Govt. urged to allow flexible state pension withdrawals

The Government is being urged to allow workers to make flexible withdrawals from their state pension. A report from Aviva claimed this would enable a phased approach to retirement as more people continue to work past their state pension age. Over-55s can make flexible...

Setting and reviewing pay in 2020

Whether you're attracting new, talented individuals to your business or rewarding your current staff, pay is probably one of the first things you need to think about. According to the Office for National Statistics, median weekly earnings for full-time employees...

Spring Budget to go ahead as planned

The Government will stick to the date of Spring Budget 2020, quashing speculation it may be delayed. Chancellor Rishi Sunak took to Twitter to confirm Spring Budget 2020 will be held after Prime Minister's Questions on 11 March. Sunak tweeted: "Cracking on with...

Families miss out on £2,000 in tax-free childcare

More than a million parents in the UK are missing out on £2,000 a year by not claiming tax-free childcare. HMRC statistics found that around 172,000 families are claiming the Government support, up from 125,000 year-on-year. As 1.3m parents are eligible for the...

‘Spring Budget could be delayed’

Speculation is mounting that next month's Spring Budget may be postponed, following Sajid Javid's resignation as chancellor. Spring Budget 2020 is set to take place after Prime Minister's Questions on the afternoon of 11 March. But the fiscal event was thrown into...