Tag: Tax

Buy-to-Let Landlords: To sell or not to sell

Posted on August 27, 2015 No Comments

It is time for another article, hand written by a member of our very own team. Everyone meet IFP’s Senior Paraplanner, Paul Bowater. Paul started with IFP as a graduate trainee in November 2010. He has since achieved the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning and is applying for Chartered status in November. With all of […]

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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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July 2015 Budget Preview

Posted on June 30, 2015 No Comments

George Osborne will deliver the second Budget of 2015 on Wednesday, July 8th, just two months – almost to the day – after the Conservatives secured an outright majority in the General Election. As always, IFP have provided preview commentary in relation to the July 2015 Budget which we do hope you find useful! With […]

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What is the impact of Automatic Enrolment?

Posted on March 26, 2015 No Comments

  Automatic Enrolment What is the impact for both employers and employees? The Office of National Statistics 2014 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings provides us with evidence of the considerable impact of Automatic Enrolment within the pensions arena – for employees and employers. According to the survey findings: The workplace pension scheme membership figures […]

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Autumn Statement Commentary

Posted on December 5, 2014 No Comments

Introduction When George Osborne stood up to deliver his Budget in March everything in his garden was rosy – or as rosy as the prevailing world economy would allow. Most of the UK economic indicators were moving in the right direction and it was generally agreed that the UK was recovering from the global recession […]

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Tax Free Savings – NISA vs Pension

Posted on November 5, 2014 No Comments

Many of our clients will be aware of the tax free savings advantages that can come from using an ISA or a pension to save for your future. If you are not currently a client however, or are unfamiliar with the tax benefits available, then it is worth briefly recapping just what you could be […]

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Additional UK Pension Reforms – October 2014

Posted on November 3, 2014 No Comments

The government has published the Taxation of Pensions Bill, which will change the tax rules to allow individuals aged 55 and above to access their defined contribution pension as they wish from April next year. As part of this bill, the government is proposing to change the rules on taking pensions as a lump sum […]

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Important pension notice: 55% ‘death tax’ abolished

Posted on October 10, 2014 No Comments

Ahead of the major pension changes already announced for April 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, this week announced another shift in pension policy that could have a big impact on many savers and their financial planning requirements. Speaking at the Conservative Party’s Annual Conference, Mr Osborne announced the abolition of a so-called death tax, which […]

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Tax Efficient Investment Vehicles – IFP’s Top 5

Posted on September 24, 2014 2 Comments

As part of our monthly feature, IFP ask the public to name a topic of their choice that one member of our team will write about. Last month, IFP were asked about the complex matter of Inheritance Tax and IFP’s Chartered Financial Planner, John Copsey, wrote a bespoke piece of material which you can find […]

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Inheritance Tax – Are you liable?

Posted on September 9, 2014 No Comments

   Inheritance Tax – Are you liable and what causes this? Here at IFP we often upload information and write material in relation to the complex matters of Inheritance Tax. Our very own Chartered Financial Planner, John Copsey, recently wrote a quick and easy to understand article summarising IHT which you can find here. Our clients often […]

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