Month: April 2015

Is your final salary pension scheme under-funded?

With final salary pension schemes traditionally offering a promising level of savings for retirement, moving away from them and into money purchase schemes has normally been seen as an unattractive proposition. However, a recent claim by Alan Rubenstein, head of the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF), a government agency set up to help failing pension schemes,...

Planning a business exit: tips for attracting the right buyer

Selling your business is a challenge in itself but making sure you sell to the right buyer, at the best price, is even more of a challenge. Here are our seven tips for ensuring you sell to the right people: 1. Search for a ‘strategic’ buyer who will pay more for your business simply because...

The New Help to Buy ISA: The Details

During the 2015 Budget announcement, the Chancellor, George Osborne revealed a new type of ISA, to be made available to the public in the Autumn of this year. The Help to Buy ISA is sure to be of interest to young people in particular, or to parents with children who are currently in the process...

April Market Commentary

The focus in March inevitably turned towards the UK Budget – delivered by Chancellor George Osborne on March 18th – and the forthcoming General Election, with the two main parties currently running neck and neck in the opinion polls. It was therefore easy to overlook significant events that happened at the beginning of March. The...