The FTSE 100 ended the year down 12.5%, its worst performance in 10 years. Few sectors or, for that matter, global markets, avoided a decline. The FTSE 100 in 2018 The FTSE 100 ended 2018 12.5% down from where it started, having failed to spend much time above its 7,687.8 starting level. This year’s roller […]
Members of pension schemes are permitted to fund into the pension the lower of 100% of their earnings or £40,000. However high earners (over £110,000) may have the £40,000 limit reduced, down to a minimum of £10,000. This limit is known as the Annual Allowance. When you exceed the annual allowance and have carried forward […]
Cast your mind back to February 2016, when the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published a consultation paper proposing a complete change to how probate fees will be charged. Replacing the current flat fee approach with a set of bands which went up to a £20,000 fee for estates valued at over £2m. The consultation provoked an outcry […]
This short video clearly explains why were believe in using the Index Funds rather than Active Fund Management.
The government has launched a new savings scheme called Help to Save. The new scheme was initially trialled in January 2018, then rolled out in stages and is now available to all those who are eligible. The savings scheme offers a free bonus on your savings, so it makes it even more attractive than a […]