students, it will be the first time ...

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Tax Relief Available – Working From Home

The coronavirus lock down has resulted in many workplaces being closed, and millions of UK employees now being asked to work from home. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic only 1.7 million people in the UK worked...