Archive: Jul 2017

Inflation

June CPI inflation figures – maybe interest rates will remain

The CPI for June showed prices flat over the month, whereas prices rose by 0.2% between May 2016 and June 2016. The consensus had been for a 2.9% annual rate, so the 0.3% drop to 2.6% surprised the markets. The CPI/RPI gap widened to 0.9%, with the RPI annual rate now standing at 3.5% (down 0.2% on […]

Universirty fee planning

The Cost of Education

A quarter of UK parents regret not saving earlier for their child’s education and one is five say they wish they had saved more, according to new data. Funding the cost of education is a big and important issue. It seems that more than 70% of parents contribute towards the cost of their child’s education, […]

More Over 50’s Setting up Businesses

ONS (Office of National Statistics) data shows that as at the end of 2015 there were 4.6m self-employed people in the UK – up from 3.8m in 2008 – and the over 50’s account for 43% of those that start their own business.  In addition, the number of self-employed people aged 65 and over has […]






Let Property Campaign: Guide to making a Disclosure

HMRC has recently updated its guidance on the Let Property Campaign. The Let Property Campaign is for landlords who owe tax through letting out residential property, in the UK or abroad, to get up to date with their tax affairs in a simple and straightforward way. It includes: those that have multiple properties landlords with […]






Save your first working hour and make it automatic

Helping clients to make the right choices for regular savings and lump sum investment is one of the key roles of financial planners.  Making the wrong choices can cause serious financial detriment and this consequence, together with relative complexity over the choices and difficulty in “self-serving” the answers, are the three key components underpinning most […]






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