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Market Concerns – February 2022   As I am sure you are aware, tensions have increased between Russia and Ukraine in the last 24 hours following weeks of political manoeuvring, which has seen and global stock markets come under some pressure. Clearly this has been exacerbated following the reported skirmishes and bombings in the region

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Upcoming changes to Buy to Let EPC Rating requirements   The Government has announced that they are changing the rules surrounding Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Ratings on all properties being let out. This is known as the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES). Although it sounds harmless enough, a large number of properties in the UK

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Economic & Market Outlook – October 2021   In the last few months, we have seen global growth slow down largely due to the potential of inflation across the developed economies, the increasing US debt and the tightening of Chinese internal regulations. This has been compounded by recent economic data which shows that we are

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For many the lifetime allowance (LTA) on the value of your pension savings will become an increasing concern as the tax net is reaching wider with many more people paying tax on their pension savings then ever before.   Awareness of the lifetime allowance and the implications for pension savers is now a key part

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As expected with Brexit looming, Philip Hammond delivered a fairly non-descript Budget with only one or two small surprises. The highlights relevant to our clients are detailed below.   Pensions Lifetime allowance for pensions – the Budget papers confirmed that the lifetime allowance for pension savings will increase in line with CPI, rising to £1,030,000

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Spring Budget 2017 Update Yesterday, Philip Hammond the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the last Spring Budget (although as he joked, we’ve been told that before, by Norman Lamont in 1992). There were no significant tax or pension changes in yesterday’s Budget that will have any immediate impact, allowing all to plan for the tax

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The new pension freedoms were launched in April 2015. It would be fair to say that these are a double-edged sword if used in wrong way. Unfortunately, like a credit card, it depends who is in control. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should! Used well, these can add real benefit, but used poorly

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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has recently issued a reminder to all those who have expressed an interest in topping up their Additional State pension by up to £25 per week. The option to make Class 3A Voluntary Contributions applies to individuals who attained their state pension age on or before 5 April 2016, i.e.

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Following the Brexit vote, Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer has sought to reassure British businesses amid uncertainty in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. He told members at the Conservative Party conference there may be a rocky road ahead. “We are ready to take whatever steps are necessary to protect this

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We have all had our chance to vote and have judged the benefits of an independent life outside the EU to be worth the costs of leaving it. In spite of the more emotional appeals to the contrary, this is not a disaster. The UK will certainly suffer an economic impact as businesses consider their

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