Category Archives: Tax

Budget 2016 Overview

Introduction It was famously said that ‘all roads lead to Rome.’ In British politics, all speeches currently lead to the EU Referendum. George Osborne’s Budget speech, delivered on Wednesday March 16th, was no exception. More than ever, the Chancellor was … Continue reading

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UK General Election – The Results

When the polls opened at 7am on Thursday 7th May, the pundits and the pollsters were as one: the only certainty was a hung parliament. It was the most difficult-to-predict election for generations. The opinion polls had the parties running … Continue reading

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Budget Summary 2015: The Election Budget

Introduction and Political Background As the Chancellor stood up to speak on Wednesday March 18th there were less than 50 days to go until the General Election on May 7th. The opinion polls – and the bookmakers – still had … Continue reading

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Important pension notice: 55% ‘death tax’ abolished

Ahead of the major pension changes already announced for April 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced another shift in pension policy that could have a big impact on many savers and their financial planning requirements. Speaking at the Conservative Party’s … Continue reading

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Five great reasons to pay into a pension this tax year

We all know that saving for retirement is important. But it’s also difficult. Spend it today and it’s not possible to spend it tomorrow. The government knows that it’s both difficult and important. That’s why they give away free money and reduce tax … Continue reading

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