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IHT – UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

According to figures from HM Revenue and Customs, Inheritance Tax (IHT) revenues are up again, with £5bn being paid in the 2017–18 tax year. This increase comes despite the... Read more

FOUR-FIFTHS OF PROPERTIES ARE NOW SOLD BELOW ASKING PRICE

With property prices stabilising across the UK and falling in London, what steps can you take to ensure you get a good price if you’re planning to sell your... Read more

AUTUMN BUDGET 2018

We have sought to pick out all the key points from the Budget on 29 October, including: OBR Forecasts Brexit Personal Taxation, Wages and Pensions Enterprise and Business Housing... Read more

8 OF 10 MORTGAGE HOLDERS DON’T HAVE INCOME PROTECTION

Having a mortgage is a huge responsibility, especially when you consider the amount of money you will have to repay over the coming years. However, as we all know,... Read more

HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR LEASEHOLDERS WANTING TO BUY FREEHOLD

The government estimate that there are 4.2m leasehold residential properties (one-third houses and two-thirds flats) in England, and around half of these are on leases with less than 80... Read more

WHY BAD MATHS COULD COST YOU A FORTUNE

How much are your possessions worth? Having enough insurance is almost as important as having insurance in the first place. When it comes to applying for a policy, it’s... Read more

EQUITY RELEASE RISES TOWARDS £1BN IN SINGLE QUARTER

Many people in retirement can find themselves owning a valuable family home but only having a small income to live on. An equity release plan allows you to turn... Read more

Property Market Review September 2018

In this months addition we discuss the following: Central London the hot-spot for global commercial investment John Lewis launches new warehouse Commercial property prices falling in Scotland 12.9% increase... Read more

Economic Review September 2018

In this months addition we discuss the following: Economic growth and Brexit related uncertainties Retails sales figures and the UK consumer Financial Markets overview Inflation at a 6 month... Read more

Drawdown – A Popular Choice, But Advice Is Essential

Income drawdown is where you leave your pension pot invested and take an income directly from it, instead of using the money in your pot to buy an annuity... Read more