The summer is almost over and as the evenings draw in, now is the perfect time to read our autumn newsletter and get yourself up to speed with the developments in the world of finance. It is packed with useful information for you and your business and we hope you enjoy reading it.
Our introductory article follows up on the recent Scottish Referendum, and looks at the next steps relating to this.
Our feature this edition is Women and pensions – time to get serious, where we address the fact that women must make sufficient financial preparations for retirement.
Our other stories include: Looking beyond student loans, examining the effects of yet more student borrowing as the new academic year begins. If you are planning to help out financially, the most obvious ways may not always be the best.
Investments that can improve the world Ethical investing in the UK has been available since the 1960s and if you are interested in such investments, then this article can help you unravel the differences between the ethical funds out there.
Tax, pensions, and politicians Pension reforms continue and there is a new protection option to consider.
Estate planning: changes ahead The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 is set to change some longstanding rules when it comes into effect later this year.
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