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Does anyone have life insurance anymore?

I have just read an article suggesting that many people are avoiding taking out life cover with a mortgage to avoid being turned down on affordability grounds by lenders. Surely the world has gone mad! Back in the mists of time when men on bicycles used to prowl the streets [...]

Does anyone have life insurance anymore?2015-08-26T15:06:19+00:00

How are your finances shaping up?

Our recent advertisement on the screens at the David Lloyd fitness centre in Cambridge has got me thinking about where our priorities lie when it comes to paying for things in life. In a recent article in the Telegraph it was suggested that the cost of membership to a high [...]

How are your finances shaping up?2021-02-08T12:31:07+00:00

A consultation on pensions tax relief

In a busy budget on 8 July 2015 the government announced a green paper on pension tax relief reforms. The government have asked 8 leading questions, inviting a consultation on how to make pension savings and pension contributions more attractive, to get the UK public engaged in pension saving. With [...]

A consultation on pensions tax relief2021-02-08T12:31:07+00:00

Retirement income – breaking the habit of a lifetime

Pensions and retirement income are synonymous with one another. The first thing most clients will think about when considering their income in retirement will be their pension. But with the new pension freedoms it isn't necessarily the first place they should turn to when deciding where to draw their retirement income [...]

Retirement income – breaking the habit of a lifetime2021-02-08T12:31:08+00:00

Dragons Apprentice

Can you turn £100 into £1000? Pupils from secondary schools across North Herts attempted this challenge and succeeded in raising over £10,000 for fantastic causes in the local area. Organised by the North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, the annual Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge saw teams, partnered with a nominated charity [...]

Dragons Apprentice2021-02-08T12:31:08+00:00

Maintain your annual allowance and access a tax free lump sum

Maintain your annual allowance to access 25% of your pension fund as a tax free lump sum The government have announced that if pension benefits are drawn after April 2015 the current annual allowance of £40,000 (the amount of pension contribution that will benefit from tax relief) will automatically reduce [...]

Maintain your annual allowance and access a tax free lump sum2015-02-05T10:12:39+00:00
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