Posted by: WealthIFA | December 10, 2010

Financial News Update we 10/12/2010

Oh well, it would seem my optimism, as far as the cricket is concerned at least, is paying off – so I will keep my fingers crossed for more of the same in Perth next week?…

Anyway, how have you been? You may have noticed there was no update last week – as the snow played havoc with my diary as I am sure it did with yours. How did you get on? There were some terrible stories of people trying to get to the office (someone I know spent 11 solid hours in the car and didn’t even get to work!)

Aside from the weather a plethora of finance related articles have emerged over the last few weeks though and I have selected below the most interesting (IMHO!) but please let me know if you have spotted any others of interest?

Yesterday saw yet more demonstrations on the raising of tuition fees and I cannot help but feel that those scenes will become more common place, over the next few years, as the effects of the spending review hit more and more people – young, old, wealthy and the not so wealthy.

This Week…

Estate Planning

Inheritance tax clampdown: Treasury closes in on £2bn worth of dodges http://ow.ly/1akWHU
Treasury: pension drawdown funds will escape IHT http://ow.ly/1angep
WILLS – Mystery shoppers to be turned loose on unregulated will-writers http://bit.ly/gH0nwU
Pooling family resources for more efficient investment http://bit.ly/e0eVFL

Long Term Care

Care home turns back the clock on dementia http://ow.ly/1aei5h
Private equity funds knock at care homes http://ow.ly/1aeZ5x
Further austerity needed to pay for elderly care, says OBR http://ow.ly/1afcQE
Banks that betray the old and frail who can’t look after their own finances http://ow.ly/1afUVQ
Where are we going with long-term care for the elderly? http://ow.ly/1ahJAz
National Charity Campaign – Older people don’t have to be lonely this Christmas http://ow.ly/1al7sL
Dorchester’s Christine Dyson is 100 http://ow.ly/1aman4
Southern Cross Healthcare losses double on rent hikes http://ow.ly/1amFuU
Call for evidence on long-term care http://ow.ly/1anlPM

Retirement

Get up to 16% on your savings http://ow.ly/1aevOn
Pension payouts rise 2% to lift gloom http://ow.ly/1aevOm
Many older consumers ‘unaware of what annuities are’ http://ow.ly/1agE4y
Equitable Life compensation http://ow.ly/1ahPgH
Pensioners freed from annuity trap at age 75 http://ow.ly/1anXAD

Investments

Surge in investment funds http://ow.ly/1afCML
Iceland agrees Icesave deal with UK and Netherlands http://bbc.in/gdDqEE
UK interest rates held at 0.5% by Bank of England http://bbc.in/fsW10r

Have a good weekend!

Regards
Kieron

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: