Doctors tapering off as pension tax rules bite

Reports of senior doctors and consultants receiving unexpected tax bills after breaching pension annual allowance tapering rules highlight the need for regular reviews.

Riding out investment bends

A brief dip in US Treasury securities yields illustrates the benefits of holding your nerve amid investment noise.

A popular peak for venture capital trusts

VCT investment is at a 10-year high. There may be opportunities early in the tax year to explore your options.

Ripple effect widens for China investors

China is in the investment news again as Bloomberg opens its bond market index to mainland Chinese securities. Is it time to review your international portfolio?

How long do you want to work…?

New labour market figures show record levels of employment for the over 65s. How long do you want to work?

Living longer, but…

A recent report shows that life expectancy is still improving, but not as quickly as was once expected.

Happy 20th birthday

6 April marks the 20th birthday of the Individual Savings Account (ISA).

The lesson from the loan tax charge

The controversy surrounding the loan charge deadline is a reminder of the dangers of aggressive tax planning. If you were offered a way of being paid a ‘salary’ that involved no income tax and no national insurance contributions (NICs), what would you think? In the late 1990s and early 2000s, many contractors and consultants were...

An overshadowed Spring Statement

Ever since he announced a move to an Autumn Budget in 2016, Mr Hammond has made it clear that he wanted to avoid the Spring Statement counterpart becoming a mini-Budget. His vision was that in March he would be presenting a brief response to the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

China emerges on to the investment stage

China has been at the forefront of the headlines recently, whether about the protracted trade dispute with the US, the alleged dangers of using Huawei’s 5G equipment or the first landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the moon.