Month: June 2019

Why silence isn’t necessarily bliss

Over six million adults refuse to discuss their will with loved ones Making a Will is very important if you care what happens to your money and your belongings after you die, and most of us do. But have you tried to talk with your children about your Will? If that conversation isn’t happening, you’re...

State pension

Half a million workers past pension age could be paying unnecessary tax A significant number of people working past the State Pension age could be paying unnecessary tax on their State Pension, according to new research[1]. This is because they failed to take up the option of deferring their State Pension until they stopped work....

New tax year

The key changes you need to know You want to pay the minimum amount of tax legally possible. We want that for you, too. The 2019/20 tax year started on 6 April and in general taxpayers will have more money in their pocket after increases to allowances came into force, but there are a few...

Building a diverse portfolio

Time, patience and making informed decisions Making sense of today’s market headwinds and building a diverse portfolio should be key priorities for all investors. Whether you have a lump sum to invest or want to invest regularly each month, it’s important to know your money is working hard for you. Holding a number of structured...

Inheritance tax

No longer something that only affects the very wealthy, but the good news is that there are ways to limit the amount of Inheritance Tax your family may potentially face. When someone dies, Inheritance Tax is charged on their estate above a certain value. A person’s estate is basically everything they own, including their main...

Freetirees

Pension freedoms usher in a new generation The introduction of pension freedoms has been a huge enabler for over-55s, allowing millions to draw income from their pensions flexibly. Pension freedoms offer the opportunity to transition into retirement by continuing to work with reduced hours beyond traditional retirement age. This emerging trend enables you to choose...