Index-linked savings certificates

The popular National Savings & Investments (NS&I) savings certificates will be indexed to CPI instead of RPI from next year. The certificates have not been on sale since 2011, but NS&I allow existing certificate holders to reinvest in new series of certificates when their old ones mature. The terms have gradually worsened over the years [...]

By | 2018-12-07T12:12:48+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

UK dividends remain strong despite volatile markets

UK dividends are continuing to grow faster than inflation, according to the latest quarterly data from Link Asset Service. The latest UK Dividend Monitor (UKDM) shows that in the third quarter of 2018 dividend payments were 4.1% up on the previous year, comfortably above the current rate of inflation. Looking over the 10-year period from [...]

By | 2018-12-07T12:10:48+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New probate fees to affect many estates

The government has revived plans to raise probate fees in England and Wales. A new, banded structure for probate fees in England and Wales is to be introduced, according to a written statement issued a week after the 2018 Budget by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice. The announcement comes after the absence [...]

By | 2018-12-07T12:06:22+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

State pension equality means increases for all

The State Pension Age (SPA) became equal for men and women for the first time, at age 65, on 6 November 2018. Having reached this landmark, the next stage of SPA increases has already started. For both men and women, the state pension will become payable for anyone born between 6 December 1953 and 5 [...]

By | 2018-12-07T12:04:20+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments