Divorce

Sorting out your mortgage during divorce

Matthew Barrand Blog, Mortgages

Divorce can be an incredibly stressful time for couples and the financial impact it can have only adds to the pressure. The number of couples getting divorced surged by almost a fifth in 2019. Although data for 2020 has not yet been released, after the strains of the last year or so, unfortunately, it would hardly be surprising if this …

Automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band

Matthew Barrand Auto-enrolment, Blog

The Government has announced the earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for auto-enrolment purposes for 2021/22. The earnings trigger is one of the three key factors which ultimately governs who gets enrolled into a workplace pension scheme through automatic enrolment. The government’s view remains that if the trigger is too high, then low to moderate earners who can afford to …