New government, new tax targets?

How will the new government affect your financial planning and taxes? December's election result has varied implications.

HMRC keeps an eye on offshore fund investors

HMRC is now contacting individuals with offshore investments. Make sure you know how gains from these investments should be treated.

Probate fee increases abandoned

The government’s scrapping of the proposed restructuring of probate fees highlights the importance of having a Will - 54% of UK adults don’t.

One step at a time – investing slowly

Investing a lump sum can be daunting, but phased investment could give you another route to making the most of your money.

Interest rates back on the slopes

Bank of England holds off following the Fed and ECB in interest rate cuts as the search for yields gets harder.

Probate delays affecting estate settlements

System changes to probate administration and uncertainty on increased fees feed delays to probate applications.

A bumpy ride for August on the markets

August was a rollercoaster month for international markets with interest rates, trade wars and Brexit contributing to a bumpy ride.

Money purchase annual allowance penalties – pick a number

Freedom of Information requests have highlighted a lack of information around numbers hit with pension allowance penalties and the complexities around finding out.

New prime minister, new tax policies

Boris Johnson took office towards the end of last month with a list of tax proposals in hand. But at what cost?

Student fees may be coming down

University fees could be in for another shake-up if the government adopts controversial proposals in a new report.