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Financial Planning

Wealth preservation 

Minimising the impact of Inheritance Tax on your estate

The latest Inheritance Tax (IHT) statistics show an additional 4% was added to HM Revenue & Customs’ receipts compared to the previous year[1]. IHT is a tax payable when you die. Whether your beneficiaries have to pay it, and how much they’ll pay, is based on the value of your estate.
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Financial Planning

Time for pensions to contribute towards building a better world

New landmark report from the United Nations on the state of climate science

As we have been witnessing in recent years and months, climate changes are occurring in every region and globally. A new landmark report from the United Nations on the state of climate science has highlighted modern society’s continued dependence on fossil fuels, which is warming the world at a pace that is unprecedented in the past 2,000 years. Its effects are already apparent as record droughts, wildfires and floods devastate communities worldwide.
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Financial Planning

Preparing for the unexpected

Protection should be a core part of your financial plan

When you think of financial planning, pensions and savings will spring to mind. But, whilst often overlooked, protection should be a core part of your financial plan.
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Pensions

What will happen to your pension when you die?

Providing an income or nest egg for your loved ones to enjoy, long after you are gone

The way that you decide to take your pension will affect what you can do with it when you pass away. While it’s not always easy to talk about, the way you eventually pass on your pension has the biggest impact on other people, so it will help talking to your spouse, children or other people close to you when you’re deciding how you take your pension savings.
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Retirement

Retirement plans being put in jeopardy

Pandemic threatens pushing over-50s into pension poverty

More than half (53%) of people in their 50s fear running out of money in retirement, as they have been the most likely to face job and income losses of any age group during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (23%), according to a new report[1].
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Financial Planning

Intergenerational financial planning

COVID-19 increases desire for sustainable investing for half of UK adults

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has prompted a desire to move into ethical and sustainable investing for more than half (51%) of advised UK adults, according to a new report[1]. And while the trend is common across the generations, it’s Millennials who are leading the charge.
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Retirement

Coronavirus alters retirement plans

One in eight older workers extend their planned retirement age

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has disrupted many people’s working lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. It’s been deeply worrying to see some people now planning to retire earlier than they intended – including many who have been on furlough.

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Financial Planning

Keeping it in the family

Two in three people accessing advice share same financial adviser as their parents

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Financial Planning

Advice matters

Intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families

Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, UK adults admit they need financial advice for their current situation[1]. A report, which looked at intergenerational planning and wealth transfer between advised families amid the financial volatility and insecurity of the pandemic, found that more than half (53%) of UK adults surveyed say they have been prompted to seek advice from a financial adviser.