Month: May 2014

May Market Commentary

The month got off to a gloomy start, especially if you are a Guardian reader. Five signs the global recovery may be an illusion was the headline on one of its main analysis articles, which pointed out that the world of 2014 was not very dissimilar to the world of 2004 – when (we now […]

How the 2014 Budget will change ISAs

In one of the most significant changes announced during George Osborne’s 2014 Budget, the rules governing ISAs will dramatically change in July of this year. Below, we break down exactly how the new rules will impact savers and allow you to shelter more from the taxman. New ISAs New ISAs, or NISAs, will be introduced […]

How long do you think you’ve got left?

A new report from MGM Advantage, put together with research conducted in October 2013, asked the following question of respondents: ‘Being as realistic as you can, approximately how old do you think you’ll live until?’ Compared to the last Office of National Statistics (ONS 2012) forecast, the answer from the 55-64 year olds, proved interesting. […]

Are you in an Inheritance Tax Hotspot?

Estates liable for Inheritance Tax in the UK in 2010-2011 faced a bill of nearly £166,000 on average, according to new analysis of HMRC data by Prudential. The study, based on the latest publicly available regional data on tax receipts, shows that in the 2010-2011 tax year, inheritance tax was paid on around 15,600 estates […]