Short summaries of recent articles we think you will find useful from some of the UK’s broadsheets.
“HMRC deadline extension creates state pension headache”
Small business owners and those with ‘side hustles’ could face benefit shortfall.
“LCF investors in line for £120m government compensation”
Treasury to pay bondholders who lost savings when minibond company collapsed.
“Pension funds rebuff government fee liberalisation plan”
Industry warns of higher charges in scheme ministers hope could boost infrastructure investment.
“Rich People’s Problems: Home insecurity”
Gates, cameras and home security systems are more costly than you might think.
“In a word, tell me how you feel about pensions”
Jargon and complexity of the pensions world is a turn-off for many younger investors.
“A New Deal for the Young”
What policies would make the economy work better for today’s youth?
“First-time buyer mortgage deals are back — that doesn’t mean you’ll get one”
You’re going to need a perfect credit score if you want the new 95% loans.
“When estate agents are this happy you should stay put”
Just because you can buy a house, it doesn’t mean that you should. Just because you can borrow lots of money, that doesn’t mean that it is wise.
“How to prepare for the big stock market shift”
Unfashionable shares are suddenly surging. Time to rethink your investments.
“Will house prices rise in the ‘roaring twenties? These five charts offer a clue”
The recovery could add more fuel to the fire or reverse the lockdown trends.
“Money Makeover: ‘Is £1.8m enough to fund retirement and my children’s education?‘”
Will James Burton’s investments last long enough to fund retirement and set up his four children for life?
“The ultimate tracker fund portfolio for income investors”
Passive funds own broad sections of the stock and bond markets for a low investment fee.
“Why parents are choosing to rent their kids’ clothes”
The second-hand clothing market is growing fast – and not just for adults. Meet the parents changing the way we’ll dress our children in the future.
“UK property sales at 16-year high as house prices soar”
Buyers and sellers in March were in rush to complete deals before end of stamp duty holiday.
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With the costs of living continuing to increase and interest rates at all-time lows, pensioners are feeling the squeeze on the long-term value of their pension pots.
Latest statistics from the Office for National Statistics, combined with a study from provider LV, have suggested thousands of people aged 55 and above have been leaving the full-time workforce since the coronavirus crisis began.
As numerous assets struggled to handle the unprecedented uncertainty imbued into the markets due to Covid-19, British property was able to easily hold its value.