Articles by Rachel Lacey

Power of attorney leaves elderly open to abuse, claims senior judge

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 | News

Insufficient safeguards on lasting power of attorney (LPA) agreements are leaving elderly and vulnerable people open to abuse, according to a retired senior judge.

Agreement struck for 130,000 British Steel pension scheme members

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

The 130,000 members of the British Steel pension scheme have finally been given some certainty over the fate of their retirement income.

New app helps block nuisance mobile calls

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

A new app to help people screen nuisance calls to their mobile phone and make it easier for mobile users to log complaints about potential scams has been launched by the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).

EU countries top Britons’ favourite retirement destinations despite Brexit

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

Spain remains the most popular destination for retirees looking to start a new life overseas, according to the latest research from Retirement Advantage. It’s followed by France, Portugal and Italy.

More divorcees targeting their ex’s pension

Monday, 07 August 2017 | News

The number of court orders forcing divorcing couples to split their pensions has reached a record high, according to Collyer Bristow.

Increases to women’s pension age earns government £5.1bn a year

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

The increase in women’s state pension age from 60 to 63 has reduced the number of women the government pays pensions to by 1.1 million, netting it a saving of £4.2 billion a year, according to a new report from the Institute...

Investing beat cash saving in the year following record interest rate low

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

This week marks the first anniversary of interest rates dropping to their record low of 0.25%.

Universities’ pension deficit sparks fears tuition fees might rise

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

Massive increases to the universities final salary pension scheme deficit is leading to concerns that already controversial tuition fees may have to rise.

Funny money: Marmite most confiscated brand at airport

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | News

Marmite is the most common branded item to be confiscated from hand luggage at London City Airport.

Railcards to go digital

Monday, 31 July 2017 | News

Railcard users will soon be able to use a digital version of their card on their smartphone, instead of carrying a hard copy.