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Avoiding Tax Traps – Achieving 60% Tax Relief with Pensions

15 Feb 2019

By re-claiming the personal allowance, high earners may obtain effective tax relief of 60% when making a personal pension contribution.

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Workplace pensions – increase to minimum contributions in 2019

8 Jan 2019

The Pensions Regulator is in the process of emailing employers regarding the April 2019 statutory increases.

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Employee & Well-Being Benefits on a Budget

8 Jan 2019

Employee benefits are essential for attracting talented employees, motivating and engaging your workforce.

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Does a Default Strategy at Retirement Help Members?

8 Jan 2019

There are still many savers who are disengaged with their pension planning and this has led The Work and Pensions Select Committee to recommend that every pension provider should have a default strategy at retirement.

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Auto-Enrolment Contributions

8 Jan 2019

April 2019 sees auto-enrolment contributions increasing. 

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Points of View: Market Update

3 Jan 2019

2018 has been a difficult year for investors, with both bonds and equities delivering negative returns – a rare event.

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University Superannuation Scheme (USS) – Update December 2018 ‘A new valuation’

17 Dec 2018

In May 2018 we published an article regarding the proposed changes to the USS which led to strike action and subsequently the formation of the Joint Expert Panel (JEP).

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The gift that gives back

13 Dec 2018

Inheritance Tax is something you can try to reduce or expunge altogether through careful planning.

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Points of View: Global Markets

12 Dec 2018

Global equity markets have tracked downwards over the last few months and suffered a further bout of weakness last week in light of growing concerns over US-China trade frictions and the potential for this to damage economic growth.

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To Bond, or not to Bond, that is the question?

19 Nov 2018

We often come across clients who have Investment Bonds who ask “why do I hold them?”, “should I keep them?” and even “should I do more?”.

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Points of View: Airlines

14 Nov 2018

This week I am looking at UK-listed airline companies and two significant factors that influence their share prices; oil price and industrial action.

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NW Brown appoints Paul Fox as Head of Financial Planning

14 Nov 2018

NW Brown Wealth Management is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Fox as Head of Financial Planning.

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