Bulletins & Blog

In this section you can find our popular bulletins and blogs. Written by one of our directors, they cover a whole host of topics and financial and economic issues – not just SSAS (Self Administered Pension Schemes).

Please feel free to comment upon any of the points raised in any of the bulletins and / or blogs. We would delighted to hear from you and will get back as soon as possible.

Blog

The 2014 Budget – What does it mean for Pensions?

The 2014 budget has seen one of the biggest changes in pensions for some time.  Very briefly the main points are: The maximum drawdown available is increased from 120% of the GAD rates to 150%.  This applies to pension years


Britain’s Debt Problem – Does it really matter?

In the year 2008/2009 the country’s net debt – Britain’s Debt Problem – totalled £626.6 billion.  By the end of  2013 that net debt figure had risen to £1.254 trillion.  Today our Net Debt figure stands at £1.334 trillion …. and


Royal Mail Privatisation. Good for everyone?

Royal Mail privatisation through the fire sale of Royal Mail shares briefly became a bit of an embarrassment to the Government – with Sir John Major claiming that the Company had been “catastrophically undervalued” – and calling for an enquiry


Help to Buy. Is George Osborne the new Pied Piper?

Welcome to our first blog. I just can’t get it out of my head – this image of George Osborne as the Pied Piper, trilling the merits of his latest “Help to Buy” scheme and merrily leading unwitting house buyers into a pit of negative equity home ownership.

His recent summary introduction of “Help to Buy” Mk III (an entirely taxpayer funded Mortgage Indemnity Guarantee Scheme) will doubtless give the housing market another boost – just at a time when the new-build order books are filling up nicely.

Bulletins

Bulletin 82 – September 2017

In this issue we focus on:

  • Who Wants to Live Forever?
  • The Poverty Trap
  • Look to the Future

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Bulletin 81 – August 2017

In this issue we focus on:

  •  Crystallised Fund on Death of Survivor

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Bulletin 80 – July 2017

In this issue we focus on:

  • SSAS and the New Government
    – Pension Transfers
    – Contribution Annual Allowance
    – State Pension Age

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Bulletin 79 – June 2017

In this issue we focus on:

  • Pension Transfers

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Bulletin 78 – May 2017

In this issue we focus on:

  • Pension Transfers

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