Month: March 2014

Building the Team

I spent many years very unsure about what i wanted to be or do and so I started off my working life studying and qualifying in beauty therapy. I soon realised that it wasn’t the right path for me; I was very keen to explore other options and find something more challenging. I was offered […]

March Market Commentary

March Market Commentary  Most of the major stock markets enjoyed a good month in February, more than making up for the falls experienced in January. The UK, German and US Dow Jones index were all well ahead in the month, as were Hong Kong and India. The news from Ukraine and Russia at the start […]

What you need to know about the new High Income Child Benefit Charge

Child benefits are currently paid out at a rate of £20.30 per week for the first child, and £13.40 for each subsequent child, with an increase planned for the 2014/2015 tax year to £20.50 and £13.55. These benefits are claimed by many families for all children under the age of 16 and in some cases […]

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Hints and Tips for the Tax Year End

As always, the end of the tax year is an important date in anyone’s financial planning calendar. In most cases, tax allowances end with the tax year: making the best use of them while they are available can mean a big difference to the eventual returns from your savings and investments. We have therefore put […]