 The Low Pay Commission publish research on the effects of minimum wage rates on employment

Commissioned research, used to inform the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC’s) 2018 recommendations on the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates. The Impact research of the Introduction of the National Living Wage on Employment, Hours and Wages can be found using the below link. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/low-pay-commission-research-2018  

 New House of Commons Library briefing on funding for adult social care

Adult social care services in England are facing significant funding pressures, due to the combination of a growing and ageing population, increasingly complex care needs, reductions in central goverment funding to local authorities and increases in care costs. A full report can be found on the House of Commons Library link below https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-7903

 DWP contract with Post Office Card Accounts will end in 2021

The Government’s contract for the Post Office card account comes to an end on 30 November 2021. For those claimants and pensioners who are unable to open a mainstream account ahead of this date, the DWP will implement an alternative payment service that allows users to obtain cash payments in their local area (including suburban […]

Introducing the new ‘Pensions Dashboard’

In 2019, we expect to see a new ‘Pensions Dashboard’ come to the market. You’ll be able to use it to see all of your pension savings at the same time and in the same place. This is a great step forward; the government, regulators and businesses in the pensions industry are aiming to launch […]

More than 50,000 older people have died waiting for care

Sadly, care services are overwhelmed due to high demand and limited funding. This is having a very significant impact on the older population – read this article from Age UK to find out more. Discover what help is available in Torbay by reading our care pages today.

Make your voluntary national insurance contributions before April 6th 2019

Find out more about the changes to voluntary National Insurance contributions by reading this article by yourmoney.com. New changes come into effect on the 6th of April 2019, so make sure you make your voluntary contributions before then.