Monthly Archives: January 2015

Consumer apathy

Many people do not yet fully understand the significance of the new retirement income choices Many of Britain’s over-55s say the massive changes to retirement income announced in last year’s Budget 2014 will have no impact on them, research from Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report shows.

Tax year end checklist

12 strategies to keep your tax liability to a legal minimum The run-up to the tax year end on 5 April 2015 is the perfect time to consider tax planning opportunities and to put in place strategies to minimise tax throughout 2015/16.

‘Job for life,’ a distant memory

New workers face a significantly longer working life than past generations The typical Briton entering the workforce today can expect to have nine jobs, including one major career change, across 48 years of working[1].

What the Chancellor had to say

The key announcements at a glance Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement 2014 to Parliament on 3 December last year. Much of the commentary focused on weak public sector finances data in the context of strong GDP and employment growth.

Pensions Reform reinforces need for trusted advice

The freedom to do as much or as little as you want with your pension Within the next decade, nearly half of those people (44%) due to retire will require professional financial advice to help them make financial choices, according to research[1] published by insurer Zurich.