New minimum wage from 1 April 2019

NMW NLW increase April 2019

Excellent for employees and not an April fools joke for employers. From today the 1 April 2019 the National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage increase. The new hourly rates are as follows: Employees aged 25 and over will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 Employees aged between 21-24 will increase from £7.38 to £7.70 … Read moreNew minimum wage from 1 April 2019

Planning your estate: wills

Planning your estate - writing a legally valid willHow to plan and make a legally valid will.

Most people don’t like to think about their own mortality, but planning for the future is important to ensure your estate; property, money and possessions are distributed the way you intend.

Writing a legally valid will is an essential part of this, and can provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Despite this, a study from YouGov found that 62% of the UK’s adult population did not possess a will in 2017. In fact, most people tend to put it off, with only 36% of 45 to 54-year-olds saying they have a will, compared to 67% of over-55s.

When asked why they hadn’t made a will, the main reason was simply that they “hadn’t got round to it yet”.

If you’re among the majority of people in the UK who haven’t drafted a will, this article covers why you need one, how to go about making one, and what could happen if you don’t.

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