Clerical Medical has produced a guide to capital gains tax taper relief. It targets IFAs to help them identify and understand the CGT rules for clients selling their business.
The market has turned for listed IFAs, with sales set to grow towards the end of the year, according to exclusive research from investment bank Durlacher.Durlacher analyst David Pannell, the author of the report, says even though most IFA firms have been significantly loss-making, with share prices of publicly listed companies falling on average by […]
Not so long ago, if you read the personal finance sections of national newspapers and the consumer press, a naive member of the public could be forgiven for coming up with a valid and damning accusation against its writers. Are you really pro-posing to tell me all about personal finance or just about products that […]
The government's fifth annual poverty report shows employment has increased by 1.5m since 1997 to almost 28m workers.
The majority of parents with children eligible for Government funding assistance through the child trust fund say they plan to top up the cash for their children.Research from The Children's Mutual reveals that 79 per cent say they plan to make additional contributions to the funds when the initiative is likely to start on April […]
James Dowey, Investment Director, Chief Economist China and Japan have both performed strongly so far this year, while the UK and Europe are going through periods of political uncertainty. In contrast, the US has experienced a temporary soft patch, but the lower oil price is proving to be a boon for consumers. How do these […]
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Scotland has introduced a new set of income tax bands, but pensions experts warn that the changes could cause issues with pension tax relief calculations. In the Scottish Budget today, the Government announced a new starter rate of 19p and then a 21p rate for those earning over £24,000. The higher rate of tax is […]
The scramble to do as many defined benefit transfers as possible while values remain high is unabated, and I am constantly amazed at how some firms have thrown caution to the wind in the hunt for their share of this – admittedly lucrative – opportunity. The problem is that advisers are putting their profits before […]
The FCA working group tasked with setting a template for fund charge disclosure is considering whether one or multiple templates would be more suitable. The institutional disclosure working group, chaired by transparency champion Chris Sier, has been tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges following the package of remedies outlined in […]