Hammond commits to cut corporation tax to 17%

Chancellor Philip Hammond says the Government will stick to the business tax roadmap set out in the March budget that will see corporation tax cut to 17 per cent. He says: “My priority as Chancellor is to ensure that Britain remains the number one destination for business – creating the investment, the jobs and the […]


Pensions escape salary sacrifice clampdown

Pension contributions will not be included in new rules clamping down on the usage of salary sacrifice schemes, the Chancellor has announced in the Autumn Statement. From April 2017, those paying in to benefits in kind schemes “will pay the same tax as everyone else,” Philip Hammond said. Employer pension contributions, along with childcare and […]


Diamond in the rough: Can something good come out of the broken PI market?

The clamour to reform advisers’ professional indemnity insurance is growing as trade bodies and the regulator face up to the fact PI cover is not working for advice firms. Speaking at the Association of British Insurers conference last week, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey acknowledged advisers’ PI is not adequately covering firm failures. Bailey said […]

Danby Bloch

Danby Bloch: Hammond’s warning on pension tax relief

The most concerning part of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement was not in his speech, or even in the Green Book setting out the details of the main proposals. It was tucked away in a consultative document about cutting the amount of the pension money purchase annual allowance. The following passage from that document has […]

It’s too soon to write Apple off

By Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Fund Manager at Neptune Earnings season is noisy in the technology sector and a good quarter does not make a good investment. Numbers that come in marginally ahead or behind ‘market expectations’ are extrapolated to produce narratives showing the rise or fall of companies. Our job as technology […]


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