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Spring Statement Overview 2019

March 2019 Introduction    When we write these reports on the chancellor’s Budget speeches – and, more latterly, his Spring Statements – we always try and put them in the relevant political and economic context. This year it is impossible not to put the Spring Statement in a political context. On Monday night, the Prime […]

The Financial Year End Is Fast Approaching

wealth management

With the end of the tax year on 5th April fast approaching, now is the time to consider a few financial planning steps. Making the most of your tax allowances for Pensions, ISAs, CGT, IHT and Income Tax, is vital to ensuring your financial affairs are organised as efficiently as possible. To make sure of […]

Understanding Pensions – What Is Drawdown?

pension-drawdown

Drawdown is a way of achieving greater flexibility with your pension funds. Every time you move your money into drawdown, you’re allowed to take 25% of this as a lump sum, which is exempt from tax. The rest continues as an investment, with taxable income able to be drawn straight from your pension whenever you […]