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Last month HMRC published the ‘Draft Guidance’ on the pension flexibility that is being introduced from the 6th of April 2015.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 [...]
Have you ever considered what happens if one of your business partners falls seriously ill or dies unexpectedly? Their shareholding in the company will normally pass to their partner or children. This means you either end up with uninformed shareholders suddenly having a say in the business…or, you will need to buy them out. According [...]
For all the hype around pensioners’ ‘right to buy a Lamborghini’ some of the more important elements of the 2014 budget may have been lost. Here, Jon Francis, director of SIP Wealth Management, cuts through the hype and identifies the key things everyone with a pension needs to know. This year’s budget will greatly enhance [...]
Bad news sells newspapers apparently. I can only assume it must do. After so many years of economic doom and gloom in the headlines, some of the really good news coming through appears woefully underreported. Not everyone understands the nature of stock indices, let alone follows them. The only time most people will hear about [...]