Finance Bill 2016 passes through parliament

The Finance Bill 2016 passed through parliament in December 2015. This bill puts into law many of the measures announced by the Chancellor in his Budget and Autumn Statement speeches. Important areas which were clarified: the annual investment allowance is £200,000 from 1 January 2016 tougher rules tackling offshore tax evasion will be introduced large[…]

New state pension: a guide

The new state pension comes into effect from 6 April 2016 but research has found that many savers don’t understand the changes. A survey by Aviva found that: 24% are unaware of the flat rate pension 42% of 55-64 year olds aren’t sure if they’ll receive it 57% know that the state pension age is[…]

Retirement planning

An introduction to using your resources to ensure you get the retirement you want. What do you want your life to be like when you pass retirement age? Are you looking forward to the end of your working life as a time to take on new projects or to simply relax after 40 plus years[…]

Choosing a business structure

An introduction to the most common types of businesses: sole traders, limited companies and partnerships. After the start of a brand new year, changing something about the way you do business can make you feel like you’ve turned a new page. This could be anything from launching a new product or service, redesigning your company[…]