Labour Market Statistics

The Office for National Statistics has announced that: The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for July to September 2013 was 71.8%, up 0.3% from April to June 2013. There were 29.95 million people... Read Full Article...

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HMRC new approach to Business Records Checks

HMRC have announced that they are changing their Business Record Check (BRC) activity to ensure ‘it better targets help to those who are likely to have inadequate records’. According to the HMRC press release: ‘Customers whose records... Read Full Article...

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Employers fail to pay tribunal awards

According to government commissioned research into the outcome of employment tribunals more than 50% of those awarded payments do not receive their full award. The study by IFF Research found 49% of claimants had received payment in... Read Full Article...

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Gifts of the financial variety

The best gift you can ever make to your grandchild or grandchildren this festive period will have a longer-lasting impact Your grandchild or grandchildren may want the latest toy or gadget this Christmas, but how about giving... Read Full Article...

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Enjoy the time of your life

Have you given full consideration to your long-term pension investment strategy? Retirement planning involves thinking about your plans for the future now – that means investing your money with the aim of maximising its value ready for... Read Full Article...

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Why it pays to be smart when planning your legacy

Ensure your inheritance goes to loved ones and not the taxman Inheritance tax (IHT) is becoming an issue for an increasing number of people in the UK. None of us likes to entertain the thought of our... Read Full Article...

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The financial impact of long-term absence from work

Do you have a back-up plan in place if you are unable to work? The average Briton spends almost a year (360 days) off sick, a new report unveiled by LV= reveals that. With on average 252... Read Full Article...

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Rushing into major financial decisions

Are you investing enough time in retirement and pension planning? As many as four million Britons admit to rushing into major financial decisions and then regretting them afterwards, and the majority of us put more time into... Read Full Article...

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Planning for a comfortable retirement

Do you know how much income to expect when you retire? The vast majority of under-45s with pensions are not aware of the total value of their pension pots or the income they can currently expect to... Read Full Article...

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Do you have a long-term investment strategy?

Keep focused on your end goals and don’t let market noise sway you The complexity of today’s economic and global conditions, coupled with uncertainty in Europe, North America and China, have combined to create a degree of... Read Full Article...

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