UK house price inflation rate fell from 13.7 per cent in November to 10.7 per cent in December despite Northern Ireland seeing a rise from 13.5 per cent to 16 per cent, according to the office for the Deputy Prime Minister. The highest rates remain in the North East (20.5 per cent), Yorkshire and the Humber (18.8 per cent) and the North West (17.8 per cent) compared to 3 per cent in London.
If you are not yet in the Sipp market, it is time to get wise to the biggest potential growth area in advice.
Citisolutions now has over 100 salespeople out on the road after registration and certification blunders led to the group having to ground 2,000 of its “introducers” last month.
Invesco Perpetual is to continue its current 2 per cent discount on the sales charge for all new Isa investments and Pep and Isa transfers.The discount will continue until the end of the tax year and includes Isa monthly savings and phased investment options. Invesco will also offer a 1.75 per cent discount on the […]
Where property is inherited, either under a will or under the intestacy laws, it is possible to redirect the legacy (or part thereof) to achieve inheritance tax savings by using a deed of variation, says Brian Murphy.
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