Why investing your money is more profitable than leaving it in a bank account
You’ve worked hard to accrue your wealth, so naturally you’ll want to see your finances flourish and develop. That raises the question: how best should you grow your finances? Many people are drawn to banks to save their money, opting for the chance to get some interest and their money back. But in a time […]
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
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?
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 […]