Government Encourages Pre-Retirees To Get Financial Advice £1,500 made available for individuals to receive tax free pension advice. For those looking ahead to retirement, an updated government scheme allows them to use funds caught up in their pensions to pay for...read more
Record F.T.S.E.'s Future Uncertain As the F.T.S.E. 100 reaches a record high, does history predict an upcoming slump? The company F.E. Analytics has studied 3 major corrections that have occurred to the F.T.S.E. 100 following high points since 1999. The first saw a...read more
Advice On Lowering Your Tax Bill Sensible measures are available to those looking to minimise the tax they pay. Where possible workers are being advised to take care that their salaries do not rise above income tax thresholds. For higher earners, passing the £100,000...read more
Pension Freedoms Leading To More Complex Retirements Experts suggest independent financial advice for retirees. Those who have already or who will enter retirement after April 2015 face making decisions that director at Wealth and Work, Jonathan Watts-Lay warns “can...read more
Varying Opinions Over The Amount Deemed Safe To Withdrawal From Pensions Experts advise on the ideal yearly amount to take out of a pension. Data published by the Association of British Insurers details the amounts of money taken out of pension schemes in the first...read more
Market's “Muted” Reaction To Trump's Election Data suggests Trump's surprise victory may have less of an impact on the market than initially feared. The F.T.S.E. 100 saw an initial negative reaction to the news of Donald Trump winning the U.S. election matching that...read more
New I.S.A./Pension 'Hybrid' Derided New Lifetime I.S.A. blurs the distinctions between I.S.A.s and pensions. Steve Webb, a former pensions minister has bemoaned the creation of the Lifetime I.S.A., feeling the product fails at being either a pension or an I.S.A. and...read more
Employers Could Be Freed To Cut Employee's Final Salary Pensions By Up To 30% Proposed law would allow companies to reduce their workers' pensions without seeking court's approval. MPs in the Work and Pensions Committee are considering freeing employers who are...read more
Over 55s Lead Record Rise In Equity Release Total lending based off the value of large assets such as houses increases to a record amount. The Equity Release Council are reporting that in the second quarter of 2016 wealth being released by over 55s passed the £500m...read more
Record Number Of Over 50s In Work Aviva have published figures showing that employees over 50 are on track to become the largest segment of the workforce by 2024. A total of 9.67 million people over 50 are currently employed in the U.K., making up 31% of the...read more
Aviva Claims To Be Insulated From 'Brexit' Impact Aviva believes capital surplus built up in recent years proves their business should not be affected by 'Brexit'. The insurance company Aviva is publishing research and data to reassure a market in shock after the vote...read more
Uncertainty Ahead If The U.K. Votes To Leave The E.U. On Thursday 23rd June, the U.K. will vote in a referendum to decide whether or not to remain in the European Union. A pro-leave outcome would send shock-waves through the U.K. and internationally. Political Change...read more
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