What does the election result mean for your personal finances?

What a few hours it has been! The exit poll has been proved broadly correct, and we now know that the Conservatives will form the next government, albeit with support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Now that has been confirmed, we can look forward, and ask: How will your personal finances be affected by the result? When the Tories wrote their manifesto a few short weeks ago, they did so in the hope, and probable expectation, of an increased majority. The reality is very different, we can therefore expect some of the ...

Long term care Q & A: Everything you need to know about the changes to social care

Everything you need to know about the changes to social care_istockPoliticians have wrestled with the problem of how to meet the cost of caring for an aging population for many years, yesterday saw the latest attempt, this time by the coalition government, to address the issue. The new reforms follow the Dilnot report and are certainly bold, but how will they affect you? Do you need to take any action now? Will you be better or worse off if you ...