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Safe Witnessing of Will Signatures
Safe Witnessing of Will Signatures

The unprecedented times we currently live in has resulted in a surge of demand for Will writing. Results suggest the increase being around 76% higher as people are determined to plan their future and finances. The news everyday gives numbers of people that have sadly died combined with people possibly having more time due to being at home has meant…

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Cohabiting Couple Families Continue to Grow
Cohabiting Couple Families Continue to Grow

The latest family and household figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow. Between 2008 to 2019, there has been a 25.8% increase in families of this type. Cohabiting couple families are even growing faster than married couple and lone parent families. In 2018, there were 19.1 million…

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Thousands of Pensioners To Lose £3,500 a Year
Thousands of Pensioners To Lose £3,500 a Year

Around 11,000 pensioners in receipt of the “adult dependants’ addition” will lose up to £70 a week from their state pension. Approximately 11,000 pensioners will see their state pension decline by up to £70 a week following benefit changes introduced a decade ago. Those affected currently receive the “adult dependants’ addition”, which was once payable to hundreds of thousands of…

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Civil Partnership or Marriage?
Civil Partnership or Marriage?

Civil partnership or marriage? Mixed-sex couples now have the choice It’s now official – heterosexual couples in England and Wales can formalise their relationship with a civil partnership rather than marriage. Civil partnerships were first introduced through the Civil Partnerships Act 2004 and was only available to same-sex couples . As of the 31st of December 2019, mixed-sex couples have…

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Warnings Of Significant Harm To Consumers
Warnings Of Significant Harm To Consumers

A Freedom of Information (FOI)  has discovered that almost 2,000 pension advisers have given “potentially unsuitable advice on pensions transfers necessitating further enquiry”. The information follows reports last week that found financial advisers were ‘causing significant harm to consumers’ financial well-being’. Of the number of IFAs who advised clients on defined benefit transfers, between 2015 and 2018, it is almost…

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