Sunlight, music and action were the order of the day on Saturday at the Alton Lions’ eighth annual Party in the Park. The crowds gathered in Alton’s Public Gardens for a day of fun and fundraising all in aid of supporting young people with disabilities who attend Treloar School and College in Holybourne.
The UK’s most radical pension overhaul for years reached another milestone last week, which will impact thousands of companies and millions of employees across the country. The new scheme for workplace pensions, which came into force in 2012, was introduced to tackle fears that people are living for longer but are not putting enough money aside for their old age. The Government has sought to address this by bringing in an automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme.
Over 80% of England and Wales is registered with the Land Registry. The Register for each piece of land sets out who the legal owner is (who has ‘title’ to the piece of land), the extent of the land and any rights of third parties over the piece of land. The remaining 20% of England and Wales has never been registered, mainly because it has never been sold.
As family solicitors with offices in Chichester and Alton, we understand that couples facing separation and divorce in Hampshire and West Sussex may feel over whelmed and worried about the future. Collaborative law is a structured process that provides parties with an alternative to going to Court and deals with the issues that arise in a constructive and non-confrontational way.
The moneysavingexpert.com founder and Citizens Advice consumer champion has urged people to arrange a Lasting Power of Attorney, explaining how, by planning ahead now, you can save time, money and stress in the long run. Tania Jeffery from JC Solicitors in Chichester and Alton welcomes his appeal.
Speaking on his Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV recently he explained the reasons why, despite being only 42 years old, he already has a Lasting Power of Attorney in place to protect his interests in the event that a sudden accident, illness, disability or his advancing age means that he no longer has the mental capacity to make decisions for himself.
As a private client solicitor I often advise clients regarding estate planning and Wills. During our discussions I need to determine how they own their home to be able to properly advise them as to their options. What I find more often than not is that most of my clients do not know ‘how’ they own their property.