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Independent Financial Advice – Consumer Guide

Introduction The burgeoning choice of financial products on the market – more than 30,000 (source IMA, DTI, AKG) at the last count – can be daunting and lead many people to leave their money languishing in the wrong place. Yet when headlines present a bleak picture of our financial future if we don’t start saving more wisely for our retirement, right now, then it’s clear we should be doing more about putting our money through its paces. Whether you’re looking for the best way to save for retirement, a mortgage, advice on how to invest for the future or protect you and your family with a life assurance policy, the most suitable product for you is almost certainly out there. It’s simply a case of how to find it. Now perhaps more than ever it is important t... »

Maternity Leave and Statutory Maternity Pay

NEW – From April 2011, the standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) in the UK increased from £124.88 per week to £128.73 per week. There have been a number of changes to Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay since 6th April 2003 with the addition of rights to paid adoption and paternity leave, and the right for parents of young children to apply to work flexibly. These rights, together with existing rights to parental leave and time off for dependants, provide parents with more opportunities than ever before to balance work and family life, whilst being compatible with, and beneficial to, business efficiency. Maternity Leave & Statutory Maternity Pay business advice Crown Copyright © 2003-2011 »