Lockdowns fuel spike in divorce rates

The number of people seeking to divorce their spouses boomed last year, with many couples forced to spend long amounts of time with their partners during various coronavirus restrictions.
Indeed, those googling Citizens’ Advice divorce guidance increased sharply since last April, during the first national lockdown, and rose by 25% year-on-year in September 2020.

Wealth Knowledge. February 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to shelve plans to introduce tax rises in next month’s Spring Budget, according to reports.
The Chancellor will deliver his second Budget on 3 March 2021 and his first since COVID-19 began to engulf the UK last March.

Wealth knowledge, December 2020

Mortgage payment breaks have been extended for homeowners who are being financially affected by the ongoing pandemic.

Retirement saving for the self-employed

How to save for a pension if you work for yourself. For ministers to say workplace pensions have been an “extraordinary success” is perfectly valid, but those excluded from the government’s flagship scheme may not share that sentiment.

Wealth knowledge, September 2020

Help-to-buy equity loan scheme gets two-month extension. The Government has extended a loan scheme which is designed to help those who are struggling to save for a mortgage deposit.