Tag: Tax

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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Inheritance Tax by IFP’s John Copsey

Posted on August 6, 2014 No Comments

IFP are delighted to bring you a brand new feature! Each month, we will ask the public to name a topic they would like one member from the IFP team to write about. Topics can range from Auto Enrolment to Long Term Care to Inheritance Tax Planning. Each article will be a bespoke piece of […]

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Tax Recovered from Avoidance Scheme Clampdown

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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NISA v Pension – Two punishing jabs leading to the knockout punch…

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“Out with the old and in with the new” 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 far […]

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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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