Can you really take your retirement in your youth and then work a bit later to make up the shortfall?
Iain Duncan Smith calls for wealthy pensioners to voluntarily hand back benefits
How many times have you considered seeking financial advice to help sort your finances, and then simply forgotten about it?
We are just over a week into the new tax year, and this is a great time to seek out financial advice to get you set up for the new tax year.
In our latest ‘Diary of an adviser‘ blog, Minesh Patel talks about his clients’ ‘end of tax year panic’ and the benefits of long term investing. You can view Minesh’s unbiased.co.uk profile here. The end of the tax year brings the usual panic with some clients leaving pension and ISA contributions to the last minute. My clients are
On April 1, the government’s proposal to cut a portion of legal aid funding came into force. In the latest push to minimise spending, ministers want to reduce the £2.2 billion legal aid bill by £350 million.
Last weekend’s reorganisation of financial regulators has meant the once all-encompassing Financial Services Authority (FSA), has been replaced with three bodies; the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Financial Policy Committee (FPC) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). If you’re out looking for a financial adviser, the creation of the FCA is probably the most important development.
Last week was an important one for the financial world. George Osborne’s budget announcement received a generally positive reception from the press, but we wanted to know what you thought of it. In the unbiased.co.uk online poll, our results found the tax allowance increase to £10,000 in 2014, a scrapping of the proposed 3p fuel duty
TaxCalc’s last Tax Action tips blog features tips for business owners trading losses… If you are self-employed or in a partnership that has made losses be sure to utilise them effectively. You have a few options: Trading losses made in the current tax year can be offset against other taxable income (such as employment earnings or
More Tax Action tips from TaxCalc! This time it’s reviewing your payments on account… If you are currently making payments on account under the self-assessment scheme the default position is that they are based on the previous year’s tax bill. If your taxable income is increasing year on year then there is no need to review them
Minesh Patel talks tax planning tools for clients in his guest ‘Diary of an adviser‘ blog, supporting unbiased.co.uk’s Tax Action campaign sponsored by TaxCalc. You can view Minesh’s unbiased.co.uk profile here. Many of my clients get very excited by investments that save them large amounts of tax such as Venture Capital Trusts. VCTs, with the 30%