Month: March 2015

March Market Commentary

At last! A full house, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time since we started this bulletin all the major world stock markets moved resolutely upwards in February. Some by a little, some by a lot and some – step forward the UK – finally breaking through a previous high from the last century. Whether […]

The Family Home by Keith Knight, Turner Hampton

There can be a number of tax issues to consider in respect of the family home, especially where rental income is received or it is used partly for business which may subsequently lead to a Capital gains tax charge. Let’s briefly consider the following: A “rent a room” relief is available where you let furnished […]

5 Key Concerns for Retirees

Are you relishing the arrival of your retirement, whenever it may be due? A recent survey from Aegon found that whilst people continued to have positive aspirations for retirement, there was nevertheless a widespread lack of confidence that retirement would actually deliver. With careful planning though, you can address all of your potential concerns and […]

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Ten questions to ask yourself about the new pension freedoms

1 – How long will my money have to last? We now tend to live longer. An average 65 year old in good health is expected to live for another 24 years and one in four people could now live to see their 95th birthday. Our retirement savings are going to have to last us for […]