The YouGov/Money Marketing monthly IFA survey shows almost a 50/50 split regarding the issue of whether the Government’s Budget decision to cut pension tax relief for people earning over £150,000 will significantly damage long-term savings.
We are living longer and retirees are no longer required to buy an annuity. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham explores how changes to pensions freedoms are expected to impact the demand for income. Click here
From retirement planning to wealth preservation strategies, there is a clear and present difference between intention and action. This is a common thread running through much of the research we have undertaken recently. Advisers appreciate the importance of certain (usually more complex) financial solutions; they see the relevance and recognise the market need. Yet something […]
Chancellor Philip Hammond has ruled out scrapping the tapered annual allowance and argues it is “necessary to deliver a fair system and protect the public finances.” MPs questioned Hammond in parliament today about senior NHS clinicians’ tax implications from the tapered annual allowance and annual allowance. They pointed out both allowances are forcing senior NHS […]
US, China and a trade deal: could there be a case of disappointment? Joy and rapture abounded in the first quarter as three specific concerns were smote: the US Federal Reserve put the brakes on interest rate hikes, Chinese growth appeared to rebound and US president Donald Trump sent promising tweets about a China trade […]