Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lifetime link up with Holy Trinity for next phase of BBIS

Lifetime are linking up with Holy Trinity School as part of the next phase of their ‘Barnsley Inspiring Students’ project. Lifetime’s Communications Director William Bottomley and Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge met with Holy Trinity Headteacher Simon Barber and the school’s Head of Business Studies and Citizenship Ged McInerney – and there was a mutual desire to…

The importance of a will

The importance of having a will was again brought home to us here at Lifetime following the sudden death of a client. Our Business Development Manager (Wealth Division) Peter Clarke takes up the story: “I went to see old bank clients of mine who were in two minds whether to invest with Lifetime, or go to the bank and…

National newspaper highlights concerns over ‘massive’ care home bills

The concerns over long term care – and the devastating fall-out over who pays for it – has again hit the headlines. For relatives of the 130,000 elderly people who enter care homes every year, the sums at stake can be quite considerable. According to healthcare analysts Laing Buisson, residential care costs around £600 a week. It…

Long-term care crisis looming says insurance giant

One of the country’s leading insurance companies fears that Britain is heading for a ‘crisis’ in long term care. Scottish Widows issued a stark warning that it would take “four or five years” for the problem to become big enough and attract enough media attention to force political action. Speaking at the launch of the Scottish…

Auto Enrolment helps UK pension savings move to five-year high says new report

UK pension savings levels are at a five-year high, thanks to the arrival of Auto Enrolment and an improving economic environment. That’s according to the Scottish Widows Retirement Report. The report, which is based on the responses of 5,000 individuals, found that 53% of savers surveyed had adequate retirement provision, a figure up from 45% last…

Lifetimer Matt presents referral scheme cheque to Barnsley Hospice

Lifetime’s community-driven referral scheme has again come up trumps for Barnsley Hospice. The sun was beaming down in appreciation at Lifetime House on Wednesday morning, as our Financial Planner Matt Appleby handed over a cheque for £243.10 to fundraiser Mandy Ibbotson and the hospice mascot, Oscar. Lifetime has built up a very strong relationship with…

Lifetime’s BBIS project set for school hat-trick

Lifetime’s ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ project is set for a school hat-trick! The ‘BBIS’ project has been a big hit at Horizon College – where it was launched back in late 2013 – and now it is set to be embraced by fellow Barnsley-based schools Darton College and Holy Trinity from September. Lifetime trio William…

Lifetime’s second Auto Enrolment seminar gets the thumbs-up!

Lifetime’s second Auto Enrolment seminar for accountants proved to be another highly successful event. The free seminar was held at Lifetime House on Thursday morning (June 5) – and once again Lifetimers Sue and Tracey came up trumps with a scrumptious breakfast spread (see pictures below). Following breakfast and refreshments – Lifetime’s Auto Enrolment specialists Rupert…