Work Experience! A Day In The Life Of:

Posted on July 25, 2014 No Comments

Having spent most of my summer not getting up until 10am, if not later, suddenly waking up at 7am to come into work at a proper 9 to 5 job, was a bit of a shock to the system to say the least. I arrived at the Andrew Marr building at 8:45, thinking being early […]

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New flexible pensions: why we will not be spending them all at once…

Posted on July 23, 2014 No Comments

Much has been written about the new dawn of pensions flexibility ushered in by the Chancellor in his last budget. Amidst the thunderous applause and cries of ‘long overdue!’ from most pension holders there were, however, stern noises from certain quarters – Labour’s Ed Balls among them – that the overwhelming temptation for many would […]

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7 Alternatives to using pensions to save for retirement

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Faced with a hefty 55 per cent pensions tax bill because of HM Revenue & Customs new lower lifetime pensions allowance, many middle-to-high earners with generous pension arrangements are seriously on the lookout for alternatives to pensions as savings vehicles for retirement. That is quite a few savers potentially hunting around, considering that approximately 360,000 […]

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SMEs need to take care in the complicated insurance arena

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“Small businesses are experts in their particular field but are often not experienced in buying insurance. That is why they need to be able to trust their insurance intermediary to act in their best interests. If there are conflicts of interest that are not identified or properly managed, that trust is put at risk.” (Clive […]

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HMRC boasts record level of additional tax after avoidance crackdown

Posted on July 14, 2014 No Comments

HMRC has revealed a dramatic jump in its revenues thanks to its recent measures aimed at clamping down on tax avoidance schemes. During the course of the tax year 2013/2014, HMRC claims that it has generated an extra £23.9 billion in tax; a staggering figure, especially considering it puts them £1 billion ahead of a […]

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New ISAs: going the distance with new pensions – or delivering the knockout punch?

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‘Out with the old and in with the new’ regimes The Chancellor’s March 2014 Budget may well go down as one of the most radically overhauling game-changers since Lloyd George ushered in the state pension in the 1908 Pensions Act (at the time perceived as dangerously radical). It has completely levelled the playing field as […]

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July Market Commentary

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June was a good month for British and Chinese manufacturing, a disastrous month for General Motors (GM) and sadly, the England team who can now be found on the beaches of the Algarve. At least they escaped the anger directed at South Korea’s players, who were pelted with toffees on their return to Seoul! UK […]

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Success for IFP’s Support Team!

Posted on July 7, 2014 No Comments

We all know our support staff work very hard in the office, however it appears they work just as hard out of the office too! Joe Sanders, James Naylor and Jessica McMahon have all recently achieved something to be proud of. Here at IFP, we like to recognise their success and thought you would too!   Joe […]

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Retirement income – Are you struggling to support your family?

Posted on June 9, 2014 No Comments

Retirement Income – Prudential Research Two in five (39%) people planning on retiring this year provide financial support to their families or other dependants, according to new research by Prudential. The research into the ‘Class of 2014’ is Prudential’s seventh annual study tracking the future plans and aspirations of people who plan to retire in the […]

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5 Travel Tips – Help your money go further abroad!

Posted on June 3, 2014 No Comments

As the weather turns and we move toward the Summer months, it’s natural for all of us to look forward to forthcoming holidays and some time away somewhere nice! Foreign finance is a notoriously troublesome area, with poor exchange rates on overseas credit card transactions being just one of several fairly recent high profile examples […]

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