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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Get-rich-quick schemes

Financial fraud nets millions for organised crime scammers Fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes are netting millions for organised crime. But investment scams can be difficult to spot because they’re designed to look like genuine investments, with most scammers having a professional-looking website … Continue reading

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Gender gap in retirement savings

Women say they will have £100,000 less in retirement than men For women, the salary gap they face during their careers eventually turns into a retirement savings gap. While our country has come a long way on gender equality, the … Continue reading

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‘Sandwich generation’ carers

Nearly half a million quit their careers in the last two years alone The decision to look after an elderly, ill or seriously disabled relative has been made by 2.6 million people according to new research by Carers UK[1]. The … Continue reading

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State pensioners

Inflation-busting increase to weekly payments on the horizon In October this year, those receiving the State Pension are likely to find out that their weekly payments will increase by 4% from April 2020, subject to any last minute adjustments.

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Health fears

Barrier to employment and retention of older workers Older workers are an invaluable component of the UK workforce, given their extensive industry knowledge and expertise that all colleagues – particularly younger generations – can benefit from.

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‘No, thanks’ to downsizing

More baby boomers plan to stay in their own home A growing number of ageing baby boomers are saying, ‘No, thanks’ to downsizing, choosing instead to remain in the same house in which they raised their family and created lifelong … Continue reading

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