Paying for care in later life is high on the list of many people’s financial worries, and the shifting sands of government policy have only added to the uncertainty.
EU countries waste an estimated 88 million tonnes of food every year, with UK households accounting for a sizeable proportion of that figure. MEPs recently voted in favour of new regulations to tackle the problem but declined to set binding targets. Is the issue getting the serious attention it deserves, or are policymakers, industries and households alike still merely nibbling around the edges?
Britain’s innovative culture has often been characterised by undue modesty. Not least in the face of Brexit, is it now time for the UK to abandon its innate reserve and self-effacing rhetoric? In making the case for a more confident and vocal approach, we look at four areas in which British ingenuity and enterprise are not only leading but changing the world.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we explain the regulations and practices that govern how we deal with clients who are affected by dementia and other conditions that affect mental capacity.
Many cohabiting couples rely on the notion of “common law marriage” to tidy up their legal and financial affairs in the event of a relationship breakdown. In fact, at least at present, there is no such thing. What are the potential implications of this misconception? And how might cohabitees best formalise and protect their respective interests?
The internet is turning more and more of us into fanatical sharers. First we shared information — comments, photos, tweets — and now, thanks to an ever-growing raft of apps, we seem ready to share almost anything, including homes and cars.
TalkingPoints is our new series of informative reports providing insight into a wide range of financial topics, alongside the investment research reports we produce.
The High Pay Centre think tank has dubbed today ‘Fat Cat Wednesday’, having calculated that by lunchtime leading executives will already have earned the average UK salary of £28,200.