LPAs

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPAs)

Matthew Barrand Retirement

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) can save families undue stress and expense if they are worried about the health or mental capacity of a relative. Lasting Power of Attorney’s (LPA’s) are not just for the old and the mentally incapacitated. Sadly, the pandemic is a reminder that no matter what age you are you could end up in hospital …

Increase in min pension age

Increase in minimum pension age

Matthew Barrand Retirement

The Government has confirmed that the normal minimum pension age will rise to 57 in 2028. This intention was originally included in the pension freedoms consultation paper in 2014 (see wording below) but wasn’t then passed into the subsequent legislation. The government… proposes to increase the age at which an individual can take their private pension savings at the same …