Funding retirement by unlocking property wealth

Britons struggling to achieve a comfortable retirement could be blissfully unaware that they're sitting on a goldmine – as many people over 50 don't know the true value of their...

New retirees see income drop by two thirds

An interesting report was published at the end of last week by LV=, which reveals that although last week's Budget announcement gives new retirees more choice about how they take...

Commission welcomes Supreme Court ruling on Deprivation of Liberty

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed a ruling in an English case by the Supreme Court, which found that severely disabled people cannot be deprived of their liberty...

Confusing care system driving people to breaking point

A new Which? investigation has found that the confusing care system is driving people to breaking point, with those not eligible for state funding often struggling to get basic advice....

Gibson Kerr helps Will Aid 2013 raise much needed funds

The Will Aid 2013 campaign has now raised an amazing £1.9 million including Gift Aid, and new donations are still coming in. The final total for the year is expected...

Equity Release Council publishes new report

The Equity Release Council has recently published a report revealing that 65-74-year-olds now account for the majority (59%) of new equity release customers. On average, customers own a property valued...

London and South East pays majority of UK inheritance tax

Estates liable for inheritance tax in the UK in 2010-2011 faced a bill of nearly £166,000 on average, according to new analysis of HMRC data by Prudential. The study, based...

Up to £47 billion wasted in tax inefficiencies

New research  has revealed that UK taxpayers are set to waste as much as £4.7 billion this year in unnecessary tax payments. The 2014 unbiased.co.uk Tax Action research shows Brits...

Reform of care for Scotlands older people needs to accelerate

Scotland's programme to improve care for older people has brought together the different bodies involved in services costing £4.5 billion a year, according to a recent report from Audit Scotland....

Equity release lending reaches 15 year high

The average size of equity release loan taken out by customers in 2013 was £56,917, which is the largest in 15 years according to recent figures released by the Equity...

Gibson Kerr helps Will Aid raise money for charity

Edinburgh based legal firm Gibson Kerr once again took part in charity initiative Will Aid last year, and helped raise much needed funds for some of the UK's best known...

Patients struggle to receive continuing care

Seriously ill people in Scotland continue to be told that they don't qualify to have their care home costs paid for by the NHS, reports the BBC. The report suggests...