The new tax year is coming up. Your financial plan could be impacted by these key dates in your 2019 financial diary. 1 April National Living Wage (for age 25+) rises to £8.21. National Minimum Wage rises to £7.70 (21 – 24-year olds), £6.15 (18 – 20-year olds), £4.35 (16 – 17-year olds), and £3.90 […]
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Protection should be considered as the foundation of all financial planning. After all, if things go awry and you suddenly find yourself in dire financial straits, who or what could you rely on to keep you and your family afloat? Yet many of us are still reluctant to take out protection insurance, either because we […]
Are you among the 30.4 million working-age people who don’t know if their pension pot will be big enough to afford a comfortable lifestyle in retirement? According to a report by the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), some of the blame for this worrying statistic could be down to simply not knowing how much […]
Just 4% of self-employed workers have income protection in place, leaving the majority vulnerable to financial difficulties if they are suddenly forced to stop working through illness or accident. In its survey of more than 9,000 adults, LV= identified the self-employed as a niche group who would struggle to make ends meet if they stopped […]