Pensions Sharing and why it’s so important…

After property, pensions are often the largest single asset to be divided in a divorce proceeding. The Welfare Reform and Pensions Act (WRPA) of 1999 introduced a new pension sharing framework for divorcing couples, but two decades later this continues to be a poorly understood field of family law. Research conducted by Scottish Widows in… Read more »

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Inflation: Taxation without legislation

Last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that UK inflation rose to 2.5% in July, having been static at 2.4% the previous three months. This increase represented the first jump in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure since November 2017. Meanwhile the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation for July fell to… Read more »

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The value of advice

Whether you’re starting out in your first job or preparing for your retirement, getting on the property ladder or downsizing and releasing some equity in your home, the advantages and value of seeking financial advice are apparent across all of life’s stages. Common triggers for seeking financial advice include: • Changing jobs • Starting your… Read more »

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