Money Matters 2021

The latest editions of our Money Matters guides are now available to download below. Providing topical commentary on all aspects of financial planning, these guides are intended to bring a few important issues to your attention.

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Money Matters: Nov/Dec 2021 Editions
 
Welcome to our November/December 2021 magazine. This issue was written prior to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presenting the second UK Budget of 2021 on Wednesday 27 October. We will look at the key announcements included in the Chancellor’s red box in the next issue.
 

Inside this latest issue of Money Matters, ‘How can I protect my money from inflation?’ is a question that many people may be asking themselves right now. In the current economic climate, rising inflation is becoming a concern for people with savings and investments. The effect means you’re potentially earning less money due to your hard-earned cash becoming worth less as time goes by. The negative impact of inflation upon the real value of an investor’s portfolio will be a concern, particularly for the older generation with not enough investments, who may live mostly or entirely off their savings and pensions. We consider five questions you should ask yourself before inflation takes off. 

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) underpaid 134,000 pensioners in State Pension to the tune of £1 billion, according to the National Audit Office (NAO). Complex State Pension rules, outdated and unautomated IT systems, and a high degree of manual review and understanding required by case workers led to the errors uncovered by the investigation. Errors affected pensioners who first claimed their State Pension before April 2016, do not have a full National Insurance record, and who should have received certain increases in their basic State Pension. 

Whether you are clear on your financial priorities or feel you need to be pointed in the right direction, we’ll work with you on your financial plans and help you to realise your wealth and lifestyle ambitions. We hope you enjoy the useful intel and articles in our latest issue. 

If you would like to find out more about a particular subject area, or any other financial related matter, please contact us on 01494 451441 or by email enquiries@chilternconsultancyltd.com
 
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