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Where Bitcoins go, the Taxman follows

October 2, 2014
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Bitcoin, known now as a ‘cryptocurrency’, is seen as the world’s first decentralised digital currency. Cryptocurrencies have a unique identity and HMRC states that they cannot therefore be directly compared to any other form of investment activity or payment mechanism. Determining their legal and regulatory status is […]

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Important pension notice: 55% ‘death tax’ abolished

October 2, 2014
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Ahead of the major pension changes already announced for April 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, this week announced another shift in pension policy that could have a big impact on many savers and their financial planning requirements.

Speaking at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference, Mr Osborne announced […]

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October Market Commentary

October 2, 2014
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Throughout the summer this bulletin has been focused on events in the Ukraine, now we have an admittedly uneasy truce in the region and the focus of the world’s discontent has moved elsewhere.

At time of writing, pro-democracy protesters are occupying the streets of Hong Kong […]

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Babies and breadwinners – a seismically shifting scene

October 2, 2014
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The latest Aviva Family Finance Report shows that the percentage of stay-at-home mums has almost halved since the 1960s and ‘70s, while more families are creating their own bespoke parenting and childcare styles, using a mixture of grandparents, nurseries and part-time work. The respondents to […]

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The Rise of the Pensioner Millionaires

September 4, 2014
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More than one million pensioner households in the UK now have total wealth of more than £1m according to analysis by Prudential of the latest ONS data for 2010-2012.
The analysis shows that the number of millionaire pensioner households has soared by 69% compared with 2006-2008 […]

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Britons prioritise bricks and mortar over white wedding

September 4, 2014
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Britons are turning their backs on the big white wedding in favour of getting onto the property ladder, according to research by HSBC. Over a quarter (28%) of those aged between 18 and 34 would spend a £20,000 gift from their parents on a deposit for a […]

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Saving a little bit more will go a long way

September 4, 2014
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Many working age people in the UK could secure a financially comfortable retirement by making some small changes to their saving habits, according to new research published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). While government action to transform British pensions has brought about radical improvements to […]

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September Market Commentary

September 4, 2014
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The phrase ‘the world looked a dangerous place’ has been used many times to describe the status of the markets. Never has that seemed more true than in August.
In Northern Iran/Iraq the Islamic State continues to gather momentum and the world expressed outrage at the murder […]

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