Last week, the news agenda was full to the brim with devastating headlines and pictures showing the damage we are doing to our planet.
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If you’re struggling with your mental health, finding the motivation to look at your finances can feel like a step too far. But, taking control of your money is a very positive thing.
It’s been a rather busy few weeks in the world of ‘greenwashing’. Last month, Deutsche Bank was raided for alleged involvement in a trillion-pound greenwashing scandal. According to Sky News, it’s alleged the DWS, the management asset part of the company, sold products worth more than $1 trillion as being more sustainable and environmentally friendly than what they actually were. It’s important to say, the DWS denies the allegations.
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Jude Kelly CBE to our Steering Group.
Last weekend marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee where millions of people across the UK and Commonwealth came together to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. Sunday, however, was also important for another reason: it was World Environment Day.
A major trades union has exposed a massive gender gap in pension pots; the Prospect Union estimated it to be 38 percent between men and women. That’s more than double the gender pay gap – which is estimated to be 15.4 percent.
Food, fuel and gas prices are all soaring, pushing inflation to a 40-year high of 9 percent. It means hard-pressed consumers are having to spend more of their pay packet on groceries, drinks, clothes and other items; more so than they would have done so one year ago.
According to the publication, 195 ‘carbon bombs’, the oil and gas projects which would see a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions emitted over their lifetime, are planned and sixty percent of these have already began.
Just in time for Easter, we’re delighted to have been awarded a Good Egg mark from Good With Money.
We join just six other companies with the Good Egg mark, making it easier for people to find responsible financial businesses that are doing the right thing and making a positive impact for the environment and society.
It’s the biggest shake-up in divorce law in half a century. Changes will make the divorce process simpler, and bring many benefits. However, speedier divorces could also lead to rushed financial settlements and an unfair sharing of overall wealth – in particular of pensions, ISAs and other investments.