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3 November 2018

Money Purchase Annual Allowance

If you choose to flexibly access your pension, you will trigger the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA). This Allowance currently stands at £4,000. This means that you will only be able to contribute up to £4,000 to all Money Purchase…

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Red Budget Box
1 November 2018

Budget – The Key Points

Tax Thresholds & Allowances The Budget announced the following thresholds and allowances will take effect from the 2019/20 tax year. The government had previously planned to increase the personal allowance and higher rate thresholds to these levels by April 2020…

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President Donald Trump and Jerome Powell
12 October 2018

Will the Fed reassess its strategies?

World markets took a heavy fall last week due to the concerns that US interest rates are likely to rise for further than previously expected. New York’s Dow Jones Index fell 5% over two days of trading while the FTSE…

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Federal Reserve Building, Washington DC, USA.
8 October 2018

A case of good news actually being seen as bad

The Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell recently announced that “The US economy is enjoying a remarkable positive set of economic circumstances and there was no reason to think it cannot continue for some time”. His comments are a result of…

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23 August 2018

A hard affair?

Our last blog post and newsletter entitled ‘A Soft Affair’ was written soon after Prime Minister Teresa May published her governments negotiating position with the EU over Brexit. Since the publication of the so called ‘Chequers Agreement’ there has been…

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President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May
16 July 2018

A rather soft affair.

With the publication of the government’s white paper – The plan for the UK’s Brexit, it now seems almost inevitable that there will not be a substantial break away from the EU when Brexit formally occurs in March 2019. Instead,…

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