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  • EHL Conveyancing Team
    Equity Release – An Easy Retirement Option?
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    Equity Release – what is it?   An equity release scheme allows for individuals who may be at the point of retirement, or approaching the requisite age, to free up money from their property. Predominantly, an equity release will appeal to those who may be asset rich but cash poor. In simple terms, the process… Learn more

  • Rebecca Gunn - Residential Conveyancing
    Is property the new pension?
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    Britons are turning their backs on pensions and investing for their retirement by renting out or selling their property. One in 20 intend to sell their home to fund their retirement. 5 million people across the UK plan to sell or rent out their property to fund their retirement, according to Barings. People are living… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Pensions and pension sharing on Divorce
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    Since the 1990s divorce courts have been able to share pensions between spouses. With the problems in the property market in recent years sometimes the pensions have been the main or at least a major asset. Research still shows a marked reluctance to disclose the value of pensions (by men in the main it has… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    What taxes do you pay?
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    A large proportion of your income may go towards paying taxes and typically it is estimated that around 35% of the money we earn goes on tax. Direct taxes such as income tax and National Insurance account for 20% of the money we earn. Indirect Taxes such as VAT, duty on alcohol and petrol and… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Pensions, Your biggest asset?
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    Pensions can seem like a dry subject but in times when equity in houses is still being squeezed a pension can still form a significant proportion of the property to be divided on separation . This is particularly so for people married for , as a rough guide 10 plus years and/or where a pension… Learn more

  • EHL Family Law Team
    Talk about Pensions
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    According to the eighth annual Scottish Widows Women and Pensions Report it was discovered that only 15% of divorce woman said that pensions had been discussed as part of their settlement. This is particularly concerning as Scottish Widows have revealed that 1 in 10 woman are wholly dependant upon their partners savings to fund them… Learn more


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