Downsizing in later life

Research highlights what people consider before making the decision

Data has revealed that while a third of over-45s (29%) say they have plans to downsize in the next five years, just 13% of over-75s have actually made the move[1]. As people assess their retirement finances, the research highlights the ideal age to downsize is 66. However, ties to the community, their homes, and the security it brings mean that most people choose not to proceed.

Only two-fifths of Britons know how to boost their Pension

How much money will you have for retirement, where it’s invested, and what are you being charged?

According to new research[1], just two-fifths (42%) of the UK population know how to contribute more to their pension. The study also found that a quarter of those with multiple pots would not know where to start consolidating multiple pension pots accrued throughout their working life.

Minimise Inheritance Tax

Allow your loved ones to benefit more from your accumulated wealth

Effective planning minimises the burden of Inheritance Tax (IHT), allowing your loved ones to benefit more from your accumulated wealth. If the value of your estate is above the £325,000 threshold (2024/25 tax year), the part of your estate above it could be liable for tax at the rate of 40%.

Caring for grandchildren

How it can help you boost your State Pension

Around one in five grandparents over the age of 50 in the UK provide childcare help for their grandchildren, but thousands may be missing out on a valuable scheme that could increase their State Pension entitlement[1]. Soaring childcare costs mean many parents turn to grandparents to look after their children when they return to work.

Business matters

Time to focus on the financial health of your business?

As a business owner, you may well have complex finances. With such a focus on building and running a successful business, you may struggle to give your finances – particularly your personal finances – the attention they need.

Financial protection

How to recover quickly and minimise the impact should the worst happen

Whether you’ve been in charge of a successful business for several years or have only recently started up your own enterprise, it’s important to understand the challenges and potential pitfalls and to think of ways of minimising their impact.