October 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our Autumn Update. 

The main story -
More help for older people to move house and remortgage their homes.   

The Government has published its response to the findings of the select committee inquiring into housing for older people. It acknowledges that improvements need to be made to make it easier for older people to move house or make alterations to their properties.  
In particular, the Government has agreed with the select committee's findings that older people need better help to find accommodation that's more suitable for them. The Government acknowledges that at the moment many older people find it too difficult financially and physically to move home or carry out repairs and improvements. The Government is committing to improve support and access to information. You can read the Government report here

Should the law on hate crimes include elder abuse?


The Law Commission has been asked to look at adding elder abuse to the list of hate crimes but is that a realistic way to deal with the issue? There are alternatives... Read more

A change in the civil partnership rules to include heterosexual couples is on the way.

We look at why civil partnership may be a better option than cohabiting  

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Joint accounts are convenient but are they wise?

If you add someone's name to your bank account do you still own all the money? We look at the pros and cons of accounts that can be accessed by more than one person and the implications for inheritance. 
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