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Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget speech on Wednesday 16 March, his third in 12 months. In our summary of the key announcements, we consider how they could impact on your finances today and in future years to come. Read all about it in our latest budget newsletter.
Is Britain walking tall again? The chancellor claims it is. This was one of many announcements made as he embarked upon his sixth budget speech. Growth is now forecast to rise to 2.5 per cent this year and 2.3 per cent in 2016, he said. As such, borrowing estimates were lowered. Here at WPS Financial [...]
From Money Marketing The Pensions Regulator issued 166 penalty notices to firms breaking auto-enrolment regulations in the final quarter of 2014, an increase from just three fines in the previous quarter. TPR’s latest quarterly update on its investigations into auto-enrolment reveals it served 166 firms with £400 fixed penalties for failing to comply with an [...]
The WPS Financial Group, one of Wales' biggest financial advisory groups, has welcomed new changes to pension rules, which make it easier and more tax-efficient to transfer pensions after death. The changes, announced by Chancellor George Osborn this week, are partly designed to make pensions even more attractive to savers on the basis they can [...]
Last month HMRC published the ‘Draft Guidance’ on the pension flexibility that is being introduced from the 6th of April 2015. It runs no fewer than 38 pages, confirming that once again (sadly) there is no such thing as simplicity in pensions. The full guidance can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/344685/Annex_D_Flexibility_15_Guidance.pdf Defined Contribution Schemes only As [...]