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A hung parliament… What does it mean for you?

Last night’s result was a shock for those in politics. Theresa May and the Conservatives set out with the aim of increasing their number of seats from 330 into a much stronger majority. Instead they managed to reduce their number … Continue reading

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Spring Budget 2017

Yesterday marked the final Spring Budget. From next year, the budget will take place in the Autumn. Rather than go out with a bang it was a fairly dull affair. Below are the main points I feel may be of … Continue reading

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What will you do in 2017?

Christmas is an ideal time to take a step back from the crazy business of your day to day life; refresh, spend time with family, reflect on 2016 and plan for 2017. What do you want to do in the next 12 … Continue reading

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The Autumn Statement

There was the usual amount of speculation prior to this year’s Autumn Statement. In the end, there was actually no major overhauls of pensions or tax. Below are what I feel are the key points… Reduced Money Purchase Allowance For those … Continue reading

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Budget 2015 – A financial planning point of view…

Once again, it’s budget time and, as ever, it gives us both expected and unexpected changes to the legislative landscape; with the added element of an imminent election. Below are some of the key points from a financial planning point … Continue reading

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Who guards the guards?

In recent weeks banks have once again hit the headlines, and not in a good way! First we had Barclays being fined £290 million regarding the manipulation of Libor. The process of setting Libor is fairly simple. At 11am the … Continue reading

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Pensions News

As ever, there are so many news stories flying about regarding pensions. One mentioned recently is the possibility that the Treasury may restrict tax relief for higher rate taxpayers. This has been mooted prior to many previous budgets, however, pensions … Continue reading

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Changes to the world of Financial Advice

At the end of this year, there will be two important changes made in the world of financial advice. 1. All advisers will need to hold a Statement of Professional Standing awarded from a professional body. This statement will show … Continue reading

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