NIC Employment Allowance

The Chancellor announced the creation of a National Insurance Contributions (NIC) Employment Allowance in the 2013 Budget. This is expected to be introduced from 6 April 2014 and this moved a step closer to becoming law with... Read Full Article...

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Our TaxApp has been updated to include new calculators and support iOS7

Following Appleā€™s recent iOS7 release we have developed our TaxApp to support this new platform. For our Android users we have made improvements to the home screen layouts to ensure they reformat to suit your screen size.... Read Full Article...

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Estate preservation

Helping you to look after and maintain your wealth in the most efficient way If you are UK domiciled, Inheritance Tax (IHT) is currently charged at 40 per cent and is payable on your estate once your... Read Full Article...

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What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow?

30 per cent of working adults think they would be able to find another job of a similar level and pay within six months Legal & General’s Job Security Index [1] asked respondents what they would do... Read Full Article...

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Roads to wealth

Financial challenges facing Britain’s young adults Skandia’s study about the roads to wealth for Britain’s youth highlights the financial challenges many young adults experience as they move away from home to establish themselves as independent individuals. One... Read Full Article...

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New offshore horizons

Take your money when it suits you Finding the right offshore investments can be a key factor in making the most of your wealth, and it’s not only for the wealthiest of investors. With a few well-advised... Read Full Article...

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Gender Neutrality Changes

Women retirees could boost pension income by 67 per cent The combination of the recent rise in gilt yields, positive market performance, gender neutrality changes, and the 20 per cent uplift in income levels announced by the... Read Full Article...

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Building new Untouched pension savings

An opportunity to potentially improve tax-efficiency Rawdown is the main alternative to a secure annuity income. It is more flexible than an annuity but is also more complex and higher risk. Figures from Skandia (08 July 2013)... Read Full Article...

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Greater flexibility for pension savers

New individual protection rules introduced New rules announced by HM Revenue & Customs provide people with large pension savings the flexibility to continue to receive valuable employer contributions to their pension. Higher- and additional-rate tax payers in... Read Full Article...

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Time to aim for higher returns

Taking a different approach to investments can generate greater wealth When it comes to taking investment risk to secure a higher return, those aged 55 and over are most likely to be taking the lead with Stocks... Read Full Article...

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