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Covid-19 has impacted all our lives in many ways and bank deposits have unfortunately not been an exception. Since the Bank of England cut its rate to an historic low in March this year, there have been brutal cuts to savings rates across all banks. For example the best ISA [...]

Warning…this briefing is of little or no interest!2021-02-08T12:31:03+00:00

Budget speculation: Threat to tax relief on pension contributions

We are only a couple of weeks away from the Autumn Budget, due on the 29 October 2018, and media reports have suggested the lifetime and annual caps on tax-free pension contributions could be reduced. Pension tax relief is a common topic in pre-budget speculation, although this time the speculation [...]

Budget speculation: Threat to tax relief on pension contributions2018-12-03T10:14:52+00:00

Cashflow Planning

It was Donald Rumsfeld who famously said, “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know.” [...]

Cashflow Planning2021-02-08T12:31:04+00:00

When Can I Retire?

Retirement is defined as a watershed moment in our lives, typically when we choose to leave the workforce. When can I retire? is a question we've probably all asked ourselves at some point in time and planning is essential in determining whether your capital and income will be sufficient to [...]

When Can I Retire?2021-02-08T12:31:05+00:00

Lifetime Allowance

What could the further reduction mean to your retirement income? The Government has introduced comprehensive reforms to the pension rules over the previous few years. One important change, which may have been overlooked by some savers, is the reduction of the Lifetime Allowance that applies to pension savings. This further [...]

Lifetime Allowance2021-02-08T12:31:05+00:00

Defining Benefit

When dealing with the pension assets of a divorcing couple received wisdom has always been that where Final Salary (Defined Benefit) pensions were up for grabs, these were the most sought after by both sides since - as the title infers - the benefits were pre-defined and therefore guaranteed to [...]

Defining Benefit2021-02-08T12:31:06+00:00
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