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Car sharing deserves better tax incentives

October 7, 2015
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A recent report, ‘On the Move’, published by Policy Exchange Think-Tank researchers, explores ideas and policy proposals on how to create a more mobile workforce. One of the key policy ideas in the Report is about offering tax benefits to commuters who use ride-sharing schemes and […]

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Do you know your pension pot value?

October 7, 2015
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New research from Retirement Advantage shows that despite the new pension freedoms introduced in April, over a quarter of people aged over 50 don’t know how much money they have saved in order to fund their retirements.

According to the research, the new freedoms place even greater […]

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October Market Commentary

October 7, 2015
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The end of September, and the end of the third quarter of 2015 – a quarter which, as all the financial press reported, was the worst for global equities since 2011. As CNBC put it:

A sustained collapse in commodity prices, China’s stunning market rout followed by its […]

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Financial Markets

September Market Commentary

September 11, 2015
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“Markets can fall as well as rise…”

Never was that statement more true than in August, when virtually all the major world markets headed down, led by the plunging stock market in China. It became virtually impossible to watch a news bulletin without […]

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Dividends

Will dividend tax keep rising?

September 11, 2015
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The Treasury revealed in July that the dividend tax credit would be replaced with a new tax-free allowance of £5,000 of dividend income for all taxpayers, which takes effect from April 2016. The Chancellor said at the time that the move would “simplify the taxation of […]

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What’s really on the bucket list of the UK over 55s?

September 11, 2015
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Consumer Intelligence conducted an independent online survey for Prudential between 6 and 10 July 2015, among a sample of 1,157 UK adults aged 45+, including 645 aged 55 or above, asking respondents what made up their own personal ‘bucket list’.

Travel dreams make up seven of the […]

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Funding

Finding Funding for SME start-ups

September 11, 2015
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Whether you’re a start-up seeking your initial capital or you’ve just taken on a small business and are looking for money to grow, you’ll need that initial injection of funds to turn your ideas into a reality. According to statistics from Companies House, Britons […]

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The Budget 2016

What is the New State Pension?

August 4, 2015
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The so-called ‘New State Pension’ will come into force on April 6th 2016 and will affect all pensioners who reach state pension age from that date onwards. For women, this means that you will be affected if you were born on or after 6th April 1953. For […]

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