Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

My husband died in December 2003. He knew he was dying and so thought he had managed to put all his financial affairs in order. For many, many years he paid ‘state earnings-related pension’ on top of his basic tax so that when he retired he had a very good state pension by paying the … Read more Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

What can you recycle? Your guide to symbols and recycling

We all know how important recycling is for the planet – it helps minimise waste and transforms old products into new packaging. Recycling just four shampoo bottles saves enough energy to power a shower for five minutes, highlighting just how important reusing products is for the environment.  As consumers one of the big differences that … Read more What can you recycle? Your guide to symbols and recycling

Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

My husband died in December 2003. He knew he was dying and so thought he had managed to put all his financial affairs in order. For many, many years he paid ‘state earnings-related pension’ on top of his basic tax so that when he retired he had a very good state pension by paying the … Read more Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

Is now the time to get your money back into small, high growth stocks?

Liontrust’s Victoria Stevens works within the firm’s UK small and micro cap teams Mind Gym – Victoria Stevens, Liontrust UK Smaller Companies and Liontrust UK Micro Cap funds    ‘Mind Gym is a corporate training business which applies the principles of behavioural science to effect change within the corporate environment.  ‘We believe it possesses strong proprietary intellectual … Read more Is now the time to get your money back into small, high growth stocks?

We want to help our kids out but should we lend or gift the money?

We are keen to help our daughter and son-in-law who have been struggling since lockdown: Should we gift or lend them the money? By This Is Money Reporter Published: 08:17 BST, 13 July 2020 | Updated: 08:17 BST, 13 July 2020 We are keen to help out our daughter and son-in-law who have been struggling … Read more We want to help our kids out but should we lend or gift the money?

Lifting lockdown fails to provide bounce for High Street

Number of shoppers returning to Britain’s High Streets last month well down on same period last year By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 00:05 BST, 13 July 2020 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 13 July 2020 The number of shoppers returning to Britain’s high streets last month continued to be well down on the … Read more Lifting lockdown fails to provide bounce for High Street

British firms not ready to leave European Union

British firms not ready to leave European Union with just five months to go until Britain formally departs By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 00:05 BST, 13 July 2020 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 13 July 2020 British firms today said they are not ready to leave the European Union with just five months … Read more British firms not ready to leave European Union

ALEX BRUMMER: No tears shed for Boohoo

ALEX BRUMMER: What began as a supply chain issue has hit Boohoo’s share price and could quickly metastasize into something far worse By Alex Brummer for the Daily Mail Published: 21:56 BST, 12 July 2020 | Updated: 22:23 BST, 12 July 2020 The narrative of Boohoo is familiar. Modest beginnings on a market stall in … Read more ALEX BRUMMER: No tears shed for Boohoo

Sir Richard Branson putting £200m into Virgin Atlantic

Sir Richard Branson to stump up £200m as part of a £1bn plan to prop up Virgin Atlantic without taxpayers’ money By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:56 BST, 12 July 2020 | Updated: 22:24 BST, 12 July 2020 Sir Richard Branson will stump up £200m as part of a £1billion plan to … Read more Sir Richard Branson putting £200m into Virgin Atlantic

Laws set to force banks to have local ATMs

Banks will be forced to provide cash machines within a ‘reasonable distance’ of every UK home under laws being prepared by ministers Network operator Link said that 12 per cent of Britain’s 60,000 ATMs were temporarily shut during the coronavirus lockdown Consumers have ditched cash at an unprecedented rate during the pandemic over fears it … Read more Laws set to force banks to have local ATMs