Classical music, pension freedoms & care at home

Week in reviewAs we approach the end of the week, here is a quick roundup of the past seven days from Informed Choice.

Classical recitals

Earlier this week we were very pleased to sponsor the first in a new season of classical recitals at the Cranleigh Arts Centre.

We loved hearing the performance by The Alke Quartet which consists of Soh-yon Kim, Elise Harper, Ben Harrison and Karen French.

Find out more about this classical recital series here and please do join us for one of the next performances.

Pension freedoms & more changes

It’s been a whirlwind six months since the introduction of new pension freedoms which have resulted in over £1bn of cash withdrawn early from pension pots.

What impact have these new pension freedoms had on family fortunes and how can you use your pension pot to benefit future generations?

Still on the subject of pensions, we expect to hear about more changes very soon.

Nick writes here about what could be the ‘nuclear option’ for pensions tax relief.

Challenges for care providers

Martin has been spending more time working with clients who have elderly parents needing long-term care.

Receiving this care at home is a popular alternative to a residential care home, but the providers of these service face some big challenges, as Martin writes about here.

New podcast episode

Our podcast episode this week was a discussion between Martin, Nick and Andrew about pension freedoms, the end of investment commissions and important assumptions for Financial Planning.

Tune in here and do let us know if there are any topics you would like us to cover in future episodes.

Cranleigh this weekend

If you are in the village this weekend, please do visit the Cranleigh Art & Crafts Society Autumn Exhibition at the Village Hall which we are very pleased to sponsor.

Our friends at Ruby & Kind in Cranleigh High Street have Chris, the founder of Surrey Hills Coffee on Saturday, visiting from 10am on Saturday to talk about his passion for coffee and give you a taste of this awesome product.

We hope whatever you are doing this weekend it’s a good one.

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