Wealth Design News

The cost of living alone

As the number of one-person households continues to rise, recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis reveals the financial situation and personal well-being of those living alone: People living alone
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Equity release surge

There has been a double digit rise in the number of people releasing cash from their property through equity release, new figures have shown. According to the Equity Release Council’s
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8% pensions snafu

A rule change brought in with the new tax year means that millions of people will start to save more into their pensions – but thanks to a quirk of
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Working Longer and Older – National Statistics Labour Market Figures

The National Statistics Labour Market figures, for the December 2018 to February 2019 period, showed the employment rate for those aged 16-64 was 76.1%, up 0.7% year-on-year and the joint-highest
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DWP Publish Pensionsers’ Income Series Data

The DWP have published Pensioners’ incomes series: An analysis of trends in Pensioner Incomes: 1994/95 to 2017/18. This report examines how much income pensioners get each week, and where they
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Latest property transaction statistics show an increase in the number of transactions completed in the UK compared to last year

HMRC issues monthly estimates of the number of residential and non-residential property transactions in the UK and its constituent countries with a value of more than £40,000. Whilst the seasonally
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Brexit boost to UK economy?

The struggling UK economy is getting a boost from Brexit stockpiling. UK GDP grew 0.3% in the three months to the end of February, the Office for National Statistics said
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Delay in probate fee change

Under new rules announced back in November by the Government, probate fees will rise from the current flat £215 charge to up to £6,000 for the largest estates. The changes
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Recession warning

The United States and China risk plunging the global economy into a recession if the nations cannot agree a trade deal with three months, according to a senior analyst at
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