Savings

Parents to spend £17k on child’s university costs

Main expenses include accommodation and items for study.

Government delays self-employed pension trials

No ‘straightforward mechanism’ for increasing savings.

Long-term investors rewarded for patience

1 in 3 think investment risks are higher than before the crash.

Auto-enrolment contributions fall 5.5% in five years

41.1m people put average of 3.4% into workplace pension in 2017.

Women missing out on pension income in divorce

Charity calls for reform to divorce process.

10m savers use state pension forecast

‘Very significant milestone’ passed in just two years.

Millennials seek more pension support

Under-35s call for more information from employers.

Regular saving ‘can reduce stress for many’

Half of savers report positive mental health effects.

Bank of Mum and Dad ‘worried about financial knowledge’

76% of parents find gifting rules complicated.

1 in 3 people lack financial resilience

Savings needed to ‘reduce financial vulnerability’.

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