Pensions & Investments

 

Auto Enrolment: Ensure Your Business Is Ready For The Compulsory Workplace Pension

By the time you read this, every company in the UK that employed more than 5,000 employees on 1st April 2012 will have already had its staging date for the auto enrolment into the new Work Based Pension Scheme. Continue reading “Auto Enrolment: Ensure Your Business Is Ready For The Compulsory Workplace Pension” »

 

Asset Protection Trust – Can You Really Avoid Carehome Fees ?

Over recent years, Asset Protection Trusts have been sold to the public as a way of ring-fencing capital to ensure it is not eroded by care home costs, inheritance tax and other potential asset corroding activities. Continue reading “Asset Protection Trust – Can You Really Avoid Carehome Fees ?” »

 

Summary Key Points Autumn Statement 2013

Government message is that the plan is working, the economic outlook is better and the austerity measures will continue.

Opposition argument is that it is not actually helping people with a continued squeeze on standard of living and increases in the cost of living.  The recovery is still based on an increase in personal debt and it is an unsustainable economic recovery. Continue reading “Summary Key Points Autumn Statement 2013” »

 

Using the Open Market Option To Maximise Your Pension Annuity

Do you realise that even if you have been saving into a pension scheme with the same provider for your entire working life, when it comes to choosing how your pension fund is paid out, you have a greater range of choice than you may be led to believe. Continue reading “Using the Open Market Option To Maximise Your Pension Annuity” »

 

The Taxation of High Value UK Residential Property – A Guide to Proposed Changes

You may have read in the press about the UK Government’s proposals to change the way that high value UK residential property is taxed. So this seems like a good time to offer a short guide to the proposals and explain the current situation Continue reading “The Taxation of High Value UK Residential Property – A Guide to Proposed Changes” »

 

Is now a good time to buy Barclays shares?

Is now a good time to buy Barclays shares?With many banks taking a beating in the press over the last months, indeed years, Barclays Bank has continued to take an uncomfortable centre stage recently and it continues today, with criticism of Mr Jenkins appointment as the new CEO because he’s an insider Continue reading “Is now a good time to buy Barclays shares?” »

 

How do I buy a property in my pension?

How do I buy a property in my pension?In our last blog we gave a brief overview of some of the ways in which your pension can help your business. In this our second article we look at one of those areas in more detail, explaining how you can buy a property in your pension Continue reading “How do I buy a property in my pension?” »

 

Using your pension to help your business – an introduction

We regularly meet business people who are disillusioned with traditional pension planning, a lack of control, poor performing investments and inflexibility are just three of the issues often raised.

These concerns, plus seemingly constant interference Continue reading “Using your pension to help your business – an introduction” »