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42% of UK adults continue to see finances deteriorate – new LV= research
22 million British adults saw their finances deteriorate in the three months to September despite signs financial resilience is stabilising, according to new research from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV=.
LV= Summary of Autumn Statement 2023 – For UK Financial Advisers only
The main measures announced in the Autumn Statement were tax breaks for business and reductions to National Insurance rates. This is in line with recent press speculation. While there had also been rumours about measures to reduce or reform IHT they were missing.  
Looking back through 3 years of leading data, taking us from pandemic to present
For the three-year anniversary of our research programme, we look back over how our research has developed since its launch to help you understand both the hopes and concerns of consumers. 
Earmarking (Pension Attachment) orders
Earmarking was introduced by The Pensions Act 1995. It can be used for divorce petitions presented on or after 1 July 1996 (10 August 1996 in Northern Ireland and 19 August 1996 in Scotland), where the relevant pension benefits come into payment on or after 6 April 1997. 
LV= launches new ‘lifestyle’ range of equity release products
Investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= is extending its range of later life mortgages by launching two new equity release products as part of a new funding partnership with Scottish Widows.   
September's CTI figure
The Office for National Statistics has now released September 2023’s Consumer Price Index.
Almost a quarter of people are worried that they will experience a mental health issue in five years
Research from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV= reveals that many people are prioritising their mental wellbeing this World Mental Health Day.  
Three consumer trends every adviser should know
Our flagship Wealth and Wellbeing Research Programme marks its 3rd anniversary with the publication of Edition 13 this month. We’re proud to reach this milestone, as it makes this one of the longest running studies of its kind. So, what are the three key findings we think every adviser should know? 
New LV= wellness tracker finds more than 40% of UK adults are struggling financially
Twenty two million UK adults are financially struggling today, leaving the nation’s financial resilience at an even lower ebb than during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from investment, protection and retirement specialist LV=.
Introducing the LV= Wellness Tracker
For the three-year anniversary of the Wealth and Wellbeing Research Programme, we have launched the LV= Wellness Tracker.
More people need to review their protection cover after life events to adequately protect their income
Research from investment, protection and retirement specialists LV= has explored attitudes to income protection to coincide with Income Protection Awareness Week (IPAW). 
Withdrawals from an onshore bond
A trust is a legal arrangement for managing assets. Trusts can come into creation as an ‘implied trust’ (generally not deliberately created and typically arising by operation of law) or as an ‘express trust’ (deliberately created) – in most instances, a trust will be an express trust.