I share power of attorney with my sister for our mother, who has been in a care home since February. We pay around £5,000 for her care per month. This is offset in part by £2,500 from my mother's pensions and other income. We have sold her house and have £400,000 spread between different bank accounts. Under power of attorney rules would we be allowed to buy a house for around £275,000, which we could let out and bring in income of £1,500 a month to contribute to our mother's care?
At the age of 63, Robert Murray knows it is too late to add much more to his pensions before he retires next October. He currently earns £23,000 a year as an estate manager at an assisted living complex in Margate, Kent, although for much of his career his income was significantly higher – £98,000 at its peak. Mr Murray left the “corporate world” in 2006, downsized and moved from Oxfordshire to Kent.
Over the past year or so, savers have had to cope with a series of changes to the once simple Isa. The tax-free accounts used to be very straightforward. Savers could split their allowance between two Isa account types - cash and stocks and shares - and any money withdrawn in the tax year could not be replaced. But as new types of Isa have emerged and new rules have been introduced, the situation has become more complicated.
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Selecting a term
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