Three things your clients may call you about this week ...

'Make no assumptions'

Tom Ellis
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State pension "shock", low mortgage rates and British dividends - here's our weekly heads-up of articles in the weekend newspapers that may have caught your clients' attention...

Help tomorrow's widows prepare for an income shock In this column for the Financial Times, former pensions minister Steve Webb outlines why two changes to the state pension mean widowed women might experience an income "shock" alongside bereavement in retirement.Among many mathematical examples, he urges no couple makes any assumptions about the support available to them following a bereavement."Roughly half of all pensioner couples get the majority of their income from state pensions and benefits,£ he writes. "The fact that the state has now effectively withdrawn from providing survivor...

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