A public accounts committee report has called on HM Revenue & Customs to look at a variety of ways to crack down on the buy- to-let sector by encouraging voluntary disclosure while increasing prosecutions of tax evaders.
Two things in the last couple of weeks have made me come over all Victor Meldrew.1: I advised some new clients to top up their Halifax cash Isas. Mr X went to his local branch to pay in £3,600 each. He was put in front of an “adviser” who told him they would be better off doing stocks & shares Isas instead. My client had the sense and knowledge to say, no thanks.
Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]
Out of context “If you hear any music, don’t worry, it’s not my iPod.” Pimfa’s Liz Field apologises to MM after train delays force her to dash into a coffee shop for an interview “Paid in wine please.” Yardstick Agency Founder Phil Bray jokes about his payment preference after giving financial planning personality Phil Billingham a […]
Inflation stayed put at 2.4 per cent in June, bucking against an expectation it would rise to 2.6 per cent. Data from the Office for National Statistics released today show inflation will remain at its lowest level for 12 months. Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund manager Thomas Wells says the Bank of England will now […]