Posts From May, 2012

Bank of England Base Rate held for 38th month 

Monday, May 14, 2012 2:18:00 PM Categories: Economy

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has voted to keep the base rate at a record-low 0.5 per cent for the 38th consecutive month and to keep its programme of quantitative easing at £325bn.

Base rate was cut to 0.5 per cent in March 2009, on the same day the BoE initiated a programme of QE worth £75bn.

Retiring: Make sure you consider Enhanced annuities 

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 3:08:00 PM Categories: pensions

A recent study by the Pensions Policy Institute has shown that Enhanced Annuities could potentially boost retirement incomes for those with health problems by an average of 19%.

Furthermore, the report also showed that a third of 60 to 64 year olds are limited in their ability to work as a result of a disability.

If you are retiring now or in the next few months please give us a call to go through your options.