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Tapering Annual Allowance and Pension Input Periods

December 1, 2015
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The government announced on 8 July 2015, that for 2016 to 2017 onwards the annual allowance for tax relieved pension savings will be reduced for those with incomes of over £150,000. Their annual allowance will be reduced by £1 for every £2 of income they have over […]

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UK Housing Market

A hit on the ‘Buy-to-Let’ market from the Autumn Statement

December 1, 2015
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Chancellor George Osborne landed buy-to-let landlords a shock during the Autumn Statement by announcing a 3% stamp duty surcharge on property purchases from 1st April 2016.

The addition of a 3% extra charge for buy-to-let and second homes on all stamp duty bands above […]

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November Market Commentary

November 5, 2015
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Introduction

Well, what a splendid month October was, with all the major world stock markets that we cover in this Bulletin skipping merrily upwards. Germany and China led the way with gains of 12% and 11% respectively, and if you only looked […]

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Case Study: An Auto-Enrolment lesson to be learned for employers

November 5, 2015
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in their last Quarterly Bulletin (ending June 2015) published Auto-Enrolment case studies of non-compliant Auto-Enrolment behaviour, in order to help other employers avoid these situations. In particular, concerns about employers not understanding contractual relationships in order to identify who is a […]

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How to approach later life care

November 5, 2015
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National Insurance contributions go towards things like your State Pension but they don’t count towards the costs of social care. This type of care is managed by your local authority and generally comes at a price. That is why you have to apply directly to them if […]

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Active-Funds

What is the difference between active funds and passive funds?

November 5, 2015
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You may have heard the terms active and passive with regard to investment funds, but what exactly do they mean and how can they impact your investing?

Actively managed investment funds are run by professional fund managers or investment teams who make all the investment decisions, such as […]

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Preventing non-compliance with Auto-Enrolment

October 9, 2015
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The Pensions Regulator (TPR) believes that employers should be aware of TPR enforcing compliance with employer auto-enrolment duties. Awareness of automatic enrolment is believed to be high but employers are warned by the TPR to act now, after tens of thousands of small and micro employers had […]

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Money trumps health as top retirement concern

October 7, 2015
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Concerns over money dominate the thinking of pre-retirees, according to new research from Retirement Advantage. Conducted by YouGov, the study finds almost half (49%) of over 50s are worried about not having enough money in retirement to do the things they want to do, compared to just […]

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