Workplace pension planning

10 key tips for small and medium-sized businesses implementing auto-enrolment in 2014 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... Read Full Article...

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The gender savings gap

Preparing adequately for retirement is at an all-time low The number of women preparing adequately for retirement is at an all-time low and remains well behind the preparation levels of their male counterparts, according to the Scottish... Read Full Article...

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Make writing your will your top 2014 New Year resolution

Save your loved ones from any additional stress at what is likely to be a very difficult time As much as we might not want to think about it, we are all going to die one day.... Read Full Article...

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Equating money with happiness in retirement

Financial security outweighs companionship for over-55s Money trumps companionship when it comes to happiness in retirement, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report. Having enough money to live comfortably emerges as the single most important factor for... Read Full Article...

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What to consider if you are approaching your retirement

Make sure you have enough income to provide for your needs in the future Sooner or later we will retire, and the decisions we make today are the ones that will determine the standard of living we... Read Full Article...

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Tax-efficient investing made easy

Don’t miss out, start reviewing your options now An Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a tax-efficient ‘wrapper’ designed to go around an investment. You’ve got until 5 April 2014 to use your current 2013/14 tax year annual... Read Full Article...

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Are you making the most of your finances?

Keeping your tax bill to a minimum is not a matter of aggressive or complex tax schemes During this period of austerity, why pay more tax than you need to? Sensible tax planning is an essential tool... Read Full Article...

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Protecting your income

Two fifths of workers admit they couldn’t live on Statutory Sick Pay More than half of all employees have been made redundant or suffered long-term illness during their working life, highlighting the value of insurance to protect... Read Full Article...

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Safeguarding your income and family wealth

We can help provide significant peace of mind to you and your family What would happen to your family if something were to happen to you or your partner? We all want to protect what’s important to... Read Full Article...

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Tax relief for employees

If you are an employee you may be entitled to claim tax relief on certain qualifying expenses. You can do this even if you don’t have to fill in a tax return and HMRC may also allow... Read Full Article...

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