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George Osborne has now dropped plans to change pension tax relief

March 15, 2016
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According to reports over the weekend, George Osborne has now dropped plans to change pension tax relief despite strong indications by The Treasury of major changes.

It was reported on Friday by a number of journalists who were informed “there won’t be any changes to pension tax […]

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Changes to Tax Relief for Pension Contributions?

March 2, 2016
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After several years of speculation, according to a recent BT Home article, fears are growing that Chancellor George Osborne is finally poised to take away higher-rate tax relief for pension contributions. If this is the case, then the vital cut-off date for investors could well be […]

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Don’t forget, from April 2016 the annual allowance tapered reduction begins

March 2, 2016
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Think back to the Chancellor’s budget proposals in July last year, and you may remember an announcement about changes to the annual pension allowance. Well, that change is set to come into effect at the start of the new tax year on 6th April 2016. It therefore […]

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Use it or lose it time for your ISA

March 2, 2016
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As the end of the financial year draws ever closer, it’s important not to forget about any ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) you have and any remaining payments that you’re allowed to make. The maximum allowance for ISAs for the 2015/16 financial year is £15,240 […]

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March Market Commentary

March 2, 2016
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February was another month where the problem for this commentary was what to leave out: the world is not short of ‘events’ at the moment.

In the Far East, North Korea successfully fired a long range rocket, causing consternation in Tokyo and Seoul. Closer to home, David Cameron […]

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Seven suggestions made to the government during the consultation on pension taxation

February 4, 2016
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The Government has recently finished a consultation looking at how pension taxation could work in the future. The Chancellor, George Osborne, has said that he expects to reveal the findings and the direction he is going to take during the March Budget. But is there any way to […]

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February Market Commentary

February 4, 2016
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Twelve green bottles, standing on the wall 

Twelve green bottles, standing on the wall 

And if one green bottle, should accidentally fall…

Yes, yes, we know the song is really ‘ten green bottles,’ but in January 2016 the world’s leading stock markets resembled nothing more than the […]

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Pension tax changes: Should you pay more before relief rates are curtailed?

February 4, 2016
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Given recent comment from George Osborne, and mentions of the same during the Autumn Statement, it appears as though pension tax is set for a shake-up in 2016. With that in mind, there appears to be a potential opportunity for higher-rate taxpayers to make the most […]

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