Tag: economy

Chinese Markets Update

Posted on January 18, 2016 No Comments

As we all turn over a new leaf and enter 2016 with a fresh year ahead of us, it rather seems that China has missed the New Year memo! After uncertainty over Chinese markets affected worldwide stocks in 2015, the beginning of 2016 has seen a similar story. The Shanghai Composite market dived 7% on […]

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State Pension Entitlement – What can I receive?

Posted on December 2, 2015 No Comments

It is that time again, a member of our team write their own bespoke material in relation to current affairs. Today, IFP’s Financial Planner, Joe Sanders, has written about the State Pension and how much you are entitled to. To contact Joe, you can send him an email or call him on 01482 219325. State Pension […]

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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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