The chancellor announced several changes to welfare benefits in the Autumn Statement. What are the main ones?
There were several welfare benefits changes announced in the Autumn Statement. The main ones are a new cap on overall welfare benefit spending (excluding state pensions) and schemes focused on those who are out of work. There are also changes to stop overpayments of tax credits and an increased focus on fraud prevention.
If you have an elderly or frail relative who needs care, they may be able to be cared for in their own home
When most of us think about someone who needs round the clock care, we probably imagine a care home. But an increasing number of elderly people are having care in their own home. Care at home isn’t necessarily cheaper than a care home, but it may be a better option for some people as, while care homes suit some, they don't suit everyone.
If you’re divorced was the pension divided correctly?
Thousands of women may have a claim against their solicitors over the way the pension was divided during divorce.
Sorting out the finances if you get divorced is not always straightforward. And one of the most complicated parts is working out a fair split of any pension. Since December 2000, pensions have been able to be split at the time of divorce (or ‘shared’, in the jargon). But, depending on how the pension was valued, you may not have got your fair share.