Work & family

How rising inflation affects your wage: Use our tool to find out

Workers’ salaries are devaluing thanks to inflation and slow wage growth, with construction workers hardest hit, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.   

Nearly a million still to renew tax credits a week before the deadline

Monday, 24 July 2017 | News

People in receipt of tax credits are being reminded that they have a week left to renew their credits before this year’s deadline of 31 July.

Bank of Mum and Dad being stretched to the limit

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Pressure on the Bank of Mum and Dad is forcing many parents to make significant sacrifices and put their own finances at risk, according to new research from Seven Investment Management (7IM).

Forget the lattes and avocado on toast – millennials are saving for their futures

Friday, 21 July 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Millennials have arguably been dealt a trickier hand in life to deal with than their parents; we’ve got ever-increasing rent and house prices to contend with, pretty much no final salary pension schemes to prop ourselves up...

How does inflation affect your wage? Use our tool to find out

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 | Article

The spectre of inflation has arisen in 2017, and coupled with poor wage growth is set to impact negatively on workers' living standards.

Over-50s pressured to buy unregulated funeral plans

Friday, 07 July 2017 | News

Providers of pre-paid funeral plans are using high pressure sales tactics to encourage over 50s to buy their policies, according to a new report.

Family of four now needs £40,800 a year to survive

Monday, 10 July 2017 | News

Rising inflation and growing household costs mean the average family of four needs an annual income of £40,800 per year to survive.

Students face £57,000 debts on leaving university

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

The poorest university students face total debts of more than £57,000 on graduating, according to new research.

Ask the Experts: Will inheritance tax be due on my share of our house?

Tuesday, 04 July 2017 | Question and Answer

The residence nil-rate band is an allowance of up to £175,000, which is available for individuals who pass on a residence, which they have previously lived in, to direct descendants such as children or grandchildren.

Claire Fovargue wins Moneywise Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Award 2017

Monday, 26 June 2017 | News

Moneywise has announced the winner of its Personal Finance Teacher of the Year 2017 competition, sponsored by Old Mutual Wealth.

High court rules benefit cap unlawful

Thursday, 22 June 2017 | News

The high court has today ruled the government’s benefit cap is unlawful for single parents with children under the age of two.