The Spring Budget 2023 was delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, on March 15. Among key changes announced were those made to pensions, aimed at making it easier for individuals to save for their retirement and encouraging retirees to return to work.
Everyone has a different idea of what money means to them. Having a financial plan can help you get where you want to be. The reality is that investors who make the effort to plan for the future are more likely to take the steps necessary to achieve their financial goals.
An important step to take on the path to financial stability
Wherever we find ourselves on life’s journey, we all have different reasons for the choices we make in life. And some of the most personal decisions we make will involve money. Early retirement. Buying a property. Saving for a child’s education.
7 out of 10 adults are puzzled by financial matters lingo
Being informed about financial matters is essential to making sound decisions and staying in control of your money. Unfortunately, many people feel confused by the jargon used in financial discussions and services.
17% of self-employed workers would choose to carry on working through illness or injury
Many adults understand the need for financial resilience and taking out insurance to protect their incomes in case of sickness or accident. However, too many self-employed people do not have any cover to help them should they be unable to work and are increasingly likely to choose to carry on working despite illness or injury.
Rising prices add almost 20% to ‘minimum’ cost of retirement
Despite the slow economic recovery, many retirees trying to maintain a basic standard of living have seen the cost of their lifestyle increase by nearly 20% over the past year, according to a new report.
Protecting your assets and preparing you for going forward on your own
Divorce involves many loose ends, both emotional and financial. It can generate high levels of uncertainty and financial stress, as it impacts on all areas of your life, from living arrangements to assets and pensions. That’s why financial planning through a divorce is essential to help protect your assets and prepare you for going forward on your own.
Protecting against the financial impact that a serious illness can cause
People are increasingly becoming more concerned about the possibility of being affected by a critical illness such as cancer, stroke or heart attack, according to new research findings. This is reflected in the fact that searches for ‘critical illness insurance’ have skyrocketed, with, on average, 6,800 people searching for ‘critical illness cover’ every month, mostly asked on Google.
Britons not researching their investments because it’s ‘time consuming’ and ‘complicated’
A new survey conducted by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) reveals that 44% of UK adults who hold investments of between £100 and £50,000 wish they had spent more time researching their investment before making a decision. However, this task is commonly neglected due to its perceived complexity – it ranked much lower than other tasks like choosing a holiday, buying a house and checking social media.