Update: Britain votes to leave the European Union

Posted on June 24, 2016 No Comments

In a historic referendum, Britain has voted to leave the European Union. The result of the vote has already triggered a tidal wave of political and fiscal changes, the most headline-grabbing of which is the commitment by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to resign and have new leadership in place by the Conservative party conference […]

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Don’t worry! There will be no stamp duty rise on your ‘granny flat’ after all!

Posted on June 17, 2016 No Comments

November 2015 saw Chancellor George Osborne announce a significant rise in the amount of stamp duty for second home and buy-to-let properties. The new level, which came into effect in April this year, is higher than that on residential property by three percentage points. What this means is that buying a second home for £200,000, […]

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Can ill health affect your IHT liability?

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The Inheritance Tax (IHT) treatment of pensions is a particularly complex area; combining the complicity of the tax system with the supposedly ‘simplified’ pension rules. When someone dies, IHT is payable at 40% on the value of their estate above the nil-rate band (NRB) of £325,000. Usually the calculation of the value of your estate […]

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Joe’s Journey – From Uni to Chartered

Posted on June 14, 2016 No Comments

Many of you know about IFP’s Chartered Financial Planner, Joe Sanders – we don’t stop writing about his achievements! This time, we have asked Joe to take us on a journey, his career journey! From leaving university to achieving Chartered status, Joe has written about what it takes… July 2011 After completing my 3 year degree, […]

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The Budget 2016 – Where are we now the dust has settled?

Posted on May 31, 2016 No Comments

With all the talk of the upcoming European Referendum and the U-turn on Academies it is easy to forget that the Chancellor announced some important measures affecting your personal finances during his Budget Speech on 16th March 2016. Amongst other things, he announced: The income tax personal allowance will increase to £11,500 from April 2017 […]

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Cheetham Allen in the Spotlight!

Posted on May 27, 2016 No Comments

Each quarter, ifp have decided to feature a local organisation to help promote awareness (we do love local businesses!). So here goes, our first ever feature… Cheetham Allen! Don’t forget, if you would like to be featured just drop us a line and we will contact you to discuss content. We are a local firm […]

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New CPD Regime for Solicitors

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The CPD regime for solicitors will change on 31st October 2016 to a new outcomes-focused regime. Solicitors are allowed to switch to the new regime before October if they wish. The current arrangements are that the Solicitors Regulation Authority accredits approved providers of training (such as Informed Financial Planning) and solicitors must log 16 hours […]

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Dividend, Salary or Bonus?

Posted on May 16, 2016 No Comments

Our team have been busy! Dividend rules have recently changed and IFP’s Senior Financial Planner, Andy Collinson, has found this topic has been popular amongst his clients. A number of questions has prompted Andy to write this bespoke article to help you understand the new rules in further detail. As always, if you have any […]

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Help To Buy vs Lifetime: Which ISA is best?

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Set to be introduced in April 2017, the Lifetime ISA essentially offers an alternative to the Help To Buy ISA. With two competing options on the table, it’s important to know which is best for you and your needs, as whilst they have some similarities, there are also key differences between the two. The Help […]

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The new state pension; how will it affect you?

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The new single-tier state pension, also referred to as a ‘flat-rate’ pension, came into effect at the start of April this year. Whilst it makes the system simpler, as well as increasing the basic state pension from around £120 per week to a starting figure of £155 per week, the new system is not set […]

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