Archive for the ‘Personal Client Services’ Category

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Pension clouds on the horizon

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Tax breaks for pension contributions are going to be hit, and the next few months present a golden opportunity to make hay whilst the sun shines. The approaching clouds of change are going to usher in a less sunny pensions landscape. Harold ...

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Buy-to-let tax bombshell for Landlords

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Landlords who have financed their buy-to-let properties through borrowings are in for a shock. Tax relief for finance costs (including loan interest) related to residential property is to be slashed. This is a blow for those who have borrowed ...

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Farmers, milk pools and quotas

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Milk quotas have been abolished after more than three decades of EU attempts to control dairy production. Whilst this may lead to milk pools and butter mountains in the future, a current tax issue for farmers is what to do with their now ...

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Pensions Under A Tax

Posted by Gary Mackley-Smith on

Pension savers earning more than £150,000 a year face restrictions on the amount of tax relief they can claim on their contributions. Now that the general election is out of the way and we have a Tory majority, what was included in their ...

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Matthew Lee, Managing Partner at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants, Bristol

Pensioner Bonds should be made available to all ages

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The “Pensioner Bonds” – the most successful financial product for decades – should breach the law on age discrimination, according to Matthew Lee, Managing Partner of Bishop Fleming. Mr Lee stated¬†“It is now illegal ...

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