Weekly Round-Up – Friday 14th October 2016

Informed Choice Weekly RoundupHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

The Guardian reported last weekend on a leaked government memo disclosing no real planning for demographic realities of long-term care.

More millionaires means more inheritance tax, with the number of British millionaires growing by nearly a third in recent years.

One critical piece of advice which applies to everyone is, don’t die without a will. New figures have found that more than 128,000 over 55s failed to heed this advice last year.

New estimates are suggesting that over half a million workers retiring before state pension age will have the chance to top-up their State Pension at bargain rates during the next five years.

The latest podcast episodes

Tom Blomfield is a visionary. His new startup is Monzo, a smartphone-based bank set to change our relationship with banking services. Listen to his interview here.

The pound is falling, Marmite is missing from our supermarket shelves, and the FTSE 100 is soaring. Martin explains what is going on.

Informed Choice in the press

Should you buy, hold or sell Invesco Perpetual’s star fund manager Mark Barnett during his 2016 underperformance? Martin commented for this article from FE Trustnet.

Before you go

There are still some places left for our free seminars on Saturday 29th October at Cranleigh Arts Centre, where Nick will be sharing tips for taking cash from your pension pot.


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