Long Term Care

        Care for a tax break? Funding LTC through pension savings

        Professional Adviser | 28 Nov 2014 | 13:20

        Experts have called for a tax break on pension withdrawals to help fund LTC. But is such an intervention feasible and a good idea?

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        RP poll: Will the DWP’s ‘PensionsTube’ actually boost pension understanding?

        In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?

        Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:51

        APFA: Only a third of advisers qualified to give LTC advice

        Only a third of advisers are currently qualified to provide long term care advice despite growing interest from advisers in the area, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has found.

        Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 13:05

    Other Long Term Care articles

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      RP Poll: Should pension withdrawals to fund LTC be tax free?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask RP readers: Should withdrawals from pension pots to fund long-term care costs be made tax free?

      Retirement Planner | 14 Nov 2014 | 10:53

      Catch up: Five pensions stories you might have missed

      In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

      Retirement Planner | 14 Nov 2014 | 10:28

      Pensions experts call for policy intervention on care funding

      Pensions experts have called for the government to help savers access their pensions tax-free to fund long-term care.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 12:16

      Family Building Society links with advice firms on later life planning

      Recently launched Family Building Society has linked with Chase de Vere and Key Retirement Solutions for later life planning referrals.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:38

      Over 45s ignoring 'the only people qualified' to help them fund care - research

      Only 13% of over 45s would consider seeking help from a financial adviser with their care funding, despite more than half stating they are confused by the subject, according to research.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Aug 2014 | 08:07

      LTC: A nudge in the right direction?

      Should financial health checks and care accounts become part of the long-term care market? Fiona Murphy looks at alternative recommendations for funding.

      IFAonline | 21 Mar 2014 | 11:42

      LTC – A statement of intent

      Fiona Murphy asks what does the ABI’s social care Statement of Intent mean for the long-term care market?

      Retirement Planner | 19 Feb 2014 | 10:51

      Have the conversation: Talking LTC funding before it’s needed

      The ABI and Department of Health are working together to help grow the LTC market. The need is there, but when is the right time to start talking to clients about care costs?

      IFAonline | 13 Feb 2014 | 07:44
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      LTC initiatives to benefit mainly HNW consumers, Zurich

      New initiatives around funding long-term care will likely benefit only high-net worth consumers, while less wealthy people will still end up selling their homes to fund care, Zurich has suggested.

      IFAonline | 07 Feb 2014 | 07:20

      Just Retirement launches ‘immediate needs' annuity for care funding

      Pensions provider Just Retirement has launched an ‘immediate needs' annuity for people facing long-term care costs.

      IFAonline | 04 Feb 2014 | 09:52

      A later life plan: Interview with Symponia's Jeremy Davies

      In October Symponia launched its Legal Academy to help foster strong working relationships between advisers and solicitors operating in the later life market. Helen Morrissey talks to joint managing director Jeremy Davies about his plans for the Academy.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Jan 2014 | 11:32

      ABI to work with govt on LTC advice and product expansion

      The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Department of Health have signed a ‘statement of intent’ focusing on the future development of the long-term care market.

      IFAonline | 21 Jan 2014 | 10:40
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      Shadow care minister warns of LTC ‘misinformation scandal’

      The shadow minister for care and older people Liz Kendall has warned of a ‘misinformation scandal' in the delivery of long-term care advice.

      Retirement Planner | 14 Jan 2014 | 16:19

      Advisers stress LTC commitment as Care Bill progresses

      Advisers have stressed they are keen to become more involved in long-term care (LTC) advice, with a desire to be included in council referral lists, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) says.

      Retirement Planner | 09 Jan 2014 | 12:25

      Pensioners face £150,000 LTC bill before govt help - Labour

      Pensioners could have to pay out £150,000 on long-term care before the government will step in, according to the Labour party.

      IFAonline | 16 Dec 2013 | 07:33

      IFA joins forces with care group to launch planning service

      An IFA has joined forces with a care provider to provide an independent advice service for those seeking home care.

      IFAonline | 11 Dec 2013 | 12:41

      LTC: The changes that offer a helping hand

      Fiona Murphy asks industry commentators what they lobbied for in the long-term care consultation and for an update on the passage of the Care Bill.

      Retirement Planner | 04 Dec 2013 | 13:53

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