Technology is now a major part of our lives. Even the humble mobile phone has become smart and has the computing power that only a few years ago, only existed in desktop computers. These huge technological strides are also now making their way into the fabric of our homes.

April 2015 will see major changes to the rules on how and when you access your pension, plus how it is treated upon your death. Headlines have focussed on greater 'pension freedom' but there could be serious tax implications to withdrawing your entire fund in one go. There are also new rules which could affect your inheritance tax position. The age of 75 is still going to be important, but the way death benefits are to be treated is to alter.

With property litigation on the rise, Chartered Surveyors are often called as expert witnesses to provide in-depth commentary and advise on a wide range of contentious property and construction issues. Alasdair Morrison, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) with independent local estate agents and surveyors Alasdair Morrison and Partners, gives an insight into this professional role.

Is your business looking for an original marketing angle? If so, BuzzPix can provide inspirational imagery from a unique aerial perspective.

Established in 1904, JW Hutchinson Family Funeral Services is now in its fourth generation, serving the local community for over 110 years. Alison and her husband Anthony took over the reins three years ago and have gone to great lengths to provide a service to meet all needs, whether traditional or modern.

Gascoines Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors have been selling houses in the local area for over sixty years. Company founder, Douglas Gascoine, and his wife Rachel have between them over one hundred years' experience in chartered surveying. They have acted as agents, and have built a substantial number of homes in Southwell and the surrounding villages, since Gascoines was founded in 1954.

Looking for a new kitchen or bathroom? Why not contact local company KNB Ltd for a free design consultation.

On 1 April 2015, new rules will come into force allowing working parents to share leave for a year after their child is born. Janine Lawton, employment lawyer at Tallents Solicitors looks at the key points that employers should be aware of.