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Business

Business support at a glance

Key announcements to support people and businesses

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support people and businesses through this period of disruption.

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Investment

Focus on long-term horizons

Time in the market, not timing the market

During this difficult time, fear and worry are understandable, particularly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak led to the biggest daily drop in the FTSE 100 since the financial crisis of 1987. Trying to second-guess the impact of events such as the coronavirus or the recent stock market volatility – or even attempting to make a bet on them – rarely pays off. Instead, investors who focus on long-term horizons – at least five to ten years – have historically fared much better.

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Retirement

COVID-19 effects on retirement planning

Remember that pension savings are for the long term

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact across all aspects of financial life, including retirement plans. The current global stock market turbulence, as a consequence of COVID-19, will no doubt be concerning for individuals whose pension savings are invested partly or fully during these volatile market conditions.

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Investment

Inflation matters

One of the biggest threats to the health of your investment portfolio

If you’re investing – especially for major goals years away, such as retirement – you can’t afford to ignore the corrosive effect rising prices can have on the value of your assets.

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Protection

Have you planned for the unexpected?

One in eight homebuyers don’t discuss their protection needs

Buying a property is usually the biggest financial obligation many of us will take on in our lifetime, and it’s an obvious moment to pause and consider our protection needs.

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Retirement

Future retirement security

More younger women opting out of pensions

Young women are putting their future retirement security at risk by opting out of their workplace pension[1].

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Retirement

Retirement savings longevity

Are you facing a pensions challenge?

We all want to ensure we have sufficient funds when we retire so we can spend our time the way that we want to. But how realistic are your current retirement plans?

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Retirement

Retirement options

£19m released each day since pension freedoms launch

In his 2015 Spring Budget, then-chancellor George Osborne introduced sweeping changes to the way that pensions are taxed. The new pension freedom rules have led to the over-55s being faced with a variety of different choices when taking and investing their nest eggs.