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The Impact of Means Testing for the Cost of Care

Posted on November 23, 2015 No Comments

The cost to you of care delivered by a local authority or trust is determined by a Care Assessment (read more about Care Assessments here!), which takes into account what your needs are and the services required and then Means Testing, which looks at how much capital and income you have that can be taken […]

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Market Report: The Chinese economy and its influence on the markets

Posted on August 26, 2015 No Comments

The warning signs for the Chinese economy began way back in July, when the Shanghai Composite Index lost more than 8% on a single day. Overall, during the month of July the market suffered its worst month for six years, losing 29% from the peak June price. But that was all before the dramatic falls […]

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2015 Budget Changes – What does Rebecca think?

Posted on July 17, 2015 No Comments

      There have been a number of changes following the 2015 Budget by Chancellor, George Osborne – but what do they really mean? IFP’s Operations Director, Rebecca Colley, has clarified some of the key points and made her own comments about Osborne’s decisions. Read it here! “BIG COUNTRY, BIG AMBITIONS…” George Osborne delivered his […]

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IFP’s 2015 Budget Summary

Posted on July 16, 2015 1 Comment

Click here to download the 2015 Budget Summary in PDF format. Introduction It’s a parliamentary tradition that while making the Budget speech, the Chancellor may drink whatever he wishes. Previous Chancellors have opted for whisky (Kenneth Clarke), gin and tonic (Geoffrey Howe) and even sherry and beaten egg (William Ewart Gladstone). Reflecting more sombre and […]

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March Economy Market Update

Posted on March 6, 2015 No Comments

March Economy Market Update At last! A full house, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time since we started this bulletin all the major world stock markets moved resolutely upwards in February. Some by a little, some by a lot and some – step forward the UK – finally breaking through a previous high from […]

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5 Key Concerns When Approaching Retirement

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Are you relishing the arrival of your retirement, whenever it may be due? A recent survey from Aegon found that whilst people continued to have positive aspirations for retirement, there was nevertheless a widespread lack of confidence that retirement would actually deliver. With careful planning though, you can address all of your potential concerns and […]

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Video: Budget 2015 Preview

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George Osborne will be delivering his last Budget before the General Election in May this month. It’s sure to be an announcement full of major policy announcements so we’ve put together a short video on what we can expect… Share our pre Budget 2015 video!

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February Economy Market Update

Posted on February 9, 2015 No Comments

The great thing about writing this bulletin is that you make a note of something which looks hugely significant around the middle of the month and then something else comes along which makes it pale into insignificance. In this case the ‘hugely significant’ event was the fall in UK inflation – what came along was […]

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December Market Commentary

Posted on December 5, 2014 No Comments

November saw the G20 group of world leaders meeting in Canberra. The summit was notable for the new sport invented by the great and good: a bizarre game of musical chairs in order to avoid being photographed sitting next to Vladimir Putin! Not to be outdone in the social pariah stakes, David Cameron turned Cassandra, […]

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November Market Commentary

Posted on November 5, 2014 No Comments

In all the time we’ve been writing these market commentaries it’s difficult to remember a more turbulent month than October 2014. Throughout the summer we have been writing about events in the Ukraine and the worries that conflict posed for Europe. Fortunately we now have a ceasefire in the region – and Russia and the […]

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