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Our thanks to STEP for the following The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised a local authority that refused to pay for an elderly woman’s residential care fees, after it learned that she had made regular cash gifts to her family after being admitted to the care home. The woman, referred to as […]

Christmas Hours 2017

Please see below for our opening hours over the Christmas period: Friday 22nd December: 10am – 4pm Monday 25th December: CLOSED Tuesday  26th December: CLOSED Wednesday 27th December: 10am – 4pm Thursday 28th December: 10am – 4pm Friday 29th December: 10am – 4pm Monday 1st January: CLOSED From all the team here at Facts & […]

Massive Reduction in State Benefits Leaves Families Vulnerable

Many of us in the UK believe that if the worst happens “the state will protect us”. Sadly, the state has run out of money and benefits, particularly benefits for homeowners, have been cut dramatically. A “widowed parent” with a newly born child could once have potentially received £119,052 from the state over time; and even […]

Macmillan Fund Raiser hosted by Facts & Figures

Macmillan Cancer Support are once again facilitating the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September . So why not join the Facts & Figures team at Stoke House between 10.30 and 15.00? Let’s face it, directly or indirectly cancer has an impact on all of us so we are aiming to raise £1,000! The directors will […]

Something is rotten in the state of UK pensions

Just about everything that could have gone wrong with the UK pensions system has gone wrong over the past 20 years, and there is no end in sight. The rot began with former Chancellor Gordon Brown’s infamous stealth tax raid on pensions in 1997 but really spread after the financial crisis. If the blight continues […]

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