Video: What happens to my pension when I die?

With the Chancellor’s recent announcement that the government plans to abolish the 55% so-called ‘death tax’ on pensions, we thought it was important to provide a bit more background about what happens to the legacy you leave behind. In the below video, we explore the death tax cut and why inheritance planning is so important.

Market comment – a personal view of Brian Tora

The calmer conditions that were ushered in as the clocks changed have continued. The FTSE 100 Share Index has posted modest weekly gains recently and remains in a positive, if quietish, frame of mind. US markets have actually performed even better, delivering returns enhanced by a stronger dollar. Does this mean the volatile conditions that characterised the late summer and early autumn have been consigned to history?

Market Comment 11th November 2014

Autumn Statement Preview 2014

Last year, George Osborne took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to announce his Autumn Statement. Sadly, there was no mention of this year’s speech on the Chancellor’s social media account, but we do know it will be on Wednesday December 3rd and if he follows last year, Mr Osborne will be on his feet around noon.
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Financial Planning Week: 23rd – 29th November 2014

The 23rd November marks the start of the annual Financial Planning Week, a scheme run by one of the leading bodies in our industry, The Institute Of Financial Planning (IFP). During the week, the IFP and firms from around the country will join together to promote the benefits of financial planning and we are more than happy to lend our support to the initiative.
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