Grandparent army, bin collection cuts & Cranleigh Literary Festival

Welcome to the latest roundup from our experts and thought leaders here at Informed Choice, with latest news and unique insights from our team.

Martin Bamford – Grandparent Army save billions in childcare costs
If it wasn’t for the support of my parents and mother-in-law, our childcare costs would be astronomical.Becky and I both work full-time, with Becky holding down two part-time teaching jobs. Her working hours fit nicely into school hours, most of… Read more

Nick Bamford – Nick & The Silverback
My good friend Paul Miles and I often discuss financial planning matters and try to put the world to right. Paul runs the consultancy firm Silverback Consultancy and I invited him to Cranleigh to eat some bananas and chew over some current… Read more

Martin Bamford – Bin collections cut to fund social care
The Local Government Association, which represents local authorities, is warning of cuts to services in order to plug the growing shortfall in adult social care.Services including road repairs, parks, children’s centres, leisure centres and… Read more

Martin Bamford – Cranleigh Literary Festival
Informed Choice is delighted to be the headline sponsor for the Cranleigh Literary Festival this year.This packed literary festival starts on Tuesday 28th February with a Spoken Word Night offering a special showcase of spoken word, poetry and… Read more

Martin Bamford – Lower fees for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney
Some good news this afternoon from the Office of the Public Guardian.The fees they charge to register an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) are being reduced from 1st April 2017.The change is cited as The Public… Read more

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