Monthly Archives: December 2014

Full nest households

The financial pressure on parents providing board to their adult offspring Parents with adult children living under their roof are spending £1,200* more than their Empty Nester counterparts each year on everyday household expenditure, bringing the total annual cost of

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Offsetting the negative effects of inflation

Why more people are retaining exposure to stocks and shares New research[1] suggests that UK adults are planning to use equity investments to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of living. Over half (53%) of UK adults

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State Pension changes on the horizon

Over half of the UK population are unaware of government plans Over half of the UK population are unaware of government plans to reform the State Pension and the impact that will have on them, according to recent research[1]. Among

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Workplace challenges for older workers

One in three could not carry out current jobs past their traditional retirement age Employers estimate up to a third of their staff would struggle to continue in their current jobs past traditional retirement ages, research for MetLife Employee Benefits[1]

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Pension freedom

The most radical reforms this century In Budget 2014, Chancellor George Osborne promised greater pension freedom from April this year. People will be able to access as much or as little of their defined contribution pension as they want and

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New Year financial health check

What will feature in your top New Year’s resolutions? As we enter a New Year, setting clear goals is critical for the success of any financial resolutions. Year after year, achieving financial health and wealth is likely to feature in

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