unbiased.co.uk’s head of advice, Claire Walsh, has discussed the figures, which highlighted the increased need for advice following new reforms.

The new data from unbiased.co.uk also shows that:
•Pensions accounted for 49% of all search refinements on the site since the introduction of pension freedoms
•Pension search queries increased 68% from April 2014 – April 2015
•Pension searches on unbiased.co.uk spiked in Jan-April 2015, in the immediate run-up to pension freedoms coming into force, and in July 2015, following the Chancellor’s interim Budget

Claire Walsh is an award-winning Chartered Financial Planner at a Brighton-based independent financial advisory firm. She advises consumers on all areas of personal financial planning including pensions, investments & savings, protection and tax planning, with retirement and inheritance tax planning a particular focus.